John Scott

John Scott

John Scott first stepped on stage as a stand up in May 1999 at the Stand comedy club. The promoters of the club were so impressed with his debut they asked him to participate in their Edinburgh festival Fringe show Stand up Scotland and two months later he found himself participating in the first of his eight Edinburgh runs.

From this instantly positive beginning John then became a member of the comedy sketch troupe Fish Supper appearing alongside Miles Jupp, Julie Coombe and Leighton Calvert. This show had three very successful fringe runs and garnered excellent reviews. They eventually made it to the pilot stage with BBC Scotland but due to outside commits the troupe disbanded.

From there John participated in two more Fringe runs, firstly in the show Mongrel Nation alongside Scots comic Saj Shaudry.  Another well received show that went on to be one of The List magazines top 10 picks of the Fringe. The show took a satirical look at nationalism and multiculturalism within the Scottish identity.

His next fringe run saw him reunited with writer performer Leighton Calvert in the satirical show British Television Explained. Another critical hit.

More recently John was chosen from over 200 applicants to participate in the BBC’s Jesting About project, a showcase for comedy writers and performers from the North East. He worked on two separate projects with the BBC, the first to develop a radio sketch show and the second to develop a TV panel show.

The training has proven to be of use to him. John from here went on to develop the live political satire panel show Sod the Tories (And Have a Nice Week) which he performs with a coalition of fellow comics monthly at the Stand Comedy Club. This show is now gathering a strong following and the Podcast is also becoming a hit with comedy fans. As well as being a concise satirical show the event is also drawing attention for its “Ask the activist” segment where the panel interviews people from as diverse backgrounds as Trade Union movements, The People’s Assembly, local TV journalism  and a variety of political causes. It has just been confirmed for another 12 month run at The Stand Comedy Club.

“ Always plays a blinder. Never hits a dry patch. People were literally in tears of laughter.”  - Edinburgh Evening News

“Among the top 5 comics emerging from Scotland.” - The Observer

“A genuinely gifted comedian.” - The Skinny

  • Fri 27Oct

    Live ComedyFoodie Friday (18+)Cardiff

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    The best way to say goodbye to the working week. Four superb stand-up comedians and a choice of freshly handmade British foodie favourites

    Advance price

    • £15.95>Show Entry
    • £8.00>Student Entry - dated ID required
    • £22.95>Show + Fish & Chips
    • £22.95>Show + Chicken Tikka Masala
    • £22.95>Show + Butternut Squash & Lentil Curry (Vegan)

    Times

    • Doors open 19:00:00
    • Last entry 19:45:00
    • Show starts 20:15:00

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    • Seating type allocated
    • Food available yes
    • Minimum age 18
  • Sat 28Oct

    Live ComedyStand-Up Saturdays (18+)Cardiff

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    Treat yourself to an evening of award winning live comedy. The best comedians want to play The Glee so don't miss out on a superb night of stand up that will keep you laughing until Monday.

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    • £17.95>Show Entry
    • £10.00>Student Entry (dated ID required)
    • £23.95>Show + Classic Margarita Pizza & Beer
    • £23.95>Show + Piri Piri Chicken Pizza & Beer

    Times

    • Doors open 19:00:00
    • Last entry 19:45:00
    • Show starts 20:15:00

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    • Seating type allocated
    • Food available yes
    • Minimum age 18
  • Fri 3Nov

    Live ComedyFoodie Friday (18+)Birmingham

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    The best way to say goodbye to the working week. Four superb stand-up comedians and a choice of freshly handmade British foodie favourites

    Advance price

    • £15.95>Show Entry
    • £10.00>Student Entry - dated ID required
    • £22.95>Show + Fish & Chips
    • £22.95>Show + Chicken Tikka Masala
    • £22.95>Show + Butternut Squash & Lentil Curry (Vegan)

    Times

    • Doors open 19:00:00
    • Last entry 19:45:00
    • Show starts 20:15:00

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    • Seating type allocated
    • Food available yes
    • Minimum age 18
  • Sat 4Nov

    Live ComedyStand-Up Saturdays (18+)Birmingham

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    Treat yourself to an evening of award winning live comedy. The best comedians want to play The Glee so don't miss out on a superb night of stand up that will keep you laughing until Monday. Please book as far in advance as possible because our Saturday shows regularly sell out.

    Advance price

    • £19.95>Show Entry
    • £15.00>Student Entry - dated ID required

    Times

    • Doors open 19:00:00
    • Last entry 19:45:00
    • Show starts 20:15:00

    More info

    • Seating type allocated
    • Food available yes
    • Minimum age 18

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