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Carrot Top
Birth name Scott Thompson
Born February 25, 1965 (1965-02-25) (age 44)
Rockledge, Florida, U.S.
Medium Stand-up, Television, Film
Years active 1990–present
American Comedy Awards
Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic

Scott Thompson (born February 25, 1965), better known by his stage name Carrot Top, is an American comedian known for his bright red hair, prop comedy and often self-deprecating humor. Most recently he is known for his dramatic muscle gain and facial change.[1][2]


Early years

Carrot Top lived in Orlando, Florida during part of his youth. In 1983, he graduated from high school, and enrolled later that year at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. While still a freshman at Florida Atlantic, Mr. Top appeared in his first stand-up comedy routine with Josh Abelson.[3][4] Two months later, he performed on campus at an open-mic night.


Carrot Top has appeared in the television programs: Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular , Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Space Ghost Coast To Coast, Criss Angel Mindfreak, Scrubs (2006), and Tugger: The Jeep 4x4 Who Wanted to Fly (2005). He has also appeared on The George Lopez Show, Howard Stern, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson, Don't Forget the Lyrics, Live with Regis & Kelly and The Tonight Show. His movie roles include the 1998 film Chairman of The Board, and served as a spokesman in commercials for 1-800-CALL-ATT. In 2002, he recorded a commentary track for the Roger Avary film The Rules of Attraction. In 2006, Carrot Top appeared in the Reno 911! episode "Weigel's Pregnant" as an enraged version of himself who trashed his hotel room and resisted arrest. In 2008, he was a guest judge for NBC's Last Comic Standing in a contest where the participants had to perform prop comedy at a Bed, Bath and Beyond utilizing store items with only an hour to prepare.

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 on called Carrot Top's AM Mayhem for two years (1994-1996).[5][6]

Carrot Top has also been frequently parodied. Such examples include Mr. Show (in which David Cross appears as "Blueberry Head"), King of the Hill ("Celery Head"), "Scrubs" (My Balancing Act), Family Guy ("Carrot Scalp"; he also made a guest appearance on the show as himself in the episode "Petergeist"), and MADtv ("Broccoli Top").

As of 2008 he headlines at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, and performs various comedy gigs when his show is not playing.[7] His comedy routine incorporates dozens of props stored in large trunks on stage; his prop jokes commonly consist simply of him pulling out a prop, describing it in a one-liner, and tossing it away. Many of his props are specially built objects.

On January 16, Carrot Top appeared on the Fox reality game show "Don't Forget The Lyrics!" where he assisted illusionists Penn & Teller in their quest for the million dollar grand prize. He was also one of the roasters at the Comedy Central "Roast of Flavor Flav" and "Gene Simmons Roast". He appeared on an episode in Season Two of Mind Freak and has been a regular guest on the show every season since. He also appeared in an episode of the reality series The Bad Girls Club.



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