|Birth name||Scott Allen Capurro|
December 10, 1962 |
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Perrier Comedy Award
1994 Best Newcomer
Scott Allen Capurro (born December 10, 1962) is an American 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, November 6, 2000
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 Janet Young, 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.
He has a husband named Edson.
|1993||Mrs. Doubtfire||Aunt Jack Hillard|
|1999||Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace||Beed Annodue (voice)|
|1998||We're Funny That Way!||Self|
|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|
|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|
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'
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.