Denise Scott
Location: Melbourne

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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 Specks, The 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 AWARDWINNING 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 Theatre and 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 (edited highlights)


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)

2005-11, 2014 ABC TV             Spicks and Specks (Regular guest)

2004-14           Network TEN     MICF Oxfam Gala (Comedy spot)

2013-4             Network TEN     The Project (Guest panellist)

2013                ABC TV            Adam Hills Tonight (Guest)

2012                ABC TV            It’s A Date (Guest)

2011-15           Channel 7        Winners & Losers (Trish Gross)

2011-12           Network TEN      Can of Worms (guest)

2010-12           Network TEN      The Circle (regular guest co-host)

2009-2011        Network TEN      7PM Project (Regular Co-Host)

2011                ABC TV              Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey          

2011                ABC TV              Denise Scott in “Number 26”

2009-10           Network TEN       Talkin’ Bout Your Generation

2009-10           Network TEN       Good News Week (Contestant)

2009                ABC TV              Bed Of Roses (Guest Role)

2009                ABC TV              The Librarians (Guest role)

2006                ABC TV              The Glass House (Regular Panellist)

2004-2005       Network TEN        Rove [Live] (Interviews)

2004                ABC TV               Stand Up! (Stand Up Appearance)

2000                ABCTV                One Size Fits All (Cast & Writer)

1998                ABC TV               Smallest Room In The House

1997-98           Nine Network        In Melbourne Tonight (weekly)

1994                Channel 7            Full Frontal (Cast Member & Writer)

1993                ABC TV                Kittson Fahey (Sketch Appearances)

1992                ABC TV                Big Gig Special (Cast & Writer)

1991                Nine Network        The Today Show (Regular Segment)

1991                ABC TV                The Big Gig (Cast Member & Writer)



2014                All That Happened at Number 26 second edition, Hardie Grant

2012                The Tour Hardie Grant

2009                All That Happened at Number 26  Hardie Grant



2013-15            Nova 100        Breakfast with Meshel and Tommy (regular                                                              guest appearances)

2006 – 2007      Vega 91.5        Breakfast with Denise Scott, Dave O’Neil 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              Day FM                       The Judith Lucy Show (weekly)


LIVE SHOWS (edited highlights)

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 at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2014                Mother Bare – Solo Show Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Opera House and Brisbane Powerhouse

2013                The Spiral with Denise Scott and Judith Lucy Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse, Canberra Theatre, Concourse Theatre Chatswood, Enmore Theatre Sydney, Perth Concert Hall, Hobart, Darwin Festival

2011-12                       RegretsSolo Show

                                    Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival

2009-10                       Number 26Solo show

                                    Melbourne International Comedy Festival (premiere & return seasons), Campbelltown Arts Centre, Devonport Entertainment  Centre, Kingston   Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane Cabaret Festival, Sydney Opera House

2007                Up Front – Solo Show

                                    Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2005                Denise Scott Gives Good CouncilSolo Show                                                  

                       Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2004                Scotty & Sonwith 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

2000                Suburban Riot – Solo Show

                       Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe

1999                Comedy Is Not Pretty – with Judith Lucy & Lynda Gibson

                        MICF, Adelaide Fringe 2000, Sydney Opera House 2003

1996                Life of The Party – Solo Show

                       Melbourne International Comedy Festival

1993/94           Canberra Comedy Summit – with Lynda Gibson & Sue Ingleton

                       Canberra Theatre Centre

1992                Extraordinary Encounters of A Mundane Kind – Solo Show

                       Melbourne Fringe Festival

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 Writer’s Festival

2012                Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow Singapore and Hong Kong

2009                Byron Bay Writer’s Festival

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

2007                OVCA Lynda Gibson Memorial Comedy Event – Athenaeum Theatre

1998                Mum’s The Word – with Jane Clifton, Sally Cooper, Carmelina Di Guglielmo, Tracy Harvey & Meg Nantsou MICF (with extension to August), His Majesty’s Theatre – Adelaide

1993                Sing & Swing – with Bob Downe & Gina Riley Last Laugh – Melbourne


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


2017                Joint Winner (with Wil Anderson), People’s Choice Award – Disappointments with Denise Scott and Judith Lucy – Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2014                Winner, Barry Award – Mother Bare – Melbourne International Comedy Festival 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


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

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