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Welcome to the official website for the comedian Scott Bennett. Here you can find his biography, latest gig list, blogs, Podcasts, Shop and loads of clips and pics!

After starting comedy in late 2009, Scott is a stan dup comedian and writer who’s star is most definitely on the rise.

His last two shows Leap Year and Relax were nominated for ‘Best Show’ at the Leicester Comedy Festival and has been named by Chortle as One To Watch for 2018 and 19.

His debut hour stand up show About a Roy was nominated for the highly acclaimed Amused Moose Comedy Award and was selected as one of the top ten shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015.

He has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, The Now Show, The Likely Dads and Elephant in the Room with Sarah Millican, The Summer Festival with Daliso Chaponda, The Comedy Club with Arthur Smith, and Knock Knock with Helen Lederer. He also featured on the BBC One show, Live from The Edinburgh Fringe.

During the lockdown of 2020, Scott pioneered the viral hit, Stand up from the Shed, a weekly topical live streamed stand up show from his actual garden shed. The show achieved national coverage in the press, Sky News, BBC News and Five Live and has had over 150,000 views.

At the end of 2020, in the Comics Comic awards Scott was voted “Best Act” a prestigious award decided by comedians and promoters in the industry. Previous winners include, Mick Ferry, Zoe Lyons and Ian Stone.

In 2017 and 18 Scott supported his comedy hero, Rob Brydon on his National UK tour dates for his latest show I am Standing Up and was selected to do a support slot for Michael McIntyre as part of his work in progress shows at the Duchess Theatre in London alongside Keri Godliman, Russell Kane and Ed Gamble.

In addition to his stand up work Scott is also a talented writer. He was a programme associate on First and Last with Jason Manford for BBC One, a writer for The Chris Ramsey Show on Comedy Central. He’s written stand up for big touring acts including Jason Manford and Rob Brydon and has worked extensively for BBC Radio 4, with writing credits including The News Quiz, and Citizen of Nowhere with Daliso Chaponda. He was also one of the main writers on the prime time BBC One Show, Little Mix – The Search hosted by Chris Ramsey.

As a filmmaker and writer of comedy shorts Scott has had his work officially selected for The Beeston Film Festival 2019 and the New York City Comedy Shorts Festival 2020.

Festivals

  • "Leap Year" 2018 Edinburgh, Nottingham, Leicester 2019
  • Late and Live performer Edinburgh 2018
  • "About a Roy" (debut hour show) – Buxton Fringe, Nottingham, Leicester, Sheffield and Edinburgh 2013/15
  • Big Value Comedy Showcase, Just The Tonic, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013/15
  • True Bromance – Leicester Comedy Festival 2012
  • Laughter Lines Showcase – Leicester Comedy Festival 2011
  • V festival Glee comedy tent 2017
  • Lost Village comedy tent 2017
  • Kendal Calling 2018
  • End of the Road Festival 2018

Competitions and Awards

  • Chortle One to Watch 2018 & 2019
  • Best Show Nominee Leicester Comedy Festival 2019
  • Mervyn Stutters Pick of the fringe offical selection 2015 and 2018
  • Midlands Comedy Awards Best Live Show 2016 for "About a Roy"
  • Amused Moose Comedy Award Finalist Top Ten Fringe show 2015
  • English Comedian of the Year 2014 – Runner Up
  • Best New Show, Buxton Fringe, About a Roy 2014 - Nominated
  • Kill For a Seat new act of the Year 2014 – Finalist
  • Loaded Laftas 2013 – Runner Up
  • Comedy Cellar New Act of the Year 2011 – Winner
  • Ten City Hull comedian of the year 2011 – Runner up
  • Old Speckled Hen Comedian of the Year 2010 – Winner

Overseas Shows Corporate gigs and Support 

  • Sensatori Resort Gigs in Cyprus, Crete and Ibiza for Thompson
  • Laughter Factory Tour Dubai 2019
  • Regular performer at Butlins Revival Weekend Comedy Club sessions
  • Support Slot for Michael Mcyntire, Feb 2016 
  • Tour support for Rob Brydon, 2017/18
  • Writer and panellist on Panelbeaters, 2016/17
  • Support for BGT Winner Magician Richard Jones, Oct 2016 

TV and radio credits

  • "The News Quiz" BBC Radio 4
  • "The Now Show" BBC Radio 4
  • "Elephant in the Room" BBC Radio 4
  • "Summer Festival" BBC Radio 4
  • "The Comedy Club" with Arthur Smith
  • "Knock Knock" with Helen Lederer
  • BBC Radio 4 extra – New Comedy Awards
  • Notts TV 6.30 show – Regular Guest
  • Notts TV Debate Show 30th September 2016
  • Francis Finn Radio Show – BBC Radio Nottingham - Regular Guest
  • Voice over credits and script writer - Spool Media Nottingham.

Writers Credits

  • Little Mix The Seach - BBC One
  • BBC Children in Need - BBC One
  • The Weekly Show - Jason Manford
  • Programme associate and Writer - First and Last with Jason Manford
  • Additional Writer - The Chris Ramsey Show, Comedy Central
  • Additional Writer - Daliso Chaponda Citizen of Nowhere, BBC Radio 4
  • Co-Writer - Liverpool World Museum Collection Talks with Daliso Chaponda
  • Writer - Absolute Radio, The Jason Manford Show, Bauer Media
  • Additional Writer - News Quiz, BBC Radio 4
  • Additional Writer for Jason Manford "Muddle Class" tour show 2017
  • Additional Writer "Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall" Sky Television
  • Writer, Director "Caravan of Love" TV pilot 2017
  • Writer, Director "Pillow Talk" Web Series 2018
  • Writer, "Roy" Sitcom Radio pilot 2017

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