All Stuttering Comedy Show Comes to Chicago!

CHICAGO, Ill., Jun 12, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As part of the 35th annual National Stuttering Association conference, a group of talented comedians will stand up for stuttering in “NSA Laughs!” Headlining the show is Nina G, an 8-year, stand-up comedy veteran and professional speaker. This stand-up comedy show is open to the public and is scheduled for Thursday, July 5 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Sheraton Grand Chicago.

Nina G is also the author of “Stutterer Interrupted: The Making of a Stuttering Stand-Up Comedian,” (, which is scheduled to be released the summer of 2019.

Other comedians who are taking to the stage include: Tague Zachary, a seasoned pro who was most recently seen rocking out at the Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival with his solo show, “A Nerd and A Guitar;” Kinner Shah, a Los Angeles-based actor and comic who was featured on “First Nation’s Comedy Experience” (FNX Network), “TOSH.0” (Comedy Central) and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (FOX); and George Laday, an amateur comic who entertains for fun. He’s a long-time conference goer and this year’s host.

“I’m so excited to be part of this show,” Nina says. “It’s ideal to make people laugh while providing awareness – sharing wit and wisdom.”

Admission to the show is $10 for conference goers and $15 for the general public.

About Nina G:

Nina G is an entertainer and educator. She first stepped onto the stage after she was inspired by her experience at NSA where she was challenged to change her relationship with stuttering.

When she isn’t performing at comedy clubs like San Francisco’s Punchline or the Laugh Factory, she’s playing colleges or keynoting at conferences and training professionals. Nina is part of the comedy troupe, The Comedians with Disabilities Act, which brings laughter and awareness to audiences of all ages across the country.

Nina is also the author of a children’s book, “Once Upon An Accommodation: A Book about Learning Disabilities,” that helps children and adults advocate for their rights as a person with a disability. Nina’s one person show, “Going beyond Inspirational,” which debuted in 2015, is a comical exploration about growing up with learning and speech disabilities.

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Free buttons for Stuttering Awareness Week!

Just for National Stuttering Awareness Week 2018!

I have been asked so many times, “where can I get that button that says ‘I stutter. You are just doing to have to wait for all my brilliant ideas!” In honor of Stuttering Awareness Week, I am sending buttons to the first 50 people in the United States who sign up for notifications about my forthcoming book: Stutterer Interrupted: The Making of a Stuttering Stand Up Comedian. Please check out the website and join for your free button!



SpeakerMatch Companion



April 12 I am on SpeakerMatch Radio and I wanted to offer a companion for some of the things I am talking about as well as a place for people to have dialogue with one another about best practices for getting and promoting college gigs.

Below are some resources that I will reference.  Please check them out!




Slides from a presentation:  Going Beyond Inspirations and Simulations-Disability Awareness Events At Your College

My college press kit.


“Disrupt the Interruptions!” Stuttering comedian announces new one person show!

Disrupt the Interruptions!”

Stuttering comedian announces new one person show!

Nina G, the San Francisco Bay Area’s only female stuttering stand up comedian, is happy to announce her new one person show Stutterer Interrupted: The Making of a Stuttering Stand Up Comedian.  Nina G shares the story of her dream to become a comedian, how that dream went dormant and how she returned to it after a twenty-year journey towards finding acceptance, hope, and a community of people who shared a similar experience.”

In Nina’s words,“people who stutter encounter countless interruptions! But even worse than the interruptions by others are the interruptions I have put on myself because of the internalized stigmas about stuttering.  My dream of being a comedian stagnated because of this.  It’s important that we consciously disrupt the interruptions experienced by people who stutter.  These interruptions may happen when we are talking to others or when our internal voices interrupt us with negative beliefs about ourselves.”  For this stuttering comedian, she let her dream of stand up comedy die because she thought she had to be fluent.  Through challenging her own attitudes about what it means to stutter, she was able to reawaken this dream.   

Nina is touring the show this Spring and Summer with appearances across the country.  Special for Summer 2018 only, Nina is performing her one person show for nonprofits and colleges at a reduced rate. Contact for more information. 

For more about Nina’s one woman show go to

Speaking At Colleges — How to Get In

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SpeakerMatch Teleseminar series announces guest Nina G!

60 minute teleseminar on April 12, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Central Time

Jerry Seinfeld said a lot of comedians won’t play colleges because the students are “too PC [politically correct].” Nina G says, “more gigs for the rest of us!” Nina G is a stuttering comedian and dyslexic writer. Nina has performed all over the U.S. and is a favorite among colleges as a comedian, trainer and keynote speaker. As a speaker she knows what colleges look for and how to help them make the most out of their events. As a counselor at a California Community College, she has planned and executed events and knows what barriers schools encounter at an institutional level.

What You Will Learn:

  • Is the college and university audience right for you?
  • What you and your meeting planner need to consider before booking
  • Connecting your topic to serve the college’s goals
  • How the right press kit can save colleges time and money
  • How to help colleges pull an audience in
  • Where’s the money at? How does budgeting a speaker work, how we are paid, and selling our swag

Register here!

Survey: Disability Events on College Campuses


If you have ever coordinated a college or community event you know your greatest fear: will they come?

For those of us who coordinate Disability events, this is all too real of a fear.  I know that I have planned or been the speaker at events where there was barely an audience.  Through years of failures and successes I know there are considerations that need to be made when planning events.

In April 2018 I will be appearing on Speaker Match Radio to help speakers and college event coordinators understand the perils and successes in hosting events.  As part of the interview, I am hoping to collect responses from college community members who have put on Disability-oriented events.  I will share the results on this blog to help others (and myself) navigate event planning and engage dialogue about having successful events.

The survey should only take a couple of minutes.  Please fill it out if this applies to you or share with others!

Survey link:



Stuttering Comedian Disrupts Interruptions in One Woman Show

On February 11th, 2018, comedian Nina G will be debuting her one-person show, ‘Stutterer Interrupted’ as part of the Solo Sundays performance series at Stage Werx theater.


SAN FRANCISCO, CA – On February 11th, 2018, comedian Nina G will be at the Stage Werx theater debuting her one-person show, Stutterer Interrupted. The show explores what it’s like to be a stuttering woman in non-stuttering world. How does it feel when people constantly try to finish your sentences? When they ask if you forgot your own name? How do you go from twenty years of hiding your voice to performing on stage every night? These are some of the questions that Nina will address.


Nina began performing comedy nearly eight years ago. In a profession where women are outnumbered and people with disabilities are rare, Nina made a point of billing herself as “San Francisco’s only Female Stuttering Comic.” Much of her comedy springs from the idea that the main “issue” with disability is society’s inability to deal with it.

Nina often performs as part of the Comedians with Disabilities Act, a comedy troupe consisting of (you guessed it) comedians with disabilities. The troupe’s debut album, Disabled Comedy Only, has the distinction of being the first comedy compilation to feature only disabled comedians.


Stutterer Interrupted will premiere as part of the ‘Solo Sundays’ series, a monthly showcase produced by Bruce Pachtman at the Stage Werx theater. In addition to Nina, the evening will feature additional performances from Chuck Nevius, Julia Jackson, and Pablo Ramirez. Nina will be donating all her proceeds to the American Institute for Stuttering.


After premiering the show in her native Bay Area, Nina plans to tour Stutterer Interrupted across the country and publish her stories in a book under the same title. She currently tours around the world as a comedian, storyteller, and keynote speaker,




For information on Solo Sundays and tickets go to:
For more information on Nina G visit


About the American Institute for Stuttering:

The American Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Professional Training is established as an independent non-profit corporation, a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3).  AIS offers a range of services including early intervention for children as young as two years old, individual therapy for children and adults, specialty group workshops, a weekly practice and support group, and week-long immersion programs that run throughout the year. AIS can be visited at

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Stutterer Interrupted Meets Comedians Interrupted!

Oh the irony!  Stutterer Interrupted (the name of my upcoming book) meets Comedians, Interrupted this Friday, January 5, 2018.  Its the only show where they are allowed to interrupt me.  Find out the background of my jokes and see what Dalia and Joe think is worthy is ask.  Show is after Oakland’s First Friday!

#FirstFridays #Oakland #Stuttering #Comedy

Stuttering Comedy Comes to Laramie!

Comedy, art and Disability in Laramie, Wyoming!!

I will be in there on January 27 at The Cooper Center for Creative Arts (1174 N. 4th Street) to raise money for the Ark Regional Services that supports artists with disabilities.  If you are in the area, check it out and hope that I know how to dress for the weather!

Come for the heavy appetizers and stay for the comedy!



International Stammering Awareness Day-Dublin Ireland

Note to participants!  I will be checking my twitter throughout the presentation to field questions.  So please address them to @ninagcomedian.  Also, please post questions here that you would like me to address.  

Saturday, October 21 I will be the keynote for Dublin, Ireland’s National Stammering Awareness Day!  I am so excited, especially because this year’s theme is “A World that Understands Stuttering.”  Because I will also be in Huntington Beach performing for the keynote at the California Association of Postsecondary Education and Disability, I won’t be in Dublin in person (as much as I would love to go back to Ireland).  That is why I wanted to front load my presentation.  I will be delivering my Irish keynote on Skype so I don’t think I will be able to do a powerpoint, but wanted to supply some visuals.  So Irish Stammering community!  Here ya go!

Through a combination of storytelling, comedy, and hopefully taking advantage of saying “feck”, I will be talking about, you guessed it—STAMMERING!  I will be exploring Joe Sheehan’s concept of the”stammering iceberg” and how it is constructed by the stigmas we take on from the world.  I will question the idea of this iceberg as a constant.  If we shirt our perspective, might be be able to reframe the iceberg to be more empowering.  Can’t we change how we think about our own stammering?  I offer an alternative, but in the end will challenge the audience, stammers, or not, to reconsider their own icebergs.  These questions include:

What does your current iceberg look like?

  • What thoughts and feelings do you currently have about your stammering?
  • Where did these thoughts and feelings come from?

How would you like this iceberg to change?

  • Choose one feeling from Sheehan’s iceberg that you currently identify with or have identified with in the past.

What kind of iceberg do you want to strife for?

  • How do you want to change the ways that you think and feel about stammering?
  • What do you need from the stammering community to do that?

Of course, we should recognize that we just don’t snap our fingers and make these changes.  They are life long.  To reject the stigma that our society fosters and change the way we think about stammering is a work in progress.

Since I just gave away most of my speech, let me explain my two images that I will be using.


This picture is especially for the professionals in the room.  Speech and language therapists, helping professionals, and whoever else: this is an illustration of equality and equity.  It is commonly shown in presentation in education in the US.  It demonstrates that everyone has differences and that through universal design we are able to address these differences.  For people who stammer, we don’t want anything different from anyone else, we just want access to what everyone else gets.  This can include education, work, and relationships.



The next picture illustrates Sheehan’s iceberg on the left and my revised iceberg on the right.  Sheehan’s analogy of the iceberg was that stammering was like an iceberg, with stammering above the waterline and our negative feelings about stammering submerged below.  I challenge this theory by asking, can we think of our stammering differently.  I added some different words we might use to describe the experience of our speech.  It just isn’t the job of the person who stammers to change how they think about stuttering but it is the responsibility of parents, professionals, the media and everyone in the world to create a better understanding of stammering.

Graphic will be part of a chapter in Stammering Pride and Prejudice

, published by J&R Press, 2018If you want to create your own iceberg, go for it!  I would love to see them, so tag me at or Twitter/Instagram @Ninagcomedian.  Here is something you can use…

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Nina’s book Stutterer Interrupted: The Making of a stuttering Stand Up Comedian is due out in 2018!  Sign up for news from Nina at


Insights from a stuttering comedian with dyslexia. These are my unedited thoughts. Grammar and spelling doesn't count on blogging, especially since it did I would never post!