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Scott Capurro

Brilliantly outrageous” – The Scotsman

Scott regularly plays almost every comedy club in the English speaking world, including the Punchline in San Francisco, the Comedy Store in London, the Comic Strip in New York City, and Yuk Yuks in Toronto, Canada. He’s been banned from Australia, because of a mishap with a person of diminutive stature, but that debt will be settled if Perth will wield its power as both a regional seat and a dominating cultural capital.

Background check: Scott admires Scotland so much he named the country after his great uncle, Randolph Scott. Sadly Randolph never stuck, so the locals, over their pints, characteristically chose the briefest and easiest way out.

Since then, in a faerie land where English is ne’er spoken, Scott has pushed his mother tongue, and, in 1994, he miraculously won the Perrier Award with his magical show Risk Gay, an installation/performance piece chronicling the power of wind, where Scott mimed a glittering chime.

Between reading the Koran and mocking the Bible, Scott has developed an eye twitch while chasing gay sheep around Montana, where male-on-male action is limited to animal pens. I know. HOT! The result, The Truth About Gay Animals, has been an internationally televised hit, having played Israel and, consequently, resulting in death threats.

Scott has written for several newspapers, including The Guardian, The London Times and the Scotsman; and for various magazines, like The Index on Censorship, which isn’t half as stuffy as it sounds. Kidding. It actually is. AND he currently has a monthly column in Gay Times, a British glossy that hired him because he’s – you guessed it – ghettoized.

His book, Fowl Play, a comedy novel about murder and date rape, received good reviews and it is out of print. Currently, he’s working on a second novel about the making of a Broadway musical, entitled Runt. And there’s a third novel, Loaded, based on his play about his correspondence with killer Erik Menendez, which the English press called ‘sick and dangerous’.

Wait, it gets better: He’s on all sorts of British television programs, most of which are too embarrassing to mention, although 8 Out of Ten Cats is a hit, even when he’s a guest. His stand up CD, some of which is included in this web site, was released in the UK, his second home, to enormous fanfare, and very limited sales. He did a play about gays. Currently he’s hosting a live chat show in London, letting his famous friends do all the work.

And he’s always touring, and being asked to tone it down in places like Manchester. Manchester for fuck sake, where clearly he’s not the problem. Still he perseveres, mainly out of a craving for attention and food.

Obviously, Scott is too busy to date. So he lives on friends’ couches. If you wanna call his a ‘life’. Or a lawn chair a ‘couch’.

ACTUAL BIO FACTS, which are meant to impress, but when read aloud have the oppostie effect:

Scott is a veteran of our TV screens. A diverse performer (read: difficult), Scott’s talents were also incorporated into various films, when he was young and film worthy.

FILM WORK INCLUDES:

STAR WARS; PHANTOM MENACE, dir: George Lucas, Star Wars Films, ‘Beed’
MRS. DOUBTFIRE, dir: Chris Columbus, 20 Century Fox, ‘Aunt Jack’
HEART AND SOULS, dir. Ron Underwood, Universal, ‘Carl’ (I made up that character name. But I did have a close up.)

QUOTES

enthralling… electric … deliciously catty” – Guardian

breathtaking… incandescently witty” – Scotsman

The most fearless and technically perfect stand-up on the circuit” – The Guardian

TELEVISION WORK INCLUDES:

2012 LATE N’ LIVE GUIDE TO COMEDY Guest and performer BBC1
2012 MORGAN SPURLOCK’S NEW BRITANNIA Guest SKY1
2011 IMAGINE Guest and performer BBC1
2010 THE GREATEST TV CHRISTMAS MOMENTS Guest C4
2010 THE GREATEST CHRISTMAS ADVERTS Guest C4
2008 IT TAKES TWO Guest BBC2
2008 COMEDY CUTS ITV2 (Series 3)
 Sketch writer and performer
2007 THE BLAME GAME Panel guest BBC1 
NI
2007 COMEDY BLUE Paramount Channel
 for COMEDY CENTRAL
2007 HISTORY OF THE ‘C’ WORD Guest C4
2007 COMEDY CUTS ITV2 (Series 2
) Sketch writer and performer
2006 THE LATE EDITION Guest BBC4
2006 BIG BROTHER’S LITTLE BROTHER Guest E4
2005 – 2008 8 OUT OF 10 CATS Panel guest Endemol for C4
2005 – 2012 THE WRIGHT STUFF Guest C5
2005 THE COMIC SIDE OF 7 DAYS BBC3
 Sketch writer and performer
2004 THE ONLY GAYS IN THE VILLAGE as self Sky
1
2004 THE KINGS OF COMEDY Stand-Up C4
2004 THE WORLD STANDS UP Stand-up Paramount Channel
 COMEDY CENTRAL
2003 RICKI LAKE Guest US TV NBC
2003 THE ALL NEW COMEDY STORE Stand-up C5
2002 THE TRUTH ABOUT GAY ANIMALS Presenter C4

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