Scott Agnew

Scott Agnew

Former journalist Scott Agnew was named Scottish Comedian of 2008, after first making the finals the previous year.

A regular compere, he has performed solo shows in Glasgow festivals in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Aside from his own stand-up, Agnew sometimes performs a Chic Murray tribute act.

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Scott Agnew records a Radio 4 special

About his brushes with death

Scott Agnew is recording a Radio 4 special about his brushes with mortality.

The stand-up says that although he has come close to dying several times he has never felt any great revelation as he trudges back from the valley of death.

A former journalist, Agnew will explore his attitude in the one-off show Dead Man Talking – which the BBC warns ‘features some dark humour and is for an adult audience’.

The description adds: ‘His story is a tabloid dream of hedonistic excess featuring all the biggies: drugs, sex, mental illness, alcohol, and a lifelong love affair with Greggs. ‘

Agnew has survived a heart attack and three cardiac arrests, and tacked similar themes in his Glasgow comedy festival show last year, when he discussed whether brushes with death should inspire major lifestyle improvements. 

Dead Man Talking is being recorded at Websters Theatre in his native Glasgow on February 27, and free tickets are available from the BBC website.

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Published: 30 Jan 2024


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