You have to be joking? Scott Bennett

The joke that you loved but no one else did?

I’ve got a joke in my new show that I love doing but it hasn’t been getting much in the previews, “I met my wife at university, I remember the first time I saw her, she gave me butterflies……odd gift”

The joke that worked but you are not so proud that it had?

I used to do a routine about the stress of a bin collection day. I referred to the fact that I always used to wait and see what colour bin our neighbour would put out because I could then copy him. I used to say, “He’s our bin leader, he’s called Dave, but I call him Osama, Osama Bin Leader” worked every time but I felt a bit cheap!

 The comedian(s) that made you want to be a comedian?

So many! Harry Hill, Jerry Seinfeld and Peter Kay.

The last thing that made you cry with laughter?

My father plays the Ukulele in a troupe, (he’s retired so he’s got a lot of time on his hands) one of the members is a bit of a loose cannon, an Axl Rose type. At a recent “gig” (garden party for the rotary club) he walked off mid set because he didn’t think the crowd were “giving enough”. The image of a man in his mid-sixties having a strop and storming off a veranda made me laugh so much, I imagined him smashing his Ukulele on the bird bath as he left!

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