Scott Capurro

January 11, 2012

About me. Blah blah blah…

Filed under: Blog Posts — Scott @ 8:14 am

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:

2014 THE GREATEST 80s MOVIES Guest ITV
2005-2014 THE WRIGHT STUFF C5
2012 GOD SAVE THE QUEENS Guest Sky Atlantic
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 
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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 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

2001/2002 THAT GAY SHOW Presenter BBC Choice

2000 THE HORROR OF… Guest BBC1

2000 STAND-UP FOR THE HOMELESS Carlton for C4

2000 TRANNY OF THE YEAR Judge ITV
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 C4

1999 MELINDA’S BIG NIGHT IN Guest C5

1998 HISTORY OF ALTERNATIVE COMEDY Guest 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 Guest C4

RADIO:
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 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.

THEATRE AND THEATRICAL CREDITS

2009/2010 She Stoops to Comedy, SF Playhouse, San Francisco, CA
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 both the Finborough Theatre and the New Arts Theatre in London, UK.