Carrot Top

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Carrot Top
Carrot Top in 2009
Birth nameScott Thompson
Born (1965-02-25) February 25, 1965 (age 56)
Rockledge, Florida, U.S.
MediumFilm, stand-up comedy, television
Years active1989–present
GenresProp comedy, satire
Subject(s)American culture, self-deprecation

Scott Thompson (born February 25, 1965), known professionally as Carrot Top, is an American actor and stand-up comedian.

Early life[edit]

Thompson was born on February 25, 1965 in Rockledge, Florida, and grew up in nearby Cocoa, Florida. He is the youngest son of a NASA engineer.[1] He went to Cocoa High School where he played drums in the marching and concert band. He graduated in 1983. He got the nickname "Carrot Top" from a local swimming coach, a reference to his red hair, which would become one of his trademarks in later life.[2][3] In the late '80s, Thompson worked as a courier for a mortgage company.[4] After high school he enrolled at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. While a freshman there, Thompson appeared in his first standup comedy routine.[5]


Carrot Top has appeared in Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Criss Angel Mindfreak, Scrubs (2001), George Lopez, and Tugger: The Jeep 4x4 Who Wanted to Fly (2005). His film roles include Chairman of the Board, and he also served as a spokesman in commercials for 1-800-CALL-ATT. In 2002, he recorded a commentary track for The Rules of Attraction. In 2006, Carrot Top appeared in the Reno 911! episode "Weigel's Pregnant" as an enraged version of himself who trashes his hotel room and steals a police car. In 2008, he was a guest judge for Last Comic Standing.

From 1995 to 1999, Carrot Top was the continuity announcer for Cartoon Network, for which he also produced and starred in an early morning show called Carrot Top's AM Mayhem from 1994 to 1996.[6][7]

As of 2021, he headlines at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas and performs various comedy engagements when his show is not playing.[8] His comedy routine incorporates dozens of props stored in large trunks on stage; his prop jokes commonly consist simply of his pulling out a prop, describing it in a one-liner, and tossing it away.

Television appearances[edit]

On January 16, 2010, Carrot Top appeared on Don't Forget the Lyrics!, wherein he assisted illusionists Penn & Teller in their quest for the million-dollar grand prize. He was one of the roasters at the Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav and Gene Simmons Roast. Carrot Top appeared on a second-season episode of the TV series Mind Freak and continued to be a regular guest on the show. Carrot Top also appeared in an episode of the reality series The Bad Girls Club. He appeared as himself in "Man Up", an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which was originally broadcast January 6, 2011, in Family Guy in 2006, in the episode "Petergeist", in Scrubs, in the episode "My Balancing Act", and in Robot Chicken, in the episode "The Unnamed One". He also briefly appeared in Holly's World. He appeared alongside country artist Toby Keith in the music video for Keith's song "Red Solo Cup" and also appeared alongside Keith as he performed the song in the audience as a member of Keith's entourage at the 2011 ACM Awards.

Carrot Top also appeared on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, alongside Courteney Cox on 5/24/2011

He has appeared on numerous nighttime television talk shows. In 1996, he appeared on the animated/live action Cartoon Network talk show Space Ghost Coast to Coast. On February 8, 2010, he appeared on an episode of The Jay Leno Show, wherein he had pies thrown at him by Leno and guest Emma Roberts.[9]

He also appeared on an episode of Tosh.0, receiving a full-body massage from Daniel Tosh.[10] Carrot Top was also a special guest performer in Tosh.0's Selena Gomez tribute video of "Good for You".[11]

On October 22, 2011, Carrot Top appeared as a first-time guest panelist on Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld.

On April 13, 2016, Carrot Top appeared as a panelist on @midnight.

He also appeared briefly on Bad Girls Club season 3.

Internet series roles[edit]

Carrot Top appeared as himself on the Bradley Cooper episode of Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis.[12] He also appeared as himself on the show Tom Green's House Tonight to discuss his props and career.[13]


Year Title Role Notes
1993 So I Married An Axe Murderer Café Performer Uncredited
1996 Space Ghost Coast to Coast Himself
1996 Hourglass
1996 Pure Danger
1997 The Larry Sanders Show himself
1998 Chairman of the Board Edison
1998 Dennis the Menace Strikes Again Sylvester
2000 The Three Stooges N.Y.U.K. Dr. Eugene Splicer
2001 Scrubs himself
2002 Weakest Link himself
2003 Carrot Top Rocks Las Vegas
2003 Pauly Shore Is Dead himself
2005 The Aristocrats himself
2005 George Lopez himself
2005 Tugger: The Jeep 4x4 Who Wanted to Fly
2006, 2017 Family Guy himself
2006 Reno 911! himself
2007 Smiley Face Brief walk on part
2007 Gene Simmons Family Jewels himself
2008 The Girls Next Door
2009 The Bad Girls Club
2009 The Hangover himself end credits
2009 The Game
2010 Cash Cab
2010 Tosh.0
2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation himself
2014 The Neighbors
2014 Swearnet: The Movie himself
2015 Robot Chicken himself
2016 Sharknado: The 4th Awakens
2021 Bar Rescue himself


  1. ^ "'Carrot Top' brings his own brand of humor to Prescott". The Daily Courier. Prescott, AZ. 22 October 1998. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
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  4. ^ "On Top of the World - March 2016 - Orlando, FL". Orlando Magazine. Retrieved 2018-08-05.
  5. ^ "Carrot Top Biography". carrottop. 2008. Archived from the original on 2006-11-28. Retrieved 2008-07-19.
  6. ^ "Carrot Top". Comedy Central. Retrieved 2008-07-19.
  7. ^ "Carrot Top Biography". filmreference. 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-06.
  8. ^ "See Carrot Top at Luxor Hotel". Luxor Las Vegas. 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-19.
  9. ^ "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon -". Archived from the original on 24 September 2009. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  10. ^ "Carrot Top Rubdown - Tosh.0 (Video Clip)". Comedy Central. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Tosh.0". Comedy Central. Archived from the original on 5 June 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  12. ^ "Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: Bradley Cooper". Funny Or Die. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  13. ^ ""Tom Green Live" Guest: Carrot Top (TV Episode 2014)". IMDb. Retrieved 30 September 2015.

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