Comedian Scott Novotny to Perform Saturday

Posted on September 22nd, 2010 by

Scott Novotny '75

Scott Novotny, the national comedian most frequently referred to as the new Robin Williams, will return to Gustavus as part of the College’s Homecoming Week festivities. Novotny, the comedian, actor, writer and teacher will bring his “laugh out loud” act filled with family friendly characters, jokes, dancing, props, improvisation, and physical comedy to the Björling Recital Hall stage Saturday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available online at and will be available for sale at the door.

Novotny, a 1975 Gustavus graduate who majored in theatre and English, taught for a short time before devoting himself full-time to stand-up comedy. In a career that has now spanned 25 years, he has written for Saturday Night Live, Dudley Rigg’s Brave New Workshop, and the daily comic “Strange Brew.” A talented and versatile performer, Novotny has headlined at The Comedy Club, Funny Bones, Knuckleheads, and Funny Business and acted in numerous stage productions throughout the country. At home in Minnesota, he founded, owned and operated the state’s first full-time comedy club, The Comedy Cabaret.

For Novotny, being a professional stand-up comedian is a dream come true. He loves to make people laugh and feel good and feels that this is especially important today. He sees comedy as the perfect way to get rid of daily tensions and worries, sadness and illness, if only for a short time. He reminds us that the Greek definition for comedy is “life with hope” and admits that he’s “all about that!!”


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