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Mental Health Comedy Night, with Comedian John Scott. Saturday the 14th of...

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Forest Hall Ex-Servicemens Institute

26 Crescent Way North

Palmersville

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John’s show Delusions went down a storm at the Fringe in 2017 and we are so lucky that he will be performing his act at our fundraising night. He will be performing his biographical show looking at his history of mental health. At twenty four he was misdiagnosed with schizophrenia and spent periods in mental health hospitals. John is now correctly diagnosed as Bi-Polar 1 and has been a service user for over 20 years. The show aims to destigmatise and raise awareness of issues around mental health. Of course as well all this it features more of his usual attacks on the establishment as would be expected.

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.

It was shortly after his final fringe that John decided to move to England and pursue a full time career as a stand-up comic. Just prior to departing he managed to win the Scottish segment of The Spike Milligan Award for new talent.

Within a year of arriving he was hosting and headlining many of the established clubs on the British circuit. Outside of the UK he has worked in many parts of Europe and as far afield as the Middle East and Australia.

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.

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