Nina is one of the best ventriloquists performing today, her shows feature a varied cast of puppets, each one different from the next, showcasing her extraordinary talents. She regularly headlines at London comedy venues and has appeared at The Comedy Store.
She has worked as an actress since 1996. She appeared in several roles in Daisy and Ken Campbell’s 1999 and 2000 productions of The Warp, Neil Oram’s 24 hour play cycle, and was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2000/2001 company in Stratford and London.
Nina Conti has appeared in several television shows, including Black Books, Holby City, Single, and, recently, the Australian panel show Spicks and Specks.
Her radio performances include characters in Radio 4 comedy Clare in the Community.
Conti and Monk portrayed a morning weather team on the fictional “Wake Up L.A.” in Christopher Guest’s 2006 film, For Your Consideration.
She took her first solo full length show, Complete and Utter Conti, to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2007, she introduced some new characters as well as performing familiar routines.
In 2002, Conti won the BBC New Comedy Awards, came second in the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year and came third in Laughing Horse New Act of The Year competitions.
In 2008 she won the Barry Award for this show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, tying with Kristen Schaal.
At the Melbourne Comedy Festival 2010 she debuted a new puppet, an elderly woman who is her “Granny”.
Granny is an elderly Scotswoman to whom Nina refers as someone who is a lot like her own grandmother.
Nina and Granny appeared in episode six of the I series of the BBC comedy quiz show QI in 2011. On that episode, Conti noted that she inherited the Granny puppet from Ken Campbell on Campbell’s death
Conti’s radio work includes Sneakiepeeks and guesting on Parsons and Naylor’s Pull-Out Sections.
Conti regularly headlines at London comedy venues and has appeared at The Comedy Store.
Nina is a top entertainer and an experienced act on the corporate circuit.