A comedian joked that he may move to Swindon despite it being a ‘s*******’ during a stand-up gig in the town.

Scott Bennett has made television appearances on BBC’s Live at the Apollo in recent years but brought his ‘Great Scott!’ tour to the town this weekend.

The comedian, from Pontefract, took to the stage at the Swindon Arts Centre in Old Town on Sunday evening and made several jokes about the area.

Swindon Advertiser: Scott on the stage in Swindon on Sunday evening.Scott on the stage in Swindon on Sunday evening. (Image: Newsquest)

After multiple gags about the Magic Roundabout and the town being a “s*******” led to the audience cackling, Scott moved on to the local media.

The 44-year-old went after the Adver especially, mocking a story about a 'mutant' pumpkin - part of a competition at one of the town's pubs - which was published on the day of the show.

Reflecting on the article and the gig in general, Scott said: “What a joy to bring comedy to the good people of Swindon.

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Swindon Advertiser: Scott played his show at the Swindon Arts Centre.Scott played his show at the Swindon Arts Centre. (Image: Newsquest)

“In a town where the headline story that week was about a mutant pumpkin, I felt that they needed me more than I needed them.

“A delightful room, fantastic staff and a wonderful atmosphere.

“The band Oasis got their name from the local Leisure centre in Swindon, I'm going to follow in that tradition.

“After the joy of Sunday, I'm going to change my name to Scott ‘The Pumpkin’ Bennett.”

Swindon Advertiser: Scott interacted with several members of the Swindon crowd during the gig.Scott interacted with several members of the Swindon crowd during the gig. (Image: Scott Bennett)

The comedian went on to pick on several members of the audience, ridiculing several guests for turning up to the gig late.

One duo who were seated on the front row directly by the microphone stand arrived wearing sliders and Scott was keen to remind them of this throughout the show.

Similarly, he took a particular liking to another member of the audience who had brought a hipflask along to the venue.

A father and son pair from Devizes were also the butt of several jokes as Scott continued to go after those brave enough to sit on the front row.

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon was the butt of many of the jokes.Swindon was the butt of many of the jokes. (Image: Getty)

Discussing topics such as parenthood, the cost of living crisis and, of course, the state of Swindon, the Yorkshire-born comedian was greeted with cheers throughout the night.

Yet despite making fun of the town all gig, Scott finished the show by joking that he would move here after his experience on the night.

“I’m going to be back with a brand new tour show here,” he said.

“Of course I’m coming back to Swindon, I’m going to move here.”