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Scott Novotny Friday, August 30, 2013 07:30 PM Penguin's Comedy Club - Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • 21 & over
  • Two drink minimum
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  • Ticket Price: $12.50
  • Door Time: 6:00 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Tags: Stand Up Comedy
  • Restrictions: 21 & over
    Two drink minimum
Description:
Penguins Comedy Club located inside The Vault presents Scott Novotny
August 30 and 31
Show Time 7:30 PM

Scott Novotny was born and grew up in Mayo Clinic, MN (aka Rochester). He attended Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN where he double-majored in Theatre/Speech and English. He taught Junior High English and was Theatre Director at Dassel-Cokato High School for two years, and has been performing stand-up comedy for 25 years.Scott Novotny performs standup comedy shows for corporate, community, conventions, and comedy clubs throughout the United States of America (USA)

Scott has been in the comedy "business" for over 30 years. He is quickly becoming the most sought-afterentertainer for corporate parties, awards banquets and conventions throughout the Midwest. He has the ability to play to a wide range of audience members while keeping the performance professional and appropriate.

A versatile performer, Scott headlines comedy clubs throughout the United States, has acted in numerous stage productions, worked at the "Brave New Workshop" as an improvisational actor/writer, owned and operated The Comedy Cabaret-- MN's first fulltime comedy theatre, and has written for "Saturday Night Live" and the comic strip, "Strange Brew".

One of his favorite gigs has been performing twice so far at Medora, ND at the huge outdoor musical as one of the featured entertainers. What a fun locale, a huge amphitheatre set right in the middle of the Badlands of N.D!

Scott Novotny's Accomplishments:

Worked at Dudley Rigg’s Brave New Workshop as an actor/writer/ improvisationist for three years Owned and operated The Comedy Cabaret, Minnesota’s first full time comedy club for five years Performed in over 100 different comedy clubs including The Comedy Store, Funny Bones, Knuckleheads, Funny Business and Yuk Yuk’s up in Canada. Has appeared on television as a standup comedian in the following shows:

  • “MTV’s Half Hour Comedy Hour”
  • “Comedy on the Road”
  • “Show Me the Funny”
  • “America’s Funniest People”
  • “Stand-Up, Stand-Up”
  • “Short Attention Span Theatre”
  • “Now That’s Funny!”
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    Have appeared in numerous television commercials including Best Buy, Lava Soap, Coors Beer, and Land O’ Lakes Margarine. Opened in concert for such notables as Weird Al Yankowic, Smothers Brothers, Jay Leno, Penn and Teller, Pee Wee Herman, Wynonna, REO Speedwagon, Tonic-Sol-Fa, B.B King, Davy Jones of the Monkees, Gary Puckett, Brenda Lee, Humble Pie, Morey Amsterdam, and Jerry Mathers ("the Beaver")

    Just a few of the clients Scott Novotny has performed for:

  • Wal Mart
  • MN Airport Commission
  • Gateway 2000
  • Bloomer Plastics
  • Hy Vee
  • 3M
  • Re-Max
  • Marco Business
  • MN Rehabilitation Counseling Assoc
  • American Business Forms
  • MN Petroleum Marketers Assc.
  • Hibbing Chamber of Commerce
  • KSTP Hubbard Broadcasting
  • ComeHome2Minnesota Realty

  • What’s the best thing about being a performer? “I love to make people laugh and feel good. I really appreciate it when the client gives me some fun facts and names about people who will be attending the events, so I can have some inside-trading info! It might be an old cliché that “Laughter is the Best Medicine” but I have noticed in the last couple of years especially, how true that is. Comedy is the perfect way to get rid of those tensions and worries for a while. For some of us, to forget about sadness and illness for awhile. To just feel good! The ancient Greek definition of comedy is “life with hope”, and I’m all about that!!”

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