“Yet accept the ferocious, corrosive material in the provocative spirit it’s intended, and it is brilliantly, shockingly funny. So far beyond the pale that the only reaction IS to laugh, partly out of discomfort, partly out of the sheer audacity of it all.” Chortle *****
"If you thought comics like Ricky Gervais pushed boundaries then nothing will prepare you for Scott Capurro. Having won the coveted Perrier award in 1994, the San Franciscan comic has gone from strength to strength while refusing to sell out, making each show more uncompromising than the last. He is, in my opinion, the bravest and funniest comedian on the circuit." GQ Magazine August 2009
"Charmingly uncouth, rip-roaringly camp and unflinchingly provocative...By the end, you should appreciate the endearing, nay avuncular side of much of Capurro's often important work, which indeed goes much deeper than mere shock value." Londontown.com, August 2009 (Nominated BEST SHOW)
"He reminded me of a saddo in a dirty raincoat getting off on revealing his willy to an unsuspecting crowd, whose unappreciative reaction makes him want to jerk off even harder." Skepticat UK, a 'woman's web site'. July, 2009.
"There are some topics which just aren't suitable for comedy. Luckily for us Scott hasn't worked out which ones they are yet. He's filthy, camp and utterly fearless. There's also a huge amount of heart and intelligence at work in this show if you really listen carefully to what he's actually saying." Time Out London, June 2009
"For a performer so vaingloriously poisonous, Capurro is the antidote to all those who attend stand-up knowing nothing about the act or expecting their world view to be reaffirmed. Buying his ticket, you’re agreeing to a tacit pact that the unsayable will be said." ****The Scotsman, August 2008
"Unbelievable, unstoppable and most definitely, unmissable! Scott isn’t just a cutting edge comic. He made the edge. If you only see one show this festival, it must be this one. " ***** Scotsgay, 08/2008
"This is the art of stand-up at it’s finest, a masterclass in comedy and that’s why he deserves 5 stars. I dare you to go and see it."Broadway Baby, August 2008
"Comic equation: Larry Grayson x (Lenny Bruce + Chris Rock)" The Guardian, August 2008
"Yet accept the ferocious, corrosive material in the provocative spirit it’s intended, and it is brilliantly, shockingly funny. So far beyond the pale that the only reaction to laugh, partly out of discomfort, partly out of the sheer audacity of it all." ***** Chortle, August 2008
"One of the few genuinely challenging acts out there…a thoughtful, intelligent comic whose act has far more to it than pure shock value. He's not preachy, he's just camp, crude and incredibly funny." Tim Arthur, Time Out London, March 2008
"You''ll go to hell for this, but at least you"ll go down laughing." Chortle, December 2007
"Capurro, a master of deadpan comedy and a professional in the fields of gut-busting hilarity and subtle wit, will let the vulgarities fly. He"ll make you feel like yourself again — your fucked-up, cynical, hedonistic, perfectly well-balanced self." San Francisco Guardian, December 2007
"…But the evening belonged to Scott Capurro. The unease in the room is often palpable; the punchlines hit so hard you can almost taste the blood that oozes from Capurro"s victims. 5 STARS" Venue Magazine, October 2007
"Even in these open-minded days this hugely experienced provocateur would not get a whiff of the mainstream with his set that took in crucifixion, the holocaust and baby murder. The clapping was accompanied by the whirr of Mary Whitehouse spinning in her grave." Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, July 2007
"Scott Capurro is crude, rude and out of line. He’s also hilarious.” Prague Post, June 2007
"A tall, confident homosexual on Viagra…I"d happily listen to his point of view again, although, laughter aside, I"d do it in silence." Grapevine Magazine, East Anglia, February 2007
"Rude, hilarious and endearing. Shame he only played Prague for one night." The Prague Post, June, 2006
"He had me sweating and he only grew funnier throughout his segment, especially because of his devil-may-care nonchalance." Cape Town Times, September, 2006
"Capurro still rushes in where most straight comedians would be terrified to tread" The Scotsman, August 2006
"He is sleeker and wittier than ever before and there can be few comics who make an art of insulting their audience while simultaneously seducing them. A MUST SEE!" The Stage, August, 2006
"Capurro offers no apologies as he jokes about AIDS, cancer, the Holocaust and battered women. He claims to not read the newspapers because theyre not about him, but his political satire is so up to date that its clear this man does his research...his audience interaction was hilarious!" Scotsgay, August 2006
"The most fearless and technically perfect stand up on the circuit." The Guardian, August, 2005
"Brilliantly outrageous." The Scotsman, August, 2005
"Scott Capurro, who Arthur Smith called the epitome of waspishness, lived up to his epithet like a hornet at picnic." Chortle
"This is as confrontational as comedy gets. One routine, replaying the imagined aggressive bedroom behavior of black men, even had this heard-it-all hack feeling queasy. Strictly for strong stomachs." Evening Standard
"It's like watching a car accident." Rove McManus, diminutive Australian talk show host
"We were embarrassed by his disrespect and self-loathing." LGBT Centre, San Jose, Ca.
"He’s evil and should be forced to leave the country." The Daily Mirror
Comic. Actor. Author. Playwright.
Scott Capurro was reared in Daly City, California; at age 3, he swam the English Channel. Since 1993, he's avoided AIDS by telling unsavory jokes in every English speaking country. Scott is trusting and thus surrounded by duplicity, yet he continues challenging himself, because he's physically challenged and emotionally unstable.
Described by San Francisco Weekly (free press, edited by lesbians and designed by trannys with large hands and hidden agendas) as "stand-up in the very best possible sense - deadpan, ever-alert and hilarious"
Scott has appeared in Mrs. Doubtfire, where, effortlessly, he played a homosexual; and Star Wars: Phantom Menace, where, breathlessly, he wore a body stocking.
Scott knows David Cameron (wink, wink) and Nelson Mandela. Well, he's met Nelson once. They're both vegetarians. Actually, Scott is. Nelson said he was, to impress Scott. Cameron eats anything.
Other memorable 'Scott' moments in 2010 have been:
Scott’s hopes for 2011: