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Nina Conti: The Dating Show


Opening February 14th, Valentine's Day and Running Through March 2nd at The SoHo Playhouse in NYC


After Sold Out Seasons in London’s West End and the Edinburgh Fringe Fest, Nina Conti Returns to NYC with Her Highly Acclaimed Ventriloquist Comedy Show


Watch a Viral TikTok From Her Performance


“It’s genius… Gut-bustingly funny” 


The Telegraph, UK


“Put simply, Nina Conti is a genius” 


Daily Mirror, UK


“Richly entertaining… A plate-spinning feat, a hoot”


The Guardian, UK 


“Outstanding! High-level comedy craftsmanship”


The Times, UK


“You will see nothing like it on stage” 


London Evening Standard


“Utterly hilarious’’ 


The Independent, UK 


The quick-thinking queen of ventriloquism and British Comedy Award-winner Nina Conti returns to New York City with her five-star smash hit show, direct from sell-out seasons in London’s West End and at the Edinburgh Festival. In this dating-infused live show, there’s no promise that true love will be found, but a firm guarantee of big laughs will be had in the reign of this ‘voice-throwing queen’. 


The Dating Show is an entirely improvised and audience-interactive ventriloquial comedy show performed by Nina Conti (with her vent puppet Monkey). In the show, she dons masks onto willing audience members onstage and ‘voices’ them based on their gestures alone, bringing to life their dating history, romance tales and match-making singletons. Nina’s unique and hilarious talent enables her to ‘voice’ multiple audience members on stage at once, leading to a crescendo of a performance. 


The Dating Show completed a sell-out tour of the UK in 2020/21, including a sell-out run in London’s West End, before being one of the biggest-selling shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2022. It first opened off-Broadway at the SoHo Playhouse in January 2023 for a limited run, before returning in March 2023 - where ticket holders included several notable faces including Naomi Watts (who came twice), Susan Sarandon (who ended up onstage in the show), JJ Abrams, Richard Kind (who came for a third time) and more.  


The show is presented by the comic actor Michael McKean, best known for his roles in Better Call Saul, Spinal Tap and the gamut of Christopher Guest movies. “I can guarantee you’ve never seen anything like it,” says McKean. “It's brilliantly funny and alarmingly deep.”


The show is produced by Show And Tell, whose credits include North American tour dates and off-Broadway runs for a raft of UK talent including Mae Martin, James Acaster, Nish Kumar, Romesh Ranganathan, Dara O Briain and more. 


Event Details:


WHERE: SoHo Playhouse: 15 Vandam St, New York, NY 10013


WHEN: February 14-17, 21-24, 27-29, & March 1-2  @ 9 PM







London-based ventriloquist, comedian, and actor Nina Conti has toured her live solo shows worldwide for over 20 years. She’s a British Comedy Award-winner and a Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award-winner. Conti has stormed Live at the Apollo (BBC), Sunday Night at the Palladium (ITV) and The World’s Best (NBC), made the BAFTA-nominated film Her Master’s Voice, and enjoyed sell-out shows across the world. Other television credits include QI, The John Bishop Show and Chris O'Dowd's HBO series Family Tree.


Aside from her many high-profile appearances across UK, Irish, Canadian, and Australian television, she guested on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson and was featured heavily (and was ultimately a runner-up) in the CBS talent show World’s Best in 2018. She appeared alongside Christopher Guest in his 2006 movie For Your Consideration. In 2023 she wrote, directed and starred in her first narrative feature film, Sunlight. 


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