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Nina Conti is a ground-breaking ventriloquist, BAFTA nominated filmmaker and British Comedy Award winner. With two sell out UK tours under her belt, Nina embarked on her third much anticipated tour, In Your Face in 2015, which she has since taken to the States and Australia.
With two sell-out UK tours under her belt, Nina embarked on her third much-anticipated tour, In Your Face in 2015. She has since taken the show to a residency in New York and then to New Zealand in 2017.
Alongside her live work, Nina is a regular on our screens with hugely successful appearances on The Nightly Show, Russell Howard’s Good News, Live at the Apollo and The John Bishop Show. Nina has also appeared on QI, Celebrity Squares, Sunday Night at the Palladium, the Rob Brydon Show and HBO’s Family Tree.
Nina Conti started doing stand-up ventriloquism in 2002 and shot to fame by winning the BBC New Comedy Award that same year. Famed for her foul-mouthed sidekick Monkey (Monk), Nina has won numerous comedy awards for her writing, acting and ventriloquism. Nina regularly headlines at UK and London comedy venues, and has appeared at The Comedy Store and Soho Theatre. She has taken numerous shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She has also appeared at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Montreal Comedy Festival. In 2014 she was nominated for The British Comedy Awards: Best Female Television Comic.
Nina’s broadcast work includes the BBC Radio 4 Sony-Award winning series, Clare in the Community and a starring role in BBC Radio 4 Comedy show Sneekiepeeks in 2010. She has appeared in several television shows including Comic Relief (BBC1), Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Take Away (ITV1) Golf War (E4), Blunder (Channel 4), The Late Late Show (RTE1), One Free Hand (BBC), Tickled Pink (ITV), Single (ITV1), the BAFTA-winning Black Books (Channel 4), The Rob Brydon Show (BBC2), and a lead role in HBO’s new comedy series Family Tree alongside Chris O’Dowd.
Nina fronted two documentaries for BBC4 in 2012: Make Me Happy: A Monkey’s Search for Happiness saw Nina take Monk on a journey into the world of new age and alternative therapies and A Ventriloquists Story: Her Masters Voice in which Nina took the bereaved puppets of her mentor and erstwhile lover Ken Campbell on a pilgrimage to Vent Haven which was nominated for a BAFTA TV Award.
Alongside her live and broadcast work, Nina is an experienced corporate act and one of our most sought-after clients. She has performed after-dinner cabaret with Monk (and sometimes her other puppets) for clients as varied as Nokia, Deloitte, Caspian Publishing, AAH Pharmaceuticals , Jardine Lloyd Thompson, Adobe, the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Incisive Media, the DRP group, PWC Events, and Euromoney, not to mention countless individuals’ private parties. Nina’s sophisticated intelligence and playful style suits a wide range of corporate audiences, and Monk can be as clean or as rude as each client wishes!
Nina went down a treat, I do hope that she enjoyed the time she spent with us – the feedback was so positive, and the audience received her really well. Please do pass on our appreciation and thank you for all your work in getting us a great act.
Nina on Saturday night was absolutely incredible. She was a complete surprise for everyone and everyone we spoke to said how much they enjoyed her performance.
Nina was brilliant! She was absolutely hilarious and really tuned in with the tone of the room. All across the audience everyone was in stitches, and it was a fab way to round off a great day.
Nina was amazing! Literally the best act we have ever had and everything went smoothly. Everyone gave feedback afterwards and thought she was fantastic, even those who got called on stage. I’ve seen Nina many times on TV before but she was even better live. She is a true professional and a really lovely person.
Nina, wow! She was amazing. I was in tears of laughter. I looked around to see what everyone else thought and they were in tears of laughter as well. She worked the audience so well and got so much out of the people she brought on stage. I will definitely be recommending her to colleagues and other industry organisers.
Nina was brilliant on stage. Perfect talent for the audience. I will say that I was DYING laughing when Nina was on stage. She was a huge hit with the crowd.
As before, Nina was a huge success. Another hilarious evening and another standing ovation. Everyone loved her! Thank you for all your help and I hope to be in contact again soon.
Nina was instrumental in creating a high level of excitement in the weeks before our event and on the night she did not disappoint, despite the level of anticipation. She is incredibly funny, connects with the audience, literally of course, and everyone enjoyed the act. She was also very positive and accommodating in tailoring her act to include specific members of the audience, which was highly successful in its execution
Excellent performance from a very talented lady (and monkey & granny!). She managed to keep a crowd of 860 (mainly male) guests quiet and entertained for almost 25minutes!! Result – well done! We would recommend her act to anyone. She’s brilliant.
She was just brilliant. Not only was she just genius funny on stage, but she was also really lovely to work with and a huge pleasure to have around. The feedback has been universally and unashamedly positive, and she has helped to deliver what I think was our most successful meeting ever. Please do let Nina know how well received she was, and thank her again for taking the time.
She’s highly-polished, exuberant and playful, with an act that’s fluid, technically faultless and utterly engaging.
Gut-bustingly funny and the crowd roared their approval throughout … trust me, it is yet another ingenious, adventurous conceit that has had a real comic intelligence applied to it. This is a really well thought out, clever, witty and downright brilliant show. Wonderful entertainment performed by an artist at the peak of her powers.
Nina was absolutely brilliant last week. The audience really enjoyed her performance (lots of laughter throughout!). Nina was also very easy to work with.