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 endears her to audiences and her sharp wit will not let them catch their breath. Nikki is also a gifted storyteller, inhabiting characters and utilising physicality and dynamic vocal talent to engage a vast demographic of audience.
Her solo shows have garnered her award wins and nominations 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) and 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 Covid 19 inspired 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, Tonightly, ABC’s Comedy Up Late and The Comedy Channel’s Just for Laughs Festival.
Nikki is the host of the Audible Original Podcast Plot Twist and NOVA podcast Mates Talking About Stuff with Harley Breen, and is a very popular guest on other podcasts, most notably ABC’s Days Like These and Wilosophy with Wil Anderson.
Her live theatre credits include playing Sara in Amelia Roper’s She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange and touring the one-woman Irish play 51 Shades of Maggie around Australia for 2 years 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’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, in rural Northern Territory communities, the UK and Sydney metro areas. She is a sought-after voice over artist for straight and character reads.
2021 ABC TV Australia Debates – 3-Part Series
2021 ABC TV 2021 Melbourne International Comedy
2021 ABC TV Mikki Vs The World
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
2019 ABC TV Melbourne International Comedy
Festival Oxfam 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, Upfront 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