Denise Scott is a highly accomplished Writer, Actor and Stand-Up comedian.
Denise is the author of two brilliant autobiographical books, All That Happened At Number 26 which was a national best-seller, and the uproariously funny The Tour. She also contributes a monthly column to the Australian Women’s Weekly magazine.
Denise Scott‘s path to her career as a Melbourne Comedy Festival Award-winning comedian began when she started acting nearly thirty years ago, but it has been in the last decade or so that she has hit the big time, scoring high profile TV spots, filling thousand-seat theatres, releasing two books and even returning to her acting heritage with ongoing roles on Seven’s Winners and Losers and Nine’s House Husbands.
She has acted in some of Australia’s favourite TV series, including Please Like Me, Jack Irish, Winners and Losers and House Husbands. In 2023 Denise will appear in the ABC’s revival of Mother and Son alongside Matt Okine.
Denise won a Helpmann award for her solo show Regrets, for which she was also awarded the Melbourne Comedy Festival’s Director’s Choice Award. She performed her solo show Mother Bare at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and Adelaide Fringe, The Brisbane Powerhouse and The Sydney Opera House.
In recent years, she has toured extensively as part of a comedy duo with Judith Lucy. Their 2013 show The Spiral debuted at the Princess Theatre during MICF and went on to sell well over 30,000 tickets across Australia. Denise and Judith’s show Disappointments won the Melbourne Comedy Festival’s People’s Choice Award in 2017 and toured nationally in 2018. Their most recent show together Still Here toured in 2022 to sold-out theatres across Australia.
Denise is a favourite guest on many of our most reputable panel shows, including Spicks and Specks, The Project, Talkin’ ‘bout Your Generation, Have You Been Paying Attention? She was a contestant-turned-co-host on 2019’s Dancing With The Stars reboot for Network Ten, and she also provides the voice for the Nine Network hit show Travel Guides.