Scott Novotny recently celebrated his 30th anniversary of being a full-time professional stand-up comedian. Over that time, Scott has had people laughing from coast to coast with his clean, non-offensive, very funny observations and humor. Armed with only great comedy material, a wonderful sense of timing, and some physical comedy that is sure to make you laugh, Scott gets the job done.
“Audience members are always coming up to me after my show and telling me ‘We haven’t laughed that hard in years! My cheeks hurt. I had tears in my eyes. It’s really refreshing to hear good CLEAN comedy!’, and my favorite, ‘I wish I had been wearing Depends!’ That really cracked me up. I love to perform, and pride myself in doing my comedy show without profanity or vulgarity.”
Guaranteed to make your audience laugh without offending, Scott is a joy to watch.
Scott Novotny was born and grew up in Mayo Clinic, MN (aka Rochester). He attended Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN where he double-majored in Theatre/Speech and English. He taught Junior High English, was Theatre Director at Dassel-Cokato High School for two years, and has headlined for over 300 comedy clubs including The Comedy Store in LA, Funny Bones, and Sarasota Comedy Club.
Scott has written for HBO, Dudley Rigg’s Brave New Workshop, TV commercials, two children’s plays, Strange Brew daily comic strip, and Saturday Night Live. He has appeared on MTV’s Half Hour Comedy Hour, TV commercials including Best Buy, Lava Soap, Coors Beer, and Land O’ Lakes, and America’s Funniest People. Scott owned and operated The Comedy Cabaret, Minnesota’s first stand-up/variety comedy club and released a comedy CD entitled Monu-Mental in 2005. Scott teaches classes in stand-up comedy and improvisation and is currently working on a motivational speech as well as working on teaching a class in Comedy Therapy. He loves teaching new students the art of comedy and improvisation, and lives by the Greek definition of comedy, which is “life with hope”.
One of his favorite gigs has been performing twice so far at Medora, ND at the huge outdoor musical as one of the featured entertainers. What a fun locale, a huge amphitheatre set right in the middle of the Badlands of N.D!
“…there is never a dull moment with Scott on the stage. As an entertainer, he was able to capture the attention of nearly 500 Chamber members and their guests, ranging from pastors, to professionals, to legislators, to retailers!”
–Willmar Area Chamber of Commerce
“Scott is simply one of the finest comedians ever to appear on any of my campuses in seven years.”
–Upper Iowa University
“Scott did a great job. He had people rolling in the aisles! It was great fun! I heard from everyone that he was the best comedian they had ever seen. I think it was the most fun we ever had at any of our banquets.”
–Interbake Foods, Inc.
“…truly the best medicine we have had in years!”
–Stillwater, MN Rotary
The following is a sample introduction you might use when introducing Scott Novotny to your audience:
“Scott Novotny has appeared on such numerous national television shows such as: Comedy on the Road, MTV’s Half Hour – Comedy Hour, and America’s Funniest People. Scott has also opened in concert with such notables as: Jay Leno, Joan Rivers, Wynonna Judd, REO Speedwagon, and Davy Jones of the Monkees!
He has headlined comedy clubs throughout the US, and has been seen at the MN State Fair, Medora ND’s Great Outdoor Musical, and most recently…The Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota!
Let’s put it together with a nice warm round of applause for our entertainer tonight — comedian Scott Novotny![pronounced no-vaat-knee]”
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