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Nina Gilligan

Comedian : Comedy Actor : Writer : Actor

BBC AUDIO AWARDS WINNER 2024 (Best Sit Com or Comedy Drama)

CHORTLE AWARD BEST ACT WINNER 2023

NW COMEDY AWARDS BEST ACT WINNER 2023

YORKSHIRE COMEDY AWARDS BEST ACT 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.

 

Quotes 

“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

Press

She’s a vivacious, life-embracing performer, with a cheeky, ready wit. Jay Richardson Scotsman

 

TV

TV Weather – Gate films ident (May 21-Oct 21)

BBC Three Sketch with Brennan Reece ‘The Office Christmas Party’

 

Radio

BBC Radio 4 - Where to, Mate? 

Hour Shows 

Rescued

Broad Shoulders 2019

Late Developer 2022

Trouser Town - In development 
 

Tour Support for: 

Recent Tour Support includes Jason Manford, Clinton Baptiste and Rachel Fairburn.

Podcast

Is Housewives your Guilty Secret? Are you otherwise accomplished, intelligent and call yourself a feminist? If you are secretly channeling Erika Jayne or sometimes go to sleep thinking Kyle Richards is really your friend and perhaps you should send her something, then this is the podcast for you! Join British Comedians Nina Gilligan and Naomi Cooper, tragically bonded by their Housewives obsession as they get overly involved with the wives.

Agent : Jessica Toomey, +44 0161 236 9875 jessica@fab-comedy.com

Spotlight : Nina Gilligan

For all Live Work : Shaun Almey

For Voice Over Work : Anthea Represents

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