Sometimes outrageous, always hilarious, observational and storytelling comedy for all.   NIna's act oozes confidence, professionalism and most importantly, she's down-right hilarious.   A master of the craft, Nina can fit in on any line-up and possesses the skills to open, headline and MC any gig, displaying quick wit throughout and having a persona you will immediately fall in love with. 

Award-winning  Nina  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. She is now also proving to be a success on the after dinner and sporting dinner circuit making a name for herself in the corporate world. 

Over the past few years, Nina has been 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 in 2013 and was a finalist in English Comedian of the Year 2016.

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! 


“Brilliant! An outstanding comic and one of my favourite acts on the circuit”
Toby Foster

“Nina Gilligan is Sarah Millican on a budget, but seriously she is that good!”
Steve Royle

“Jonny Vegas meets Joan Rivers”
Smug Roberts

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

“Naturally funny, naturally talented: She’s too natural for a comic. Go and see her now before she becomes nature’s biggest comedian!”
Pat Monahan

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

“Nina was a professional from start to finish. Outrageously funny, current and observant in her humour. We would certainly recommend and rebook.”
Hanna Clarke, Countess of Chester Hospital Ladies Laughter Lunch

“Massive thanks to Nina, without doubt the funniest comedian we had all seen for many years!”
Pilsley Community Football Club


2012 Finalist Real Radio XS Judged by BBC COMEDY North

2012 Semi Finalist Laughing Horse

2013 Finalist Hilarity Bites

2013 Winner Hot Water Comedian of the Year

2014 Finalist Breaking Acts Kill for a Seat

2015 Quarter Finalist Amused Moose

2016 Finalist in English Comedian of the Year 2016

2018 Nominated BEST NEW PLAY and BEST NEWCOMER Greater Manchester Fringe 2018

Leicester Mercury Award Nominee 2020