Bradford Scobie

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Bradford Scobie in 2008

Bradford Scobie is a New York City performance artist and comedian who performs a wide array of one-man musical comedy routines in the guise of Doctor Donut and other absurd characters.[1]

Doctor Donut[edit]

The comical supervillain Doctor Donut is Scobie's best known onstage persona. In this guise Scobie wears a dirty white leotard, blackened teeth, a massive false eyebrow and nearly identical mustache, an éclair hanging down the front of his crotch, a giant donut with the words "Doctor Donut" on his head, and fake donuts hanging all over his body.[2]

L Magazine lauded Doctor Donut as "genius", The Village Voice has called this character "hilarious", and the New York Times deemed this ludicrous creation "Brilliant."[1][2][3] As this character, Scobie appeared alongside other artists from Manhattan's avant-garde arts scene in Shortbus, a 2006 American comedy-drama film written and directed by John Cameron Mitchell.[1]

Other characters[edit]

Other bizarre characters created by Scobie include the self-loathing clown Ukulele Louie, the "spitty and adorable man-child" Bratwurst, and Cousin Rooster, a hillbilly who has sex with chickens.[1] As Zombie Ralph he worked as "Master of Scare-a-Moanies" for "BOO-LESQUE WITH ZOMBIE RALPH", a goofy Halloween-themed show at Joe's Pub in 2008.[4]

Additional credits[edit]

Gas Huffin' Bad Gals!, a film written by and starring Scobie, was accepted into the Cannes Film Festival, the New York Underground Film Festival, the Outfest festival in Los Angeles, and was aired on BBC television in England. Scobie is one of the founding members of the sketch comedy group Chucklebucket and played the husband in the comedic lounge act, "Vance & Lorna".[1]

As a stand up comedian, Scobie was accepted into the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado. He has hosted corporate events throughout the country, has hosted "Sing-A-Long Sound of Music" in several different venues. Time Out magazine advised readers not to miss his morning show parody called "The Morning Show with Brad and Lori" performed evenings at the Slipper Room in Manhattan, the same venue where he performs as Doctor Donut.[1]

In July 2010 Scobie performed a tongue-in-cheek cover of the Taio Cruz hit "Dynamite" at Joe's Pub.[5]


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