Nikki Britton

“Few comics reduce their audience to the constant waves of laughter for the full hour like Britton does.” Chortle

Nikki Britton has an electrifying stage presence, personable demeanour and lightning paced style that makes her one of Australia’s most in-demand comedy talents. Which is lucky because she did not finish uni.

Nikki is often described as a “force of nature”, but think less natural disaster, and more joy bomb. Her warmth draws her audience close, and her sharp wit doesn’t lit them catch their breath. Her physicality takes her storytelling to another level, with characters flying in and out of the tales spun from her own chaotic life.

Her solo shows have garnered her award at festivals around the country. Her 2021 show One Small Step was nominated for Most Outstanding Show at the 2021 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Other accolades include Best Comedy (weekly) at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2019 and 2020, Best Comedy at Perth Fringe 2018. Her 2019 show, Once Bitten, was hand-picked by ABC to be created into a podcast in 2020. 

As an actor, Nikki plays the scene-stealing Marlo on Peter Helliar’s How to Stay Married on Network 10 and has featured in many other screen projects including Stan’s The Other Guy, Hannah and Eliza Riley’s Sheila’s, ABC’s At Home Alone Together, ABC Me’s Mikki Vs The World, and short film, One.

As a stand up, she can be seen on the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Oxfam Galas, Stan’s Australian Lockdown Comedy Festival, ABC’s Comedy Up Late and on The Comedy Channel as part of the Just For Laughs FestivalOther TV appearances include The ProjectCelebrity Name Game, Hughesy We Have a Problem, and Tonightly.

Her live theatre credits include playing Sara in Amelia Roper’s She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange and the two year national tour of the one-woman Irish play 51 Shades of Maggie to sold out crowds and critical acclaim. As a playwright, she was nominated for a GLUG for her work on Hidden Sydney. Her non-fiction stories have been published in the Story Club book and multiple times in the Guardian.

Nikki is the host of the Audible Original Podcast Plot Twist and NOVA podcast Mates Talking About Stuff with Harley Breen. 

Nikki’s has performed the character of Grandma for children for over 10 years and is featured in ABC Me’s Stand and Deliver series. She also worked as Captain Starlight in children’s hospitals for over 12 years.

  • Television
  • Radio
  • Live Shows
  • Awards
  • Other Notable Work

2022 – ABC TV: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Comedy spot)
2021 – Network Ten: The Project (Guest host)
2021 – Nine: The Hundred with Andy Lee (Guest)
2021- ABC TV:
Australia Debates – 3-Part Series (Moderator/Host)
2021 – ABC TV: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Comedy spot)
2021 – ABC TV: Mikki Vs The World (Actor)
2018-21 – Network Ten:
How To Stay Married (Actor-Role: Marlo)
2020 – STAN: Lockdown Comedy Festival (Comedy Spot)
2020 – Network Ten: Hughesy We Have A Problem (Guest)
2020 – ABC TV: Home Alone Together
2019 – ABC Comedy: Comedy Up Late (Host)
2019 – ABC TV: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Comedy Spot)
2019 – Network Ten: Celebrity Name Game (Guest)
2018 – ABC TV: Tonightly with Tom Ballard (Comedy Spot)
2018 – ABC TV: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Comedy Spot)
2018 – Screen Australia: Shelias (Actor – Role: Fanny Durack)
2017 – Stan: The Other Guy (Actor – Role: Bowlo Manager)
2017 – ABC TV: Comedy Up Late (Comedy Spot)

Regular on radio stations around Australia including NOVA FM, Triple M and the HIT Network.

  • Mates Talking About Stuff – Co-Host with Harley Breen for NOVA FM
  • Days Like These – Guest on the ABC podcast with Elizabeth Kulas and Pat Abboud
  • Audible Presents: Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Plot Twist – Podcast for Audible
  • Wilosophy – Guest appearance on the podcast with Wil Anderson
  • Regular appearances on radio stations around Australia including NOVA FM, Triple M and the HIT Network.
  • Regular VO for Channel 10 Promos
  • Voiceover Artist for Celebrity Gogglebox US (2020)
  • ABC COMEDY PRESENTS: Once Bitten (2020)

2021                One Small Step
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival

2020                Sydney Opera House Digital Stages (Streamed)
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House

2020                One Small Step – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe, Perth Fringe World

2019                Once Bitten – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Bondi Feast, Comedy Store Sydney

2018                Romanticide – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2018                Grandma is Not Growing Up – Children’s Show
Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival

2021    Nominee –   Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Most Outstanding Show

2020    Winner    –   Adelaide Fringe – Best Comedy Weekly Award

2019    Nominee –   Logie Awards – Most Popular Actress

2017    Winner    –   Adelaide Fringe – Best Comedy Weekly Award

2016    Nominee –   Perth Fringe World – Best Comedy

2021    MICF Roadshow – Western Australia, Northern Territory

2019    Byron Bay Comedy Festival – Nikki Britton, Dave Thornton & Mel Buttle

2018    Just For Laughs Sydney – Stand Up Series

2018    Support for Wil Anderson – Comedy Store Sydney

2018    YACK Festival – Tom Ballard and Friends Read a Play that Tom has Written

2017    MICF Roadshow India

2017    YACK Festival – Story Club