- Category : Comedian
- Type : PE
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (12,20,21,48)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Rulership 4
Scott A. Capurro (born December 10, 1962 in San Francisco) is an American stand-up comedian, writer and actor based in San Francisco. 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, The Evening Standard, 6 November 2000
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.
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".
Capurro has been a frequent guest on the Sarah & Vinnie's Morning Show of Radio Alice 97.3FM KLLC San Francisco. 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, UK.
Year Film Role
1993 Mrs. Doubtfire "Aunt" Jack Hillard
1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Beed Annodue (voice)
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
Year Play Role Production
1990 The Boys in the Band Emory Theater Rhinoceros
1995–1996 Risk-Gay (one-man show) Melbourne, London, San Francisco
1996 Love and Affection (one-man show)
2001 Fucking Our Fathers (one-man show) Edinburgh Festival
2004 Loaded Scott Capurro Pleasance Courtyard
2007 Summer Fruit (one-man show) Throckmorton Theatre (California)
2008 Fucking Men Sammy (screenwriter) Finborough, London
Scott Capurro works in every English speaking country on and off the scenic route. His home is San Francisco.