Nina Conti is a ground breaking ventriloquist, BAFTA nominated filmmaker and British Comedy Award winner. She has performed on BBC’s Live at the Apollo, QI, Russell Howard's Good News, the Rob Brydon Show and HBO’s Family Tree. Nina’s sophisticated intelligent and playful style suits a wide range of corporate audiences.
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. She has since taken the show to a residency in New York, the Edinburgh Fringe 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 BAFTAwinning 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 Nina Conti 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!