Welcome

Welcome to the official website for the comedian Scott Bennett. Here you can find biography info, a gig list, a blog and some images and video that you can use as part of your Scott Bennett shrine (it’s okay, we know you’ve got one).

After starting comedy in late 2009, Scott has rapidly established himself as one of the fastest rising stars on the UK circuit. Likeable, with a warm and engaging delivery, he is a Yorkshire live wire with an undeniable no nonsense logic. In demand by many of the big clubs, Scott delivers wry observations on the absurdity of modern living. His sharply written routines have been delighting audiences across the country. In 2013 and 2015 he was selected to perform in the prestigious Big Value showcase show for Just the Tonic at the Edinburgh fringe, the show has previously been a springboard to success for many household names including Jason Manford and Sarah Millican.

His debut hour stand up show "About a Roy: Stories about me dad" 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. As well as receiving rave reviews, Scott was selected to perform an extract from the show as part of the famous Mervyn Stutter's "Pick of the Fringe Showcase". The show also received a Best New Show nomination at the Buxton Fringe Festival.

A versatile and confident performer Scott regularly appears at many of established clubs including; The Comedy Store, Glee, Jongleurs, Highlight, Just the Tonic, Ten Feet Tall, Funhouse Comedy, Buzz Comedy, Frog and Bucket, Baby Blue, Hilarity Bites and many other independents. He is a resident MC with Funhouse Comedy and is also making a name for himself on the corporate and after dinner speaking circuit.

Recently Scott was also thrilled to be 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.

Scott is also a regular writer and performer on the new "Panelbeaters" show created by Gary Delaney and Ciamh Mcdonnell. The show, presented by Jason Manford, recently completed some sell out dates at the Lowry theatre in Manchester.

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"

In 2018 Scott was tipped as one of the "ones to watch for 2018" by respected industry online magazine, Chortle.

As well as working as a succesful stand up comic in his own right, Scott has written for high profile acts including Jason Manford, is a writer for The Chris Ramsey show for Comedy Central and has written for the News Quiz on BBC Radio 4.

He has also featured on the BBC Radio 4Extra podcasts, "The Comedy Club" with Arthur Smith and "Knock Knock" with Helen Lederer.

Festivals

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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

  • Writer - The Chris Ramsey Show
  • Writer - BBC News Quiz Radio 4
  • Writer for Jason Manford "Muddle Class" tour show 2017
  • Writer Sky TV "Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall" 2017
  • 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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