About Comedian John Scott

John Scott is a Scottish Stand up comedian.

Here’s what THE GLASGOW HERALD THINKS…

Given that we’ve had indyref, a general election and Jeremy Corbyn since the last Edinburgh Fringe, you might expect there to be more self-confessed “political” comedians around this year. Oh, a lot of acts will dip a toe in “UKIP are nasty” shallows, but it takes someone like John Scott to dive in head-first and punch every hideous sea creature he meets right between the eyes. Before you know it, he’s chewed up and spat out austerity, Margaret Thatcher, the paedophile scandal, benefit fraud, racism, class, homophobia, Mhairi Black and a sneezing attack on a bus (ok, the last one isn’t strictly political, but it is a great anecdote, so worth a mention). He reserves a special venom for Tony Blair and the invasion of Iraq but somehow, filtered through his comedy-club delivery, it doesn’t feel like a soapbox diatribe or a trendy-leftie ticking off: this is political comedy built from the grassroots up, an informed opinion column with a spiky sense of humour.

Alan Morrison

You can see a clip of him here.

You can follow his topical site here…

https://www.facebook.com/sodthetoriesandhaveaniceweek

You can listen to podcasts of the show here…

http://www.gigglebeats.co.uk/2014/10/podcast-john-scotts-sod-the-tories-11/

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