Scott Capurro

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Scott Capurro
Born (1962-12-10) December 10, 1962 (age 51)
San Francisco
Nationality American
Genres comedy
Website www.ScottCapurro.com

Perrier Comedy Award
1994 Best Newcomer

Scott A. Capurro (born December 10, 1962) is an American comedian, writer and actor based in San Francisco.[1] His comedy material is deliberately provocative, referring often to gay life and culture, politics, race and racism, and popular culture.

"I don't give a shit about those who don't like my work," he snaps. "I'm never going to win them over anyway, so why bother? My work is for a discerning audience who don't have knee-jerk responses."

— Interview with Veronica Lee[2], The Evening Standard, November 6, 2000

Career[edit]

In 1994, he was awarded the Perrier Award for best newcomer, at the Edinburgh Festival.

In 1999, he played the voice of Beed Annodue along with actor, comedian, and friend Greg Proops in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

In 2001, Capurro appeared on Australian show Rove Live and shocked the host, Rove McManus, with an explicit routine. His material was no more bawdy than usual. Rove apologized immediately after the performance.[3]

In 2002, he presented a light-hearted documentary on the UK's Channel 4 called The Truth About Gay Animals which examined the subject of homosexuality in animals. Capurro visited various collections of captive animals to observe animals which had been reported to exhibit homosexual behaviour, and interviewed the staff about this. The show also included an interview with anti-gay rights campaigner Baroness Young, where Capurro showed Young a video of a variety of male-male intercourse and female-female mating attempts in various animal species, and then asked her to comment on whether this influenced her views about its "unnaturalness".[4]

Capurro has been a frequent guest on the Sarah & Vinnie's Morning Show of Radio Alice 97.3FM KLLC San Francisco.[5] He is also a regular panelist on the topical discussion series The Wright Stuff, hosted by his friend Matthew Wright.

Capurro is managed by comedy agency The Comedy Bar.

From May to June 2008, he acted the role of Sammy in Joe DiPietro's play Fucking Men in London, England.[6]

Film roles[edit]

Year Film Role
1993 Mrs. Doubtfire "Aunt" Jack Hillard
1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Beed Annodue (voice)

Television appearances[edit]

Year Programme Role Production
1998–1999 Nash Bridges Larry, pageant coordinator (2 episodes, High Society and Cuda Grace) Carlton Cuse Productions
2001–2002 That Gay Show Presenter BBC
2002 The Truth About Gay Animals Presenter Channel 4

Stage appearances[edit]

Year Play Role Production
1990 The Boys in the Band Emory Theater Rhinoceros[7]
1995–1996 Risk-Gay (one-man show) Melbourne,[8] London,[9] San Francisco
1996 Love and Affection (one-man show)[8]
2001 Fucking Our Fathers (one-man show) Edinburgh Festival[10]
2004 Loaded Scott Capurro Pleasance Courtyard[11]
2007 Summer Fruit (one-man show) Throckmorton Theatre (California)[12]
2008 Fucking Men Sammy (screenwriter) Finborough, London[13]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Malcolm Hay (January 24, 2007). "Comedy – Shocking all over the world". Time Out. p. 47. "Audiences from Edinburgh to Australia have taken umbrage at Scott Capurro's gags. 'I think it was the masturbatory gesture while staring at Christ on the cross'" 
  2. ^ Veronica Lee (November 6, 2000). "Just when you thought he was cute and harmless; Like his hero Lenny Bruce, comedian Scott Capurro isn't losing sleep over the prospect of upsetting another city. As Veronica Lee discovers, his attitude is: 'I'm funny, that's a given. If you're offended, then leave'". The Evening Standard. pp. 66–67. 
  3. ^ Mike Edmonds (March 28, 2001). "Rove sorry for comic's 'filth'; Outrage over Christ jokes". Herald Sun (Melbourne, Australia). p. 2. 
  4. ^ John Preston (April 28, 2002). "Animals Who Love Too Much". The Sunday Telegraph. p. 12. 
  5. ^ Joe Brown (June 12, 2005). "CD Reviews". The San Francisco Chronicle. p. 56. 
  6. ^ Joe DiPietro To Open Newest Play In UK 5/16, Broadwayworld, May 15, 2008
  7. ^ Bernard Weiner (January 17, 1990). "The 'Boys' Are Back in Town, Controversial Gay Play in SF Revival". The San Francisco Chronicle. 
  8. ^ a b Daniel Taylor (April 19, 1996). "Single and standing up to hate it". The Age (Melbourne, Australia). p. 13. 
  9. ^ William Cook (August 16, 1994). "Scott Capurro: Risk Gay". The Guardian. p. T5. "San Franciscan Scott Capurro may be best known as Robin Williams' make-up man in the movie Mrs Doubtfire, but he's also a stand-up comedian of considerable stature. Capurro dovetails these two disciplines in an enthralling solo show, which charts his timid passage from the closet to the Californian comedy circuit, and the liberating effect that this has had on his life and art." 
  10. ^ Oliver Duff (August 11, 2004). "Edinburgh Festival: A Shocking History". The Independent. 
  11. ^ Jeremy Austin (August 19, 2004). "Loaded by Scott Capurro; Edinburgh Review". The Stage. p. 22. 
  12. ^ "Plays & musicals". Marin Independent Journal (California). July 5, 2007. 
  13. ^ Tim Teeman (May 29, 2008). "F***ing Men". The Times. p. 18. 

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