St. Louis native, Cornell “Nick” Nichols III is a technical consultant by day and standup comedian by night in the Kansas City area. He graduated from Missouri S&T in May 2015 with a degree in Engineering Management and emphasis in Management of Technology. In March 2013, Nick gathered the courage to perform at the Missouri S&T Blarney Bash Talent Show. Comedy was a way for Nick to overcome his fear of failure and expand his comfort zone. Since then, Nick has performed with national acts such as Bo Burnham and Hasan Minhaj. Turning a weakness into a strength opened unexpected doors that Nick never knew existed. Nick went from being the shy kid in class, afraid to read out loud, to telling jokes in front audiences of all types. His passion is helping others grasp all that life has to offer beyond their comfort zone.