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, was Theatre Director at Dassel-Cokato High School for two years, and has headlined for over 300 comedy clubs including The Comedy Store in LA, Funny Bones, and Sarasota Comedy Club.

Scott has written for HBO, Dudley Rigg's Brave New Workshop, TV commercials, two children's plays, Strange Brew daily comic strip, and Saturday Night Live. He has appeared on MTV's Half Hour Comedy Hour, TV commercials including Best Buy, Lava Soap, Coors Beer, and Land O' Lakes, and America's Funniest People. Scott owned and operated The Comedy Cabaret, Minnesota's first stand-up/variety comedy club and released a comedy CD entitled Monu-Mental in 2005. 

Scott teaches classes in stand-up comedy and improvisation and is currently working on a motivational speech as well as working on teaching a class in Comedy Therapy. He loves teaching new students the art of comedy and improvisation, and lives by the Greek definition of comedy, which is "life with hope".

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 amphitheater set right in the middle of the Badlands of N.D!