And I mean, all about me me me me me me me. Oh, and can I borrow your phone? I’ve got ‘me’ calls to make. Thanks…”Hi me. It’s me. Me me me me me me me meow me meow meow me meow…”
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.)
TELEVISION WORK INCLUDES:
2008 It Takes Two, BBC2
2008 COMEDY CUTS ITV2 Series 3
2007 THE BLAME GAME BBC1 Northern Ireland
2007 COMEDY BLUE Paramount Channel
2007 HISTORY OF THE ‘C’ WORD C4
2007 COMEDY CUTS ITV2 Series 2
2006 THE LATE EDITION Guest BBC4
2006 BIG BROTHER’S LITTLE BROTHER Guest E4
2005 – 2008 8 OUT OF 10 CATS Guest Endemol for C4
2005 – 2009 THE WRIGHT STUFF Guest C5
2005 THE COMIC SIDE OF 7 DAYS Interview BBC3
2004 THE ONLY GAYS IN THE VILLAGE (Fly on the Wall prog) Target TV for Sky
2004 THE KINGS OF COMEDY Stand-Up C4/E4
2004 THE WORLD STANDS UP Stand-up Paramount Channel
2003 RICKI LAKE Guest NBC US
2003 THE ALL NEW COMEDY STORE Stand-up C5
2002 THE TRUTH ABOUT GAY ANIMALS Presenter C4
2001/2002 THAT GAY SHOW Presenter BBC Choice
2000 THE HORROR OF… Guest BBC1
2000 STAND-UP FOR THE HOMELESS Stand-Up Carlton for C4
2000 TRANNY OF THE YEAR Judge Initial for C5 2000
1999 UK PLAY GAY WEEKEND Presenter BBC Choice
1994/96/99 THE STAND-UP SHOW Stand-Up BBC1
1999 NASH BRIDGES Tailor USA TV for CBS
1998/99 THE STAYING IN SHOW Team Captain Film & TV for C4
1999 MELINDA’S BIG NIGHT IN Guest C5
1998 HISTORY OF ALTERNATIVE COMEDY BBC2
1997/98 JACK DOCHERTY SHOW Guest C5
1997 IS THAT IT? Host Anglia and ITV
1997 LIGHT LUNCH Guest C4
1996 GOOD STUFF Reviewer Carlton for C4
1996 GAYTIME TV Guest BBC2
1996 EDINBURGH NIGHTS BBC2
1996 LATE NIGHT LIVE Guest Meridian
1996 PEBBLE MILL Guest BBC1
1996 COMEDY IS A SERIOUS BUSINESS (Documentary) Tyne Tees
1996 THE WORD C4
Clive Anderson, Radio 2, UK
Claudia Winkleman’s Hot Gossip, Radio 2, UK
Matt Lucas Project, Radio 2, UK
Loose Ends, Radio 4, UK
Sarah And Vinnie, Alice Radio, US
Scott regularly plays almost every circuit 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.
THEATRE AND THEATRICAL CREDITS
2008/2009 Scott Capurro Goes Deeper: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Underbelly; Soho Theatre, London
2008/2009 Fucking Men: Finborough Theatre, Earl’s Court, London; The Arts Theatre, West End, London
2007 Yankee Dog Pig: Soho Theatre, London; Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Stand
2004/2005 Loaded: The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Pleasance; San Francisco, The Marsh; New York City, Fringe Theatre
2001/2002 Fucking Our Fathers: The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Assembly Roooms (Stage Award Nomination for John Cardone, best actor); Chicago, The Bailiwick Theatre
1999 Fowl Play: The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Pleasance
1998 Brian Souffle: The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Pleasance
1996 The Doctor Is On: The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Pleasance; San Francisco, Josie’s Cabaret
1995 The Love And Affection Tour: Edinburgh, The Pleasance (Perrier Award Nominee); San Francisco, Josie’s Cabaret; The Melbourne Festival
1994 RiskGay: The Edinburgh Fringe, Southside Theatre (Perrier Best Newcomer Award Winner and Spirit of the Fringe Award Winner); San Francisco, Josie’s Cabaret; New Zealand Fringe, Wellington; Melbourne Comedy Festival
Also an experienced actor/director, Scott trained at UC Irvine, California, where he received a bachelors degree; and in the UK at Birmingham University. Credits include performances with the following companies/theatres – A.C.T., The Eureka Theatre, The Magic Theatre in San Francisco, the New Playwright’s Theatre in Washington, the Beverly Hills Playhouse and the Finborough Theatre in London.