CHORTLE BEST CLUB COMEDIAN 2023
NORTHWEST COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR 2023
YORKSHIRE COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR 2022
LEICESTER MERCURY COMEDY AWARD WINNER 2021
Nina Gilligan is sometimes outrageous, always hilarious with a charming, loveable persona which belies an acerbic wit.
Equally at home in clubs as art centre’s Nina is opening, closing, and hosting gigs up and down the country.
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.
Recent work includes a sell-out show ‘Late Developer’ at Leicester Comedy Festival which is going on to The Edinburgh Fringe 2022 with Just The Tonic. Recent Tour Support includes Jason Manford, Clinton Baptiste and Rachel Fairburn.
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)
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