Comedian available for hire, based in Victoria
As career breakthroughs go, this one took a while.
Denise first started working as a professional actor and comedian nearly thirty years ago, but it has been in the last five years that Scotty has been selling out theatres and finding her books creeping towards best seller status.
In 2004, Scotty received a Barry Award nomination for Best Show at the Melbourne Comedy Festival for her sold out festival hit, Scotty and Son, which featured her 19 year-old son. She also penned a book, All That Happened at Number 26, a memoir tracing life in Denise's house with her husband, his circus equipment, a king-sized futon sans base, a Ventolin inhaler (to cope with stress-induced asthma), no savings and a couple of kids.
In 2009, Scotty brought All That Happened at Number 26 to the stage in a brand new solo show that became another sell out hit with seasons in the Melbourne Comedy Festival and the Sydney Opera House. It was, reprised in 2010 with two sold out shows at Melbourne's Comedy Theatre.
Scotty is a favourite guest on many of Australia's favourite TV shows, including Spicks and Specks, The 7PM Project and Talkin' ‘bout Your Generation, The Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala and Good News Week. She is now a regular co-host on 7PM Project.
Now Scotty is focussing on her second book, a novel and a return to the stage in 2011. She is recording her first comedy DVD and a TV special for ABC TV.
In short - Australian comedy's next big thing has been here for a while.
"Denise Scott... only has to look as if she's going to say something and everyone laughs." Sunday Herald Sun, Melbourne
"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