GLASGOW based comedian Scott Agnew is one of Scotland's top compere's and has proved himself as a master story teller with his regular appearances at top comedy clubs around Scotland.
The 27 year old 6'5" comic mixes tales of nightlife, gay life and tramp life to charm his audiences and transport them into his world - which is far from run of the mill by anyone's standard.
Here's what critics and some of the Scottish circuit's best stand-ups think:
"He shares Billy Connolly's ability to spin an anecdote and draw out its humour. His tale of two tramps playing ‘shite volley’, especially, you can imagine coming from the Big Yin." Steve Bennet, Chortle - September 2007
"Stridently non-camp gay comic Scott Agnew will surely have his moment in the sun." Brian Donaldson, The Scotsman - September 2007
"Raw, bareback comedy at its' best" The Glaswegian - September 2005
"Fantastic!" Gaydarradio.com - March 2006
"Well dressed and indiscreet" Jay Richardson, The Herald - March 2007
"Weight loss and boyfriends have never been funnier" Scotsgay Magazine - March 2006
"Scott Agnew is the best comedy host around at the moment." Janey Godley - January 2006
"Mightily impressed with the big man's charm and stage presence, and highly rate him as one of the best comperes I've seen in Scotland of late. God might hate fags, but I reckon even he'd give him one!" Stu Who? - January 2007
A regular at The Stand comedy clubs in both Glasgow and Edinburgh as an act and regular compere Scott Agnew has woked alongside some of the biggest names in the industry including IF.ComEddie winners Brendon Burns and Phil Nichol, thrice Perrier nominated Reg D Hunter, Mock The Week's Frankie Boyle and BBC Radio Scotland's Fred MacAulay and has never looked out of his depth in such esteemed company. He has also helped to relaunch the The Stand's monthly gay night's "Oot" with BBC Live Floor Show's Craig Hill in 2008.
His ability to connect with the crowds put infront of him and befriend them for his time on-stage has marked him out as one of Scotland's finest comperes. His easy-going, laid back manner and friendly approach to stand-up allows him to lull punters into a false sense of security and spin yarns of general sexual misadventure that the audience never thought they'd hear the like of when they left the house that evening.
Scott's no one trick pony however and is equally adept at telling stories about his many encounters with tramps, Scottish farmers, wee Glasgow east-end women, his family and generally any of the odd folk he encounters in his day to day life. His eye for detail brings each character to life and highlights the absurdity and bizarre nature of the human species' behaviour.
With a background in journalism, Scott knows what questions to ask to get to the heart of a person when working as a compere. Often taking the information he's mined from his audiences and going off on a flight of fancy which produces results some comedians could spend hours working on to produce some fine comedy results.
The 2007 Scottish Comedian of The Year finalist has become a stalwart of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival since he debuted his solo show "Oh, hello!" in 2006 - performing as a compere and act every night of the festival in both 2006 and 2007 - from rowdy drunken Gong Shows to even rowdier and drunker Late Shows - Agnew can handle them all.
Be it a room of 2 or two thousand Scott will work the room to ensure each punter enjoys their time in his company. In 2007 he was asked to perform by the Magner's Glasgow International Comedy Festival organisers the first gig of the festival on the 8am Glasgow to Edinburgh bus as a publicity stunt.He also performed a second solo show at this festival called "Bingo" - an interactive improvised game of sexual history bingo which regaled his fans with stories of disaterous one night stands and then invited them to share theirs.
Scott's adaptabily is one of his greatest strengths and has hosted events and shows as diverse as the JAR Music Group's Emergenza battle of the bands finals two years running at Glasgow Carling Academy in front of 2000 music fans to Scotland's premier drag cometition Priscilla Queen of Glasgow and a Transgendered Fashion Show. He has also hosted the SGND Scottish Guys and Gals Next Door Model Search 2007 as well as work for corporate clients such as 3 Mobile and drinks giants Diageo whilst having worked teaching stand-up comedy for disadvantaged youths on a Glasgow housing estate.
Aside from his own stand-up act, Scott occasionally performs a Chic Murray tribute which drew plaudits from the Scottish comedy legend's very own daughter, Annabel - who has since taught Scott how to yodel like her father did. His impersonation as Chic has seen Scott perform the act as far a-field as Portsmouth.
For recommendations contact: The Stand, Janey Godley, Des Clarke, Stu Who?, Alan Anderson and Toby Hadoke.