Author and Performer

Ellen Nordberg

Stand-Up Comedy

Ellen Nordberg at Moms Unhinged, Jan 2024

From the January 2024 Moms Unhinged Comedy Show. Sex ed misunderstandings, what people say when you say you’re from Boston, and more.

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Ellen Nordberg

About Ellen

Ellen Nordberg is a freelance writer and storyteller who has performed her stand-up comedy and essays in Moms Unhinged, the Listen to Your Mother Show, the Narrators, and the Boulder Story Collective. Her essays have been published in the LA Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, the Denver Post, the Huffington Post, and 5280 magazine. Her works have been featured by Stories on Stage multiple times.

She lives in Colorado where she teaches water aerobics and collects cat towers.

“L.A. Affairs: I was rusty at this dating thing. Could I get past my nerves and get back in the game?”
Read Ellen’s essay in the lifestyle section of the Los Angeles Times.

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Close-up of two identical twin babies sleeping while cuddling and holding hands

The trauma and heartbreak of the triplet boys in the movie “Three Identical Strangers,” who were separated at six months and adopted into different families, made me reconsider how my husband and I are parenting our identical twin boys.

Read the Essay in The Washington Post

Ellen performs her essay, featured in the book So Glad They Told Me

Ellen’s essay, “At Least Your Hair Looks Gorgeous,” is one of the stories featured in So Glad They Told Me: Women Get Real About Motherhood. Watch Ellen read the essay at the 2016 Listen To Your Mother Show.

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Multiples Illuminated book cover
Multiples Illuminated: A Collection of Stories And Advice From Parents of Twins, Triplets and More features one of Ellen’s stories.

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