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Scott Capurro
Scott Capurro 2007.jpg
Capurro at an April 2007 protest
Born December 10, 1962
San Francisco
Nationality American
Genres Stand-up comedy
Perrier Comedy Award
1994 Best Newcomer

Scott A. Capurro (born December 10, 1962 in San Francisco) is an American stand-up comedian, writer and actor.[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, 6 November 2000



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

In 2001, Capurro appeared on Australian show Rove Live and shocked the host, Rove, 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 at the Sarah & No Name Morning Show of Radio Alice 97.3FM KLLC San Francisco.[5]

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.[6]

Film roles

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

Television appearances

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

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]

Personal life

In October 2006 Capurro purchased a flat in Bethnal Green and considers himself a London resident.[1]


  1. ^ a b Malcolm Hay (24 January 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 (6 November 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. p. 66–67. 
  3. ^ Mike Edmonds (28 March 2001). "Rove sorry for comic's 'filth'; Outrage over Christ jokes". Herald Sun (Melbourne, Australia). p. 2. 
  4. ^ John Preston (28 April 2002). "Animals Who Love Too Much". The Sunday Telegraph. p. 12. 
  5. ^ Joe Brown (12 June 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 (17 January 1990). "The 'Boys' Are Back in Town, Controversial Gay Play in SF Revival". The San Francisco Chronicle. 
  8. ^ a b Daniel Taylor (19 April 1996). "Single and standing up to hate it". The Age (Melbourne, Australia). p. 13. 
  9. ^ William Cook (16 August 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 (11 August 2004). "Edinburgh Festival: A Shocking History". The Independent. 
  11. ^ Jeremy Austin (19 August 2004). "Loaded by Scott Capurro; Edinburgh Review". The Stage. p. 22. 
  12. ^ "Plays & musicals". Marin Independent Journal (California). 5 July 2007. 
  13. ^ Tim Teeman (29 May 2008). "F***ing Men". The Times. p. 18. 


  • Scott Capurro (2000), Fowl Play, Headline Book Publishing, ISBN 0747262284 

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