About Scott Bennett
Starting his comedy career in the North of England in 2009, Scott has rapidly established himself as one of the fastest rising stars on the UK circuit. Likeable, warm and engaging in his delivery, he is a Yorkshire live wire with an undeniable no nonsense logic.
Juggling comedy and a full-time job as a Product Designer for eight years, Scott decided to pack in the day job and follow his ambitions once and for all after being offered tour support for his comedy hero Rob Brydon in 2017. In demand by many of the big clubs, Scott delivers wry observations on the absurdity of modern living, with his sharply written, sardonic routines 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 previously having 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. Recently Scott took up the 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.
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Reviews and Awards
‘Clearly has a big future, flashes of Peter Kay, Jason Manford and John Bishop’Amused Moose
‘Observational comedy with everyman appeal, stretches every premise to find the laughs’Chortle
‘Naturally hilarious’Broadway Baby
‘A star of the future’Huddersfield Examiner
‘An hilarious act, brilliantly worded observations’Plymouth Herald
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Although he entered the comedy circuit later in life, Scott Bennet was perhaps always destined for the stage, his first taste for success coming at the Pontins under 14’s disco dancing competition where he was crowned champion. He told Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club “The resort has now closed and I believe it may now be a young offenders institution, which after the holidays we had there, seems remarkably apt.”
Starting his foray into stand up in 2009, he later quit his day job to pursue his passion fully. He tells Fringe Pig about his first gig, above a pub for Funhouse Comedy in Nottingham. “The gong show is the closest comedy gets to the roman tradition of throwing Christians to the lions. Although in this case the Christians are comedians and the lions are audience members called Nigel who work in accounts. Nigel and his party were handed glow sticks, red and green, and could dismiss an act they didn’t like after two minutes by holding up the red one. It was brutal, but it’s one of the only ways you can get stage time in the early days. I did my first five minutes of material. I can’t remember much about the set, other than there was a joke about Tricolore French Text books and a Yorkshire version of Back to the Future; I wasn’t going for the easy laughs. There was about twenty people in, including my wife Jemma. I somehow managed to win the competition and that was the start of the journey. I often think if I’d have died horrendously (which I often did following that gig) I may not have had the confidence to continue.”
Now well established as a versatile and confident performer, Scott regularly appears at many of the comedy circuits well respected clubs including; The Comedy Store, Glee, Jongleurs, Highlight, Just the Tonic, Ten Feet Tall, 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.
As well as working as a successful stand up comic in his own right, Scott has written for Jason Manford, The Chris Ramsey show for Comedy Central and 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.
Scott is 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 each show four top international comedians battle it out to see who can avoid the grim reapers icy touch. He is also the creator of Scott Bennett’s Beestonian Pubcast: starring his good friend John Cooper and mediated by Matt Turpin of The Beestonian magazine.
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