Based in London and a stand up comic for more than 12 years, Nik Coppin has performed all over the world and developed an international cult following, having performed many solo shows at the Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, New Zealand and Melbourne International Comedy Festivals, all over Australia and the inaugural Hollywood Fringe Festival in Los Angeles.
His confident, affable and energetic style of comedy is quick to build audience rapport, as he talks about subjects as wide-ranging as observations on human nature, his experiences in The Antipodes, Europe and Asia, his extensive knowledge of wildlife, superheroes, current affairs and his mixed race up-bringing in London. His mother is English and his father is from Barbados.
As well as becoming one of the most consistent acts on the comedy circuit, his versatility has also made him a much sought after compere. He has the ability to adapt and play to a multitude of audiences and is skillful, observant and affable enough put them immediately at ease.
In additon to this, Nik Coppin is also the creator, producer and MC of the international and hugely popular hit show "Shaggers", which has experienced sell-out shows in Edinburgh, Adelaide, Melbourne, Darwin and a number of UK cities.
A spin-off from this is the ‘Huggers’ show which is also growing in popularity after it’s first seasons at the international comedy festivals.
International Comedy Festival solo shows:
"Spiders, man!" - Melbourne, Edinburgh 2006, New Zealand 2008.
"Redblak" - Melbourne 2007
"Half Blak" - Edinburgh, New Zealand, 2007
"Stuff" - Melbourne, Edinburgh 2008
"Loquacious" - Adelaide, Melbourne, Edinburgh 2009
"Half Black" - Hollywood Fringe Festival, Los Angeles 2010.
"Pasquinader" - Adelaide, Melbourne, Edinburgh 2010.
Award-Winning Comedian Nik Coppin – Adelaide, Edinburgh 2011, Melbourne 2012.
“Nik Coppin’s carefree comedy and happy-go-lucky nature are irresistible” – The Pun, Melbourne Comedy Festival 2012
"He bounds across the tiny stage, fiddles with the entrance music, talks at 100mph and generates an irresistible atmosphere of good old-fashioned fun" - Chortle.co.uk, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2010
"Fun and amazing" (4 stars) - Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2010.
"Could Nik Coppin be any more spectacular? Fast paced, witty, fun and amazing, all without any pretension. The guy you want to be seen at, seen with." (Shaggers, 5 stars) - Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2010.
"Amazingly funny stories, wickedly clever insights and a sense of fun that will drag anyone in. Super funny, super fun and charisma up the wazoo, Nik"s awesome! 9/10 - Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2009.
"The banter is slick and engaging. He goes off on the sort of wild tangents beloved of messers Izzard and Noble" - Chortle.co.uk, Edinburgh Fringe 2008
"A rapid fire non-stop act full of energy. His hour went so quick, his charming smile and easy manner had the audience eating out of his hand and wanting more. Go and see him" - 9/10 - Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2006
"My Dad has seen Richard Pryor roll out back in the day, and another relative has told me tales of what it was like to see Lenny Bruce both before anyone knew he was as well as Bruce at his prime. I have always been so jealous of them for that. But now, because of what I saw of Coppin"s uber-pro performance in Hollywood, I can brag at them as they have at me!" (5 stars) - Audience member Chortle post, Hollywood Fringe Festival 2010