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Bad Listener: A One-Mannequin Show

  • Up Front at Shadowbox Live 503 South Front Street Columbus, OH, 43215 United States (map)
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“Bad Listener” is a solo-performance theatrical comedy written, created, and performed by comedian Nickey Winkelman ...and one mannequin. This semi-autobiographical tale follows our main character (played by one mannequin) through personal triumphs and struggles while the world moves around her. On a journey to find a balance between self-care and self-absorption, she meets other characters along the way (all played by Nickey Winkelman) and must battle through human interaction in a society full of screens.

Nickey Winkelman is a stand-up comedian and comedy writer born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. While studying theatre at UCSB, Winkelman began her stand up career in 2004 at age nineteen. Today she works primarily at Up Front at Shadowbox Live as their event coordinator and as an emcee. She is the cohost of Tuesdays with Mak & Winks (along with Shadowbox Live head writer Jimmy Mak), the cohost of the trivia game show podcast The Quiz Box (along with magician Erik Tait), and one of the producers of Cbus Comedy Festival.

“Bad Listener” is Winkelman’s first “one-woman show,” which she has delightfully coined her “one-mannequin show.” In early 2019, Winkelman received an individual artist grant from GCAC to assist with the production of “Bad Listener” and is grateful to GCAC for their continued support of the arts community in Columbus.


Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $10
Reservations recommended / Food and drink available
Adult Language and Content