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 Festival. Other TV appearances include The Project, Celebrity 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.
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.
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