A ground-breaking ventriloquist, BAFTA nominated filmmaker and British Comedy Award winner, Nina’s interactive material is hilarious and works well for audiences of all sizes especially those on the smaller side. She has a sophisticated and playful style that also suits a Hosting role. An enormously intelligent comic Nina will tailor her approach for each event and her most well-known sidekick ‘Monk’ can be as badly behaved as each client wishes! Happy Clients have included: Deloitte and PWC.
Nina Conti started doing stand-up ventriloquism in January 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 and has taken numerous shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She has also appeared at both the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Montreal Comedy Festival. In 2014 she was nominated alongside 3 other female comics for The British Comedy Awards: Best Female Television Comic.
Nina’s broadcast work includes four series of Claire in the Community, the BBC Radio 4 Sony-Award winning series (2005 – 2009), 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 (RTE 1), One Free Hand (BBC), Tickled Pink (ITV), Single (ITV 1), the BAFTA-winning Black Books (Channel 4), The Rob Brydon Show (BBC2), and, most recently she played a lead role in, HBO’s new comedy series Family Tree, alongside Chris O’Dowd.
Nina fronted two documentaries for BBC 4 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. She also directed, and produced her other documentary that year, 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. The documentary went on to be nominated for a BAFTA TV Award 2013.
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.
INTERNATIONAL SHOW – RED 2016
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.
DAF Trucks 2015
Literally just returned to the office from our event and you are my first task of the afternoon, because I had to let you know straight away how absolutely brilliantly funny, smart and ….(have to say it)….. awesome Nina was!
She – and monkey – had all 220 of us in absolute stitches from the start. Nina couldn’t have chosen a more appropriate guy from the audience for the mask set – how did she know! So, not only extraordinarily intelligent, but psychic too.
And of course he in turn, given the opportunity, then selected the next most perfect person for a duo mask set. I haven’t laughed so much for ages….The whole place was in complete uproar at her witty and brilliant observations. Oh dear….we all had complete jaw ache. This is one our client and their guests will be talking about for a long, long time. As soon as she finished there was an immediate standing ovation. We all loved it…I’m still chuckling now thinking about it!
DAF Trucks 2014
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
FIT GALA DINNER
Thank you so very much for your wonderful performance on Saturday night. Lord and Lady Dulverton were absolutely thrilled and it was just perfect using Rob and Katie for The Mask – guests were crying with laughter! Monkey was terrific and this sketch gets better and better. It was lovely to look after you – and you were an absolute pleasure to work with – thank you again for making Lord Dulverton’s Party such a memorable evening.
LORD DULVERTON’S 70TH BIRTHDAY PARTY