He’s an undoubted masterclass in audience interaction. FIVE STARS
Incredible, relentless performance
The audience was in howls of laughter almost constantly throughout this incredible, relentless performance…
It’s a 50-minute non-stop torrent of jokes, a cacophony of colourful humour and lurid and graphic descriptions of all manner of filth.
Scotland had oil…
The Guardian’s Top Ten Funnies Jokes for Edinburgh Fringe 2014
#7. “Scotland had oil, but it’s running out thanks to all that deep frying.” – Scott Capurro
Evergreen sense of mischief
That evergreen sense of mischief in his crowd interrogations, desire to probe boundaries and calculated conflation of taboos – questioning how non-gay the most religious parts of the Middle East are — is an irrepressible assault, countering the possibility of offence with the frequent shift and democracy of his targets. He slyly punches up, punches down with impunity, but mostly punches low and lingers on the crime scene, his eyes sparkling at any intakes of breath that his near-the-knuckle sex reminisces provoke.
The whole evening was deliciously compered by the merciless but charming Scott Capurro, for whom it is never too soon or too late to tackle some thorny or sensitive subject. His uproariously outrageous gags, with killer pay-off lines casually presented like a bonus side order, were rewarded with cathartic laughter, rather than sharp intakes of breath or rumbles of discontent.
Bravest and funniest comedian
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.
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.
Saddo in a dirty raincoat
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.
Filthy, camp, utterly fearless
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.
The unsayable will be said
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.
Must see this one
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. FIVE STARS
A masterclass in comedy
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.
Comic equation: Larry Grayson x (Lenny Bruce + Chris Rock)
Brilliantly, shockingly funny
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. FIVE STARS
Camp, crude and incredibly funny
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.
You’ll go to hell for this
You’ll go to hell for this, but at least you’ll go down laughing.
Let the vulgarities fly
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.
Unease is often palpable
…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
Crucifixion, the holocaust and baby murder
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.
Crude, rude and out of line
Scott Capurro is crude, rude and out of line. He’s also hilarious.
Tall, confident homosexual on Viagra
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.
Rude, hilarious and endearing
Rude, hilarious and endearing. Shame he only played Prague for one night.
He had me sweating
He had me sweating and he only grew funnier throughout his segment, especially because of his devil-may-care nonchalance.
Straight comedians would be terrified
Capurro still rushes in where most straight comedians would be terrified to tread
Sleeker and wittier than ever
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!
Capurro offers no apologies
Capurro offers no apologies as he jokes about AIDS, cancer, the Holocaust and battered women. He claims to not read the newspapers because they’re not about him, but his political satire is so up to date that it’s clear this man does his research…his audience interaction was hilarious!
Fearless and technically perfect
The most fearless and technically perfect stand up on the circuit.
Like a hornet at a picnic
Scott Capurro, who Arthur Smith called ‘the epitome of waspishness’, lived up to his epithet like a hornet at picnic.
As confrontational as comedy gets
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.
Like watching a car accident
It’s like watching a car accident.
We were embarrassed
We were embarrassed by his disrespect and self-loathing.
He’s evil and should be forced to leave the country.