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Nina Gilligan

Award winning comedian Nina Gilligan has got funny bones and is laugh out loud funny! She is proving a popular addition to corporate events both as a stand up comedian and comedy awards host.

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Award Winning Comedian Nina Gilligan exploded on to the comedy scene in 2011 and is now a regular on the UK circuit performing at clubs and venues all over the UK in stand up and as MC. She is now also proving to be a huge success on the after dinner circuit and as a comedy awards host at corporate events.


Her awards include being a finalist in Hilarity Bites, Breaking Acts Kill for a Seat and Real Radio XS Judged. She won an award for Hot Water Comedian of the Year and was a semi- finalist in English Comedian of the Year. In 2021 Nina was the winner of the prestigious national live comedy competition – Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Award. Nina is in illustrious company as previous winners include Jason Manford, Jonny Vegas, Rhod Gilbert, Josh Widdicombe and Romesh Ranganathan

In summary

Described as a bolshier Mrs Merton, she’s not one to suffer fools lightly so watch out for a razor sharp wit used at will. Her act will leave you shouting for more! Sometimes outrageous, always hilarious, observational and storytelling comedy for all.

What they are saying:

“Nina Gilligan is a naturally funny comedian with a charming and genuinely likeable style” John Thomson

“A great routine, which was laugh out loud funny – definitely one to watch” Jo Jo Sutherland

“… hilarious, observational and story-telling comedy for all. A persona you will fall in love with.” Hot Water On Demand

With her relevance and broad range of topics, Nina transcends any perceived age barrier effortlessly.” Deadline News Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019

“Brilliantly funny” Tim Reid co-creator and co-writer of the BAFTA award winning Car Share

 “Her bubbly personality excitedly imbues the crowd with a sense of wisdom and uplifts them with positivity, all whilst simultaneously tickling their funny bones with an ever-present wit and tactful hilarity.” The Student Newspaper

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