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Denise Scott

As career breakthroughs go, this one took a while but it has been worth the wait.

Denise Scott's path to her career as a Barry Award-winning comedian first started when she started acting nearly thirty years ago, but it has been in the last six years that she has hit the big time, scoring high profile TV spots, filling thousand-seat theatres, releasing two books and even returning to her acting heritage with ongoing roles on Seven's Winners and Losers and Nine’s House Husbands.

Currently the voice of Travel Guides on Nine, and having recently toured the country with Judith Lucy in their runaway live smash Disappointments – watch this space, everything’s coming up Scotty!

Denise Scott

Comedian/Broadcaster/Writer/Actor/Presenter

Denise first started working as a professional actor and comedian nearly thirty years ago, but it has been in the last decade or so that Scotty has gone supernova – winning awards, selling out theatres, appearing on high-rating TV shows and writing two popular memoirs.

 

To wit: in 2009 Denise penned All That Happened at Number 26, a book which became a national best seller and a hit tour, with sell-out seasons at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Sydney Opera House. Number 26 was also produced as a DVD for the Warehouse Comedy Festival series. Scotty’s subsequent solo show, Regrets, was awarded the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Directors’ Choice Award, with Scotty winning a Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer. She then made her debut (finally!) at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and released her second book The Tour.

 

Fittingly, 2013 was all about touring for Denise, hitting the stage with her dear friend Judith Lucy in The Spiral. Their stand-up-slash-book-tour debuted at the Princess Theatre during MICF and went on to sell well over 30,000 tickets across Australia.

 

Scotty has been and remains a favourite guest on many of Australia's favourite TV shows, including Spicks and SpecksThe Project, and Talkin' ‘bout Your Generation, in addition to starring as Trish Gross on Channel 7’s high-rating drama Winners & Losers.

 

Denise returned to the stage once again in 2014 with a new, BARRY AWARD-WINNING solo show, Mother Bare, at the Adelaide Fringe, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Sydney Opera House and the Brisbane Powerhouse. And in 2015, Mother Bare returned to MICF for a limited run at the Comedy Theatre and the prestigious Hamer Hall. Denise also guested in Please Like Me, Jack Irish and House Husbands.

 

Denise continues to perform around the country and appear on our TV screens, most recently as the voice of Channel 9’s Travel Guides.

 

2016 culminated in the creation of a brand-new stage show spectacular with Judith Lucy. Disappointments has been a critically acclaimed, run-away success – winning the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s People’s Choice Award, performing a run at London’s Soho Theatreand selling out shows all over Australia. Everything's coming up Scotty!

 

“Scott can help us see the funny side of any adversity”

 Sunday Herald Sun

 

“a seasoned and generous performer”

The Age

 

“Denise Scott... only has to look as if she’s going to say something and everyone laughs” Sunday Herald Sun, Melbourne

 

“Scott was phenomenal” Sydney Morning Herald

 

“Big-hearted, shamelessly entertaining”

The Age, Melbourne

 

This show is absolutely A grade; it would be a crime if there were any unsold seats this season.”
The Age, Melbourne

 

“Scott affirms her status as one the country’s funniest”
The Age, Melbourne

 

 

Television

2017 Channel 9 Travel Guides (Narrator)
2016 Channel 7 The Big Music Quiz (Guest)
2016 Channel 9 Postcards (Guest)
2016 Channel 9 House Husbands (ongoing guest)
2015 ABC1 Jack Irish (guest, 2 episodes)
2015 Channel 9 House Husbands (guest)
2015 ABC1/Pivot Please Like Me (Cameo)
2011-15 Channel 7 Winners & Losers (Regular cast member)
2014 ABC TV New Year's Eve Special (Guest panellist)
2014 ABC TV Spicks and Specks (Regular guest)
2014 Network TEN MICF Oxfam Gala (Comedy Spot)
2013 Network TEN The Project (guest panellist)
2013 Network TEN This Week Live (guest panellist)
2013 ABC TV Tractor Monkeys (guest)
2013 ABC TV Adam Hills Tonight (guest)
2013 Network TEN Australia Day Showdown (guest)
2012 ABC TV It's A Date (Guest)
2012 Network TEN Can of Worms (guest)
2012 Network TEN Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance)
2012 Network TEN The Circle (regular guest co-host)
2011 Network TEN Can of Worms (guest)
2009-2011 Network TEN 7PM Project (Regular Co-Host)
2005 - 2011 ABC TV Spicks and Specks (Regular Panellist)
2011 ABC TV Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey (Guest cast role)
2011 ABC TV Warehouse Comedy Fesstival – Denise Scott in Number 26 (broadcast of solo stand up show)
2011 Network TEN Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance)
2011 Network TEN The Circle (Guest Co-Host)
2010 Network TEN Talkin’ Bout Your Generation (Contestant)
2010 Network TEN Good News Week (Contestant)
2010 Network TEN Melbourne Comedy Festival Allstars Gala (Stand Up Appearance)
2010 Network TEN The Circle (Guest Co-Host)
2009 ABC TV Strictly Speaking (Panellist)
2009 ABC TV Slueth 101 (Cast)
2009 Network TEN Talkin’ Bout Your Generation (Contestant)
2009 Network TEN Good News Week (Contestant)
2009 ABC TV Bed Of Roses (Guest Role)
2009 ABC TV The Librarians (Guest role)
2007 ABC TV The Sideshow (Stand Up Spot)
2006 ABC TV The Glass House (Regular Panelist)
2006 Nine Network Celebrity Family Feud (Contestant)
2005 Network TEN Rove [Live] (Interview x 2)
2005 Network TEN Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance)
2004 Network TEN Rove [Live] (Interview)
2004 Network TEN Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance)
2004 ABC TV Stand Up! (Stand Up Appearance)
2000 ABCTV One Size Fits All (Core Cast Member & Writer)
1999 ABC TV Upfront 5 (Stand Up Appearance)
1998 Nine Network In Melbourne Tonight (Weekly Segment & Stand Up Appearances)
1998 ABC TV Smallest Room In The House
1998 Nine Network The Comedians (Stand Up Appearance & Interview)
1998 ABC TV Upfront 4 (Stand Up Appearance)
1997 Nine Network In Melbourne Tonight (Stand Up Appearances & Regular Guest)
1996 Channel 7 Australian Comedians In Concert (Stand Up Appearance)
1996 SBS Night Of Infectious Laughter (Stand Up Appearance)
1996 ABC TV Upfront 2 (Stand Up Appearance)
1995 Channel 7 Melbourne Comedy Festival Debate
1994 Channel 7 Full Frontal (Cast Member & Writer)
1993 Channel 7 Tonight Live (Weekly Panellist & Regular Co-host)
1993 ABC TV Kittson Fahey (Sketch Appearances)
1992 SBS Piccolo Mondo (Lead Role)
1992 ABV TV Big Gig Special (Cast Member & Writer)
1992 Channel 7 Tonight Live (Stand Up Appearance)
1991 Nine Network The Today Show (Regular Segment)
1991 ABC TV The Big Gig (Cast Member & Writer)

 

Radio

2013-15 Nova 100 Breakfast with Meshel and Tommy (regular guest appearance)
2006-2007 Vega 91.5 Breakfast with Denise Scott, Dave O'Neill and Shaun Micallef (co-host)
2005 2 Day FM The Arvo with Judith Lucy and Peter Helliar (weekly segment)
2005 774 ABC Evenings with Derek Guille (Host x 3 weeks)
2004 2 Dat FM The Judith Lucy Show (weekly segment)

  

Live Shows 

2016-17 Disappointments - with Denise Scott and Judith Lucy. Canberra, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Perth, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney State Theatre, Newcastle, Darwin, London Soho Theatre, Brisbane
2015 Mother Bare - Solo Show Return Season to Melbourne International Comedy Festival 
2014 Mother Bare - Solo Show Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Opera House, Ten Days on the Island 
2013 The Spiral with Denise Scott and Judith Lucy Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2012 Regrets – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival
2011 Regrets - Solo show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival
2010 Number 26 – Solo show Melbourne International Comedy Festival (return), Campbelltown Arts Centre, Devonport Entertainment Centre, Kingston Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane Cabaret Festival.
2009 Number 26 – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Opera House
2007 Up Front – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2005 Denise Scott Gives Good Council – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2004 Scotty & Son – with Jordie Lane Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Albury/Wodonga Comedy Festival
2003 Comedy Is Still Not Pretty – with Judith Lucy & Lynda Gibson Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2001 The Vagina Monologues – with Kate Kendall & Maria Mercedes The Athenaeum - Melbourne
2000 Suburban Riot – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe
1999 Comedy Is Not Pretty – with Judith Lucy & Lynda Gibson Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe 2000, Sydney Opera House 2003
1998 Mum’s The Word – with Jane Clifton, Sally Cooper, Carmelina Di Guglielmo, Tracy Harvey & Meg Nantsou Melbourne International Comedy Festival (with Extension to August), His Majesty’s Theatre – Adelaide
1996 Life Of The Party – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival
1993/94 Canberra Comedy Summit – with Lynda Gibson & Sue Ingleton Canberra Theatre Centre
1993 Sing & Swing – with Bob Downe & Gina Riley Last Laugh – Melbourne
1992 Extraordinary Encounters Of A Mundane Kind – Solo Show Melbourne Fringe Festival
1991 Denise Scott – Solo Show Artrage Festival – Perth, Return Season 1992
1990 This Is Denise Scott – Solo Show Hilton Hotel - Melbourne
1990 A Natural Normans Christmas - with Lynda Gibson, Lynne McGranger & Sally-Anne Upton Last Laugh - Melbourne
1990 The Second Royal Commission – Ensemble Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival

 

Other Notable Live Work

2016 Queenscliff Music Festival - Comedy Spot
2016 Lorne Performing Arts Festival - Solo Show
2016 Not Just For Laughs - Regional Queensland Comedy Tour with Tommy Little
2013 Woodford Folk Festival 
2013 Laugh your Tits Off, Love Your Sister Fundraiser (spot)
2013 Bendigo Writers Festival
2013 Byron Bay Writers Festival
2012 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow – Singapore and Hong Kong
2011 Hobart Comedy Festival – The Big Finale – (Stand up headline)
2010 Dave Hughes – Handy Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Support Act)
2010 Prime Time Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Host)
2010 Monash Library Literature Festival (Host)
2009 Byron Bay Writer’s Festival
2009 Aireys Festival of Words
2009 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow Mackay, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Townsville, Mt Isa, Cairns, Coffs Harbour, Taree, Newcastle, Bathurst, Parramatta, Terrigal, Wollongong, Nowra
2008 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow Devonport, Launceston, Hobart, Warburton, Ringwood, Bayswater, Sale, Traralgon, Echuca, Bendigo, Brisbane, Caloundra, Noosa, Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Roxby Downs, Port Augusta, Port Pirie, Renmark, Noarlunga, Wycheproof
2008 Premier Senior’s Week Gala Concert
2008 Hobart International Comedy Festival
2007 OVCA Lynda Gibson Memorial Comedy Event – Athenaeum Theatre

 

Writing

2012 The Tour published through Hardie Grant
2009 All That Happened at Number 26 published through Hardie Grant

 

Recordings

2011 Denise Scott – Number 26 DVD released and distributed by Madman

 

Corporate

Various clients including the ACT Tourism Awards, Victorian Tourism Awards, ATOM Awards, Australian Teachers Of Media, City of Moonee Valley, International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, Eastern Ranges GP Association, Essendon Football Club, Fly Buys, Gippsland Business Awards, InnovationXchange Network, Lindt, Local Government Professionals (LG Pro), Melbourne Football Club, Municipal Association of Victoria, Office of Women’s Policy (Victoria), Meat and Livestock Australia, The Parramatta Eels Ladies In League, Victorian Department of Human Services ,Women’s Health Victoria, CPA Australia and Mazda.

 

Awards

2017 Joint Winner (with Wil Anderson) People's Choice Award, Melbourne International Comedy Festival for Disappointments with Denise Scott and Judith Lucy
2014 Winner BARRY AWARD for Best Show in the Melbourne Comedy Festival for Mother Bare
2011 Winner Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer
2011 Winner of Melbourne International Comedy Festival Director’s Choice Award for Regrets
2009 Winner of Groggy Squirrel Critics’ Award for Number 26
2005 Nominated for the Barry Award for Best Show in the Melbourne Comedy Festival for Denise Scott Gives Good Council
2004 Nominated for the Barry Award for Best Show in the Melbourne Comedy Festival for Scotty and Son
2004 Winner of the Green Room Award (Cabaret) – Most Innovative Use of Form and Most Outstanding Cabaret Show for Comedy Is Still Not Pretty
2003 Age Critics Award – Melbourne Comedy Festival for Comedy Is Still Not Pretty
2000 Nominated for the Barry Award for Best Show in the Melbourne Comedy Festival for Suburban Riot
1999 Nominated for the Stella Award for Best Show in Melbourne Comedy Festival for Comedy Is Not Pretty, Winner of the Radio National award for Best Solo Performer in the Melbourne Fringe Festival for Extraordinary Encounters Of A Mundane Kind

 

 

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Last updated: August 2017