Scott Bennett Bio

Scott made his debut on BBC One’s Live at the Apollo last year and was nominated for Best Club Comedian by Chortle in 2022.

He has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, The Now Show, The Likely Dads and Elephant in the Room with Sarah Millican, The Summer Festival with Daliso Chaponda, The Comedy Club with Arthur Smith, and Knock Knock with Helen Lederer. He also featured on the BBC One show, Live from The Edinburgh Fringe.

During the lockdown of 2020, Scott pioneered the viral hit, Stand up from the Shed, a weekly topical live streamed stand up show from his actual garden shed. The show achieved national coverage in the press, Sky News, BBC News and Five Live and has had over 150,000 views.

At the end of 2020, in the Comics Comic awards Scott was voted “Best Act” a prestigious award decided by comedians and promoters in the industry. Previous winners include, Mick Ferry, Zoe Lyons and Ian Stone.

This year he has supported Jason Manford and John Bishop on tour and in 2017 and 18 Scott supported Rob Brydon on his National UK tour dates for his latest show I am Standing Up. He was also selected to do a 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.

In addition to his stand up work Scott is also a talented writer. He was a programme associate on First and Last with Jason Manford for BBC One, a writer for The Chris Ramsey Show on Comedy Central. He’s written stand up for big touring acts including Jason Manford and Rob Brydon and has worked extensively for BBC Radio 4, with writing credits including The News Quiz, and Citizen of Nowhere with Daliso Chaponda. He was also one of the main writers on the prime time BBC One Show, Little Mix – The Search hosted by Chris Ramsey.

Competitions and Awards

  • Chortle Best Club Comedian Nominee 2022
  • Chortle One to Watch 2018 & 2019
  • Best Show Nominee Leicester Comedy Festival 2019 and 2020
  • Mervyn Stutters Pick of the fringe offical selection 2015 and 2018
  • Midlands Comedy Awards Best Live Show 2016 for “About a Roy”
  • Amused Moose Comedy Award Finalist Top Ten Fringe show 2015
  • English Comedian of the Year 2014 – Runner Up
  • Best New Show, Buxton Fringe, About a Roy 2014 – Nominated
  • Kill For a Seat new act of the Year 2014 – Finalist
  • Loaded Laftas 2013 – Runner Up
  • Comedy Cellar New Act of the Year 2011 – Winner
  • Ten City Hull comedian of the year 2011 – Runner up
  • Old Speckled Hen Comedian of the Year 2010 – Winner