Comedian : Comedy Actor : Writer : Actor
CHORTLE AWARD BEST ACT WINNER 2023
NW COMEDY AWARDS BEST ACT WINNER 2023
LEICESTER MERCURY COMEDY AWARD WINNER 2021
YORKSHIRE COMEDY AWARDS BEST ACT 2022
Nina Gilligan is sometimes outrageous, always hilarious with a charming, loveable persona which belies an acerbic wit.
Nina is a skilled writer, creator and improviser and has written several comedy shows and plays including ‘Rescued’ Nominated for Best Comedy at Greater Manchester Fringe and ‘Broad Shoulders’ receiving 5-star reviews at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival.
She trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) she received the award for best actor in her final year.
Equally at home in clubs and art centre’s, Nina is opening, closing, and hosting gigs up and down the country. Recently acknowledged as 2023's Best Act at both the Chortle and North West Comedy Awards and 2021 saw her crowned as the WINNER of the prestigious Leicester Mercury Award after also Winning Liverpool Hot Water and being a finalist in English Comedian of The Year in previous year’s.
Described as ‘A Gem of the Circuit’ and with an ability to ‘Transcend age barriers effortlessly’ she continues to rise through the comedy ranks.
“A bolshier Mrs Merton she’s not one to suffer fools lightly so watch out for a razor-sharp wit used at will” – The Skinny
“A hidden gem of the Circuit” – Kiri Pritchard McLean
“Brilliant, an outstanding comic” – Toby Foster (Phoenix Nights)
“Jonny Vegas meets Joan Rivers” – Smug Roberts
“Naturally funny” – John Thomson (Cold Feet)
Awards and Competitions
WINNER - Chortle Awards, Best Act 2023
WINNER - NW Comedy Awards, Best Act 2023
WINNER – Leicester Mercury Award 2021
WINNER – Liverpool Hot Water Comedian of the Year
NOMINATED – Greater Manchester Fringe Best Comedy Play
FINALIST – English Comedian of the Year 2016
She’s a vivacious, life-embracing performer, with a cheeky, ready wit. Jay Richardson Scotsman
TV Weather – Gate films ident (May 21-Oct 21)
BBC Three Sketch with Brennan Reece ‘The Office Christmas Party’
BBC Radio 4 - Where to, Mate?
Broad Shoulders 2019
Late Developer 2022
Trouser Town - In development
Tour Support for:
Recent Tour Support includes Jason Manford, Clinton Baptiste and Rachel Fairburn.