Edinburgh Previews with Scott Bennett & Tom Houghton
July 26 @ 7:30 pm
Edinburgh Previews with Scott Bennett & Tom Houghton at The McMillan Theatre
Scott Bennett – Leap Year
“People say its brave to do stand up comedy, its braver to let someone you love do stand-up comedy”
What does it mean to follow your dreams when you feel like you have so much to lose? This year’s Chortle’s One To Watch Scott Bennett will tell you as he has finally made a decision that has changed his life and the lives of those around him. He’s left the rat race behind to take a leap of faith, but that change hasn’t been easy, he’s a father and a husband and he’s got responsibilities.
This is a hilarious and honest hour of finely crafted stand up about sacrifice, support, love, family and discovering who you really are.
With a highly likeable, warm and engaging delivery, Scott has rapidly established himself as one of the fastest rising stars in the UK. His debut hour was nominated for the highly acclaimed Amused Moose Comedy Award in 2015 and he has since gone on to perform in a support slot for Michael McIntyre and can currently be seen supporting his comedy hero Rob Brydon on his latest nationwide tour.
He is a regular writer and performer on the Panelbeaters podcast, contributor to Radio 4’s News Quiz and has written for various high-profile acts such as Jason Manford. Scott is also currently writing for Chris Ramsey’s new Comedy Central series, The Chris Ramsey Show.
“Brilliantly funny a joy to watch” CHRIS RAMSEY
“*************************” ROB BRYDON
★★★★ “The highlight of the evening, naturally hilarious” BROADWAYBABY
★★★★ “Immediately and accessibly funny stuff, put across very engagingly” TV BOMB
“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
Tom Houghton – The Honourable Tom Houghton
Tom’s just been made “The Honourable”. Not by his own merit (he’s been sacked from Weatherspoons twice) but the traditional aristocratic way, by default. Basically, his Dad, Ex-Chief of Defence Staff and current Constable of the Tower of London, was inducted into the House of Lords, making Tom “honourable”, apparently.
The 2017 sell-out, critically-acclaimed star of BBC, Comedy Central and Channel 4 presents his second show, reminiscing on growing up and discovering that true honour often lies where you’d least expect.
“this unexpected tour de force warrants a 21-gun salute” ★★★★ – The Daily Telegraph