‘Erma’s Got Talent’ Offers Free Evening of Stand-Up Comedy

Free laughs. Comedy. Critiques. Cool people. All in the comfort of your own space.
On Tuesday, May 3, 2022, Erma’s Got Talent, loosely formatted along the lines of America’s Got Talent, will offer 12 randomly selected contestants the opportunity to perform two minutes of their original stand-up material in front of three celebrity judges — acclaimed comedians Brian Kiley, Wendy Liebman and Joel Madison. Nancy Berk, host of the podcast “Entertaining Insights,” will serve as emcee. It’s free and open to the public.
The winning contestant and runners up will perform on stage at Attendee Stand-Up Comedy Night on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the in-person Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop. Other performers for that evening will be selected randomly later this summer. 

Entertaining and educational, Erma’s Got Talent is an instructional opportunity for participants as well as the audience. The judges will highlight the strengths and weaknesses of performance/material and offer expert suggestions.

The event is free on Crowdcast.

The 12 contestants to be appearing, in alphabetical order:

John Branning, Winthrop, Maine
 Patti Caroli, Naples, Florida
 Jessica Coleman, Columbus, Georgia
 Ivy Eisenberg, White Plains, New York
 Kate Mock Elliott, Cincinnati, Ohio
 Nikki Goldman, Poway, California
 Ed Hosbach, Coldwater, Ohio
 Karen Jaffe, Dayton, Ohio
 Kim Reynolds, Fort Wayne, Indiana
 Lisa Rossi, Des Moines, Iowa
Kim Weitkamp, Mount Vernon, Ohio
Helen Werner, Bronx, New York

To learn more about the Oct. 20-22 in-person Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop and to register, visit https://udayton.edu/artssciences/initiatives/erma/workshop/

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