Nicola Wilkinson - Comedy Biography

Nicola (or Nicky, as she's known on the comedy circuit) Wilkinson is an actress and comedian. She trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and went on to take up acting professionally. Always having had a passion for comedy and a flair for comic roles, over the years she has been involved in sketch and improvisational comedy, alongside a vast array of more traditional acting roles.

Having made her first forays into stand-up comedy as a resident compere at the award-winning Funny Side Comedy clubs. She reached the finals of prestigious comedy competitions So You Think You’re Funny and New Act of the Year in 2013 and is now gigging all over the country as an act in her own right.

A bright and quick-witted Hullonian, her warm, likeable, down-to-earth style instantly puts audiences at ease; as ready and eager to laugh as they would be sharing a great joke with a friend. Her comedy mixes charming, real-life anecdotes with just the right dose of self-deprecation and often brilliantly funny improvised riffs with the crowd.

Nicky is as comfortable on screen and radio as she is on stage, performing a range of characters from Cheryl, South London Minicab Driver, to a picky customer in Channel 5’s fantasy comedy show ‘Zapped’.

In December 2014 she appeared in Grimsby Town FC’s Christmas Video which received huge praise in the national press:
'Must watch' - The Independent
'The best John Lewis Christmas advert you'll see this year' - Daily Mail
'possibly the greatest Christmas video football has ever seen' - The Mirror

Nicky hosted #NickysHappyHour on Twitter & Facebook and took a live version of The Happy Hour to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015. As a founder of World Happy Crew (a world wide online community) she is set to tour the UK and Australia in 2018 with her new feel-good show, Nicky Wilkinson: HAPPY.

In addition to her solo work, she's also one half of comedy double-act Wilkinson Ford and their silent comedy alter-egos The Kagools.