GREAT SCOTTS

Hold on to your tracky daks, af­ter get­ting us in stitches ear­lier this year in Laugh Your Pants Off, Denise Scott is com­ing back to the Coast with hi­lar­ity guar­an­teed at the Cur­rumbin RSL

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She’s our favourite mum in one of Aussie tele­vi­sion’s hottest shows, but Denise Scott reck­ons she’ll have some­thing for Gen Y too when she vis­its the Gold Coast.

Denise came for a fly­ing visit to the Coast in May when au­di­ences got a 10-minute taste of her stand-up in Laugh Your Pants Off at Jupiters. The funny lady’s Cur­rumbin ap­pear­ance is a warm up for her new solo show Mother Bare, which will visit the Bris­bane Pow­er­house in Au­gust.

“I know people would as­sume be­cause of my age and my gen­der my tar­get au­di­ence would be older women,” Denise says.

“It’s true to an ex­tent, I do talk their lan­guage.

“But be­cause I have kids in their 20s, I con­nect well with them as well.

“My daugh­ter is an in­stal­la­tion artist ... she’s fine with me mak­ing fun of art be­cause it re­ally is a weird world. I mostly make fun of my­self though, it’s mostly my ob­ser­va­tions on life.” Denise’s Win­ners and Losers char­ac­ter Tr­ish Gross is known for us­ing com­edy to get through the tough times, no­tably her on-screen bat­tle with breast cancer. Her catch­phrase is “you’ve got to laugh”. It’s an at­ti­tude Denise has had to em­ploy in real-life. The per­former was sub­jected to a vi­cious on­line at­tack by so­cial me­dia trolls when her mother was gravely ill.

“Get­ting lost for words on stage rarely hap­pens, but I did have it hap­pen quite badly when mum was in pal­lia­tive care,” she says.

“She was very close to dy­ing and I’d also had this troll thing hap­pen­ing.

“I was per­form­ing in my com­edy fes­ti­val show and I re­mem­ber stop­ping and think­ing and I re­ally wanted to say, ‘sorry ev­ery­one, I have to go home’.

“But, I didn’t. Some­how my mouth kept mov­ing.

“Part of stand up is you keep go­ing, no mat­ter what.”

Denise Scott, Fiona McGary and Mandy Nolan, Cur­rumbin RSL’s Side Split­ting Com­edy, 7.30pm tonight. Tick­ets $39-$45.

Win­ners and Losers star Denise Scott will per­form com­edy at Cur­rumbin RSL.

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