Learn to turn your most embarrassing experiences into comedy gold.
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Nikki is a writer, comedian, and Italian based in LA, formerly Brooklyn, and originally from New Jersey—the only three places in TV's America. Most recently, Nikki won the 2022 Austin TV Festival Pitch Competition with their pilot "Lil Italy" and was selected as an inaugural member of the Climate Comedy Cohort, co-founded by Generation 180 and American University’s Center for Media and Social Impact.Nikki has written TikToks for Barbie (yes, that one), jokes for the Google Assistant (no, the other one), and bits for the only famous Italian-American, Lady Gaga. They have also contributed writing to The New Yorker’s Daily Shouts, McSweeneys, Reductress, and the MTV TV and Movie Awards: Unscripted.Nikki has performed at the YaaasFest Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, Austin Sketch Festival and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, where they also taught, wrote, and directed sketch comedy.