Comedian available for hire, based in Victoria
Denise first started working as a professional actor and comedian nearly thirty years ago, but it has been in the last six years that Scotty has been selling out theatres, scoring herself regular gigs on high-rating national television shows and watching her two books head for best seller status.
In 2004, Scotty received a Barry Award nomination for Best Show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for her sold-out festival hit, ‘Scotty and Son’, which featured her then 19 year-old son, musician Jordie Lane.
In 2009 she penned a memoir, ‘All That Happened at Number 26’, which became a national best seller as well as another hit tour, with sell-out seasons at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Sydney Opera House. It was reprised in 2010 with two sold out shows at Melbourne's Comedy Theatre.
Scotty released her first comedy DVD ‘Number 26’ in 2011, and started touring her new solo stand up show, ‘Regrets’, nationally. This tour saw ‘Regrets’ awarded the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Directors’ Choice Award and Scotty winning a Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer.
Scotty has been and remains a favourite guest on many of Australia's favourite TV shows, including Spicks and Specks, The Project, Talkin' ‘bout Your Generation, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala,Good News Week and Tractor Monkeys You can also see her as a regular cast member on Channel 7’s high-rating drama Winners & Losers.
2012 was a big year for Denise. She returned to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with Regrets for another sell out season, made her debut (finally!) at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and released her second book ‘The Tour’.
Last year was all about touring for Denise, hitting the stage with one of her best friends, Judith Lucy in , ‘The Spiral’, a new live show. The show debuted at the iconic Princess Theatre during Melbourne International Comedy Festival and toured around the country to sell-out crowds.
2014 sees Denise return to the stage once more with a new solo show, ‘Mother Bare’. Denise will be performing at Adelaide Fringe and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
"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