Nina Conti is an award-winning Ventriloquist, Comedienne and Actress.
Nina started performing 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 Conti regularly headlines at UK and London comedy venues and has appeared at The Comedy Store and Soho Theatre.
A regular performer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Nina has also appeared at both the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Montreal Comedy Festival.
With two sell-out UK tours under her belt, Nina embarked on her third much-anticipated tour, In Your Face in 2015. She then took 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 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’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), and the BAFTA-winning Black Books (Channel 4).
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.
Nina Conti is an experienced and popular act on the corporate circuit. She has performed after-dinner cabaret with Monk for clients as varied as Nokia, Caspian Publishing, AAH Pharmaceuticals, Jardine Lloyd Thompson, the DRP group, 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!