Denise Scott

Denise Margaret Scott (born 24 April 1955)[1] is an Australian stand-up comedian, actor, television and radio presenter.

Denise Scott
Born
Denise Margaret Scott

(1955-04-24) 24 April 1955
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
ResidenceMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
NationalityAustralian
Other namesScotty
Occupation
  • Comedian
  • actor
  • television presenter
  • radio presenter
EmployerNetwork 10
Known forStudio 10
Partner(s)John Lane
ChildrenJordie Lane
Bonnie Lane

Scott is currently Melbourne correspondent on Network 10's Studio 10.

Career

Scott has appeared frequently on Australian television since her regular slot on ABC TV's The Big Gig in 1990, and a weekly segment on Tonight Live with Steve Vizard.[2] Scott was one of the most frequent guests on musical quiz show Spicks and Specks, and appeared several times on The Glass House and Good News Week.

In 1993 she performed the live show, "Women Stand Up!" with Sue Ingleton and Lynda Gibson[3] She also co-starred with Judith Lucy and Lynda Gibson in stage spectaculars Comedy Is Not Pretty (1999)[4] and Comedy Is Still Not Pretty (2003)[5][6]

She was a member of the Vega 91.5 FM breakfast radio show; Dave and Denise with Shaun Micallef, until she finished up with Vega on 23 November 2007.

Scott has made appearances on Network 10 shows Can of Worms, The Circle, The Project, All Star Family Feud, Have You Been Paying Attention? and Hughesy, We Have a Problem.

Scott starred as Trish Gross in the Australian drama series Winners & Losers on the Seven Network.[7] She appeared as a guest on the talk show Can of Worms on Network Ten on Monday 29 August. Scott also appeared on Channel 31's 'To Hell in a Handbasket, with Dolly Diamond' on Tuesday 17 December 2013.

Scott stars in the Australian ABC comedy series It's a Date as Gwen.[8]

In 2017, Scott started narrating the Australian travel series Travel Guides on the Nine Network, and again teamed up with Judith Lucy for a new live show, Disappointments which commenced touring and was performed in Melbourne in April 2017 as part of the International Comedy Festival.[9]

In April 2018, Network Ten announced Scott would join Studio 10 as a panelist.[10]

In 2019, Scott competed in the sixteenth season of Dancing with the Stars, where she was paired up with Jeremy Garner.[11] She was second to be eliminated from the competition.[12]

In July 2019, Scott announced her resignation as a panelist on Studio 10, but will continue to on the show as a Melbourne correspondent.[13]

Personal life

Scott lives in Melbourne with her partner John, who she met whilst in a clowning ensemble in Albury-Wodonga.[7] She has two children, musician Jordie Lane and multidisciplinary artist Bonnie Lane.[7]

References

  1. All that happened at number 26 / Denise Scott, ACT Public Library.
  2. Lallo, Mike: All jokes aside …, The Age, 3 November 2008.
  3. Nugent, Ann (23 April 1993). "Feminist or not, you will enjoy this show". Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). p. 12. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  4. Bennet, Sally (14 March 2016). "30 years of laughs and counting". Heraldsun.com.au. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  5. "Comedy Is Not Pretty". The Sydney Morning Herald. 3 February 2003. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  6. "Hilarious, humorous? Ha, ha, ha!". The Age. 26 March 2003. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  7. O'Brien, Kerrie (28 March 2017). "Denise Scott on the C word, the lie-down that lasted a year, and Disappointments". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  8. It's A Date: Trailer (ABC1) on YouTube (16 July 2013). Retrieved on 16 April 2014.
  9. Dolan, Joe (16 April 2017). "Judith Lucy & Denise Scott: Disappointments (MICF)". The Music. Archived from the original on 5 July 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  10. "Angela Bishop and Denise Scott to join Studio 10 as panellists". Mumbrella. 27 April 2018. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  11. Pobjie, Ben (12 February 2019). "Denise Scott hopes her dance moves won't turn into a comedy act". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  12. "Dancing With The Stars 2019: Denise Scott Leaves But Not Before A Few More Iconic Clapbacks". 10 daily. 5 March 2019. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  13. "Denise Scott switches to Melb. correspondent for Studio 10". TV Tonight. 23 July 2019. Retrieved 23 July 2019.


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