Funny Way To Be Comedy – Scott Bennett: Work In Progress (14+)
Scott Bennett, described by the Evening Standard as “Live Comedy’s best kept secret,” comes to Barnard Castle to try out new material for various projects. This is a great chance to see this new work ahead of the masses.
Scott has been blazing a trail through the stand-up circuit for the last decade. 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.
His last two shows Leap Year and Relax were nominated for ‘Best Show’ at the Leicester Comedy Festival and has been named by Chortle as One To Watch for 2018 and 2019. His debut hour stand up show About a Roy was nominated for the highly acclaimed Amused Moose Comedy Award and was selected as one of the top ten shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015.
In 2021 he recorded his debut for Live at the Apollo BBC1. You will have heard him as a regular guest on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, The Now Show, The Likely Dads and Elephant in the Room with Sarah Millican. He also appeared on The Summer Festival with Daliso Chaponda, The Comedy Club with Arthur Smith, and Knock Knock with Helen Lederer. In 2018, he also featured on the BBC One show, Live from The Edinburgh Fringe. He was featured on the Nationwide adverts, released in 2020 and 2021.
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.
“Hilariously honest and endearing” …EdfestMag
“Fabulous turns of phrase and pungent expressions, superb character creations”…Chortle
“Clearly has a big future, flashes of Peter Kay, Jason Manford and John Bishop”…Bruce Dessau