Nora Nolan grew up in a perfect little town called Maplewood, NJ and she never shuts up about it. Nora learned to push comedy boundaries in her large Irish Catholic family where, in order to get a word in edgewise, you either had to lead with a case of Bud Heavy or an edgy punch line. Since Nora didn’t get a fake ID until she was 19, she spent years refining the latter.
Nora was arrested for her fake ID when she was 20. The ruthless judge sentenced her to 100 hours of community service, so Nora volunteered for the Episcopal Church in Newark, NJ, and honestly, it wasn’t that bad. Therefore, Nora did not learn her lesson and, to this day, still uses a fake ID.
Nora earned her chops as a stand-up comic in NYC and Washington, D.C. before moving to LA, where she can now be seen performing stand-up and improv. Nora recently was a part of the 2016-2017 Warner Brothers Writers’ Workshop and is currently a Staff Writer on season two of NBC’s Trial and Error. When not writing or performing, Nora is drinking IPAs, crushing Sudoku puzzles, and watching offensive amounts of television.
Nora is repped by ICM Partners and Skyway Entertainment.
“I am so glad to have found Nora. She’s super collaborative and always helps you understand the note behind the note, allowing you to apply what you’re learning to other projects and pilots. Her constructive feedback doesn’t just point out problems, she brainstorms solutions with you too. I have a sketch comedy background and my jokes often come at the expense of plot and character and Nora has helped me immensely in working through structure, conflict and goals, making my pilots so much stronger. She’s direct, clear, and insightful. Oh also, she’s FUNNY. I can’t recommend her highly enough.”
– Jessica Combs