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
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.