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Sheila Van Dyke

Sheila Van Dyke is a member of the International Thespian Society and has studied acting, improv, writing, public speaking and theatre makeup. She has performed in numerous stand up comedy shows, comedy competitions and festivals, as well as plays, variety shows, improv shows and shows for Public Access cable, film and national television. She has written for newspapers, magazines, songwriters, contests and was a singer/songwriter in a cover band in college.

Raised on country sunshine, in the beautiful mountains of Virginia, Sheila dreamed of becoming a comedienne. She admires the work of Mae West, Red Skelton, Carol Burnette, Lucille Ball, Red Foxx, Jerry Lewis, Phyllis Diller, Flip Wilson, Minnie Pearl, Robin Williams, Steve Martin, Richard Prior, Dick & Jerry Van Dyke, Lilly Tomlin, Bill Cosby, Bob Hope, just to name a few.

Sheilas stand up routine is a continuous work of art. 2008 marks the eleventh year in which Sheila has been performing stand up comedy. She jokes about advise her mamma gave her, growing up in Virginia, her employment history as a police officer, Army Soldier, and more, her marriage to a Polish man, living up north-being a Yankabilly, children, facing lifes challenges, mammograms, the experiences that she has performing stand up in a war town country and precious everyday life! Her sassy southern satire is adult theme and may be tailored to suit any audience. Sheila also writes custom material for current events, private functions and roasts.

Sheila appeared nationally on Nick@Nitess Funniest Mom In America 3 on the Nickelodeon television station. Sheila has also performed at military installations located in Bosnia, Kosovo, Germany, Qatar, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan and in the United States. She has received numerous Certificates of Appreciation as well as Military Coins of Excellence for her outstanding support of our troops by raising their morale to the highest possible level. Sheila is on a Mission of Laughter by taking her comedy to Veterans Hospitals and Homes, as well as multiple military service minded organizations. As a cancer survivor, Sheila takes great pride in performing for National Cancer Survivors Events, Race For The Cure Events and spending time with those under going treatment, as well as care givers.

Sheilas boundless energy and material presented on stage has engaged hundreds of audience members to live their lives with laughter!