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Carrot Top
Birth name Scott Thompson
Born February 25, 1965 (1965-02-25) (age 43)
Cocoa Beach, Florida
Website http://www.carrottop.com/
American Comedy Awards
Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic
1994

Scott Thompson (born February 25, 1965), known by his stage name Carrot Top, is an American comedian known for his mop of curly red hair, prop comedy, and often self-parodying humor. Carrot Top today is a headlining Las Vegas entertainer and has made hundreds of college and television appearances. Carrot Top is a Chicago-based independent record label. ... is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Cocoa Beach is a city located in Brevard County, Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... The American Comedy Awards were a group of awards presented annually since 1987 to honor performances and performers in the field of comedy. ... is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... For the documentary about Jerry Seinfeld, see Comedian (film). ... Prop comedy is a comedy genre that makes use of humorous objects, or conventional objects used in humorous ways. ...

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Early life

Thompson was born and raised in Cocoa Beach, Florida where his father, Lawrence Thompson, was a scientist at NASA during the Gemini and Apollo era.[1] In 1983, he graduated from Cocoa High School, [2] and while still a freshman at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton,[1] Thompson appeared in his first stand-up comedy routine. Two months later, he performed on campus on an open-mic night. Recalling his start, Carrot Top says in his official biography, “I wasn’t going to do it but my roommate said I should. He said, ‘You’re funny.’ I was scared and did some old jokes but people liked it.' The next semester he went again, this time after writing his own jokes, focusing on the school – which prompted his first prop." Cocoa Beach sunrise. ... A scientist, in the broadest sense, refers to any person that engages in a systematic activity to acquire knowledge or an individual that engages in such practices and traditions that are linked to schools of thought or philosophy. ... For other uses, see NASA (disambiguation). ... , Cocoa High School is located in Cocoa, Florida and is part of the Brevard Public Schools District. ... “FAU” redirects here. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country State County Palm Beach Founded 1925 Government  - Type Commission-Manager  - Mayor Steven L. Abrams Area  - City  29. ...


Carrot Top continued, “The street in the center of town was Butts Road. I stole the sign and told the audience, ‘This must be where the assholes live.’ I also had a neighborhood watch sign – ‘It takes 20 seconds to break into a house but it took me an hour to unbolt this sign.” Later, at an amateur night, the manager told him the sign bit was hilarious but jokes about the school weren’t going to work for the regular audience. “So I went home and thought up more visual jokes, coming up with props like high heels with training wheels for young girls.” This article is about the local crime prevention organization. ...


Career

He headlines at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas[1], and in between does 100 or so comedy gigs around the United States[citation needed]. His comedy routine incorporates dozens of props stored in six big trunks on stage. The view inside the Luxor. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ...


Carrot Top has appeared in numerous television programs, including a 2007 TV spot in Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Criss Angel Mindfreak in 2006, Tugger: The Jeep 4x4 Who Wanted to Fly in 2005, and Scrubs in 2002. He has also appeared on The George Lopez Show, Howard Stern, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson, and Live with Regis & Kelly. His movie roles include 1998's Chairman of The Board, and served as a spokesman and appeared in commercials for 1-800-CALL-ATT. Some may argue that his presence on national television in the ATT commercial marked the turning point in his career. From 1995 to 1999, he was the continuity announcer for Cartoon Network. In 2002, he recorded a commentary track for the Roger Avary film The Rules of Attraction. In 2006, Carrot Top appeared in Reno 911! (episode "Weigel's Pregnant) as an enraged version of himself who trashed his hotel room and resisted arrest (by stealing one of the deputy's guns as well as stole their Sheriff's car); his parting words to the officers are "I WAS ACTING, MOTHERF---ERS!" [3] Daniel Lawrence Whitney (born February 17, 1963 in Pawnee City, Nebraska), better known by the stage name Larry the Cable Guy, is a stand up comedian, actor, and one of the co-stars of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. ... Gene Simmons Family Jewels is an American reality television series that premiered on A&E on August 7, 2006. ... Criss Angel Mindfreak is a show distributed by A&E Network. ... For other uses, see Scrub. ... Promotional photo with the cast of The George Lopez Show The George Lopez Show is an ABC sitcom starring George Lopez. ... This article is a biography of Howard Stern as an individual; for information regarding his radio show see The Howard Stern Show. ... James Christian Jimmy Kimmel (born November 13, 1967) is an American comedian, writer, talk show host, game show host, and producer. ... Craig Ferguson (born May 17, 1962) is a Scottish television host based in America, stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. ... Kelly Ripa tends to Regis Philbins splinter in the improvised first segment of the show. ... The year 1998 in film involved some significant events. ... Chairman of the Board was a 1998 movie starring Courtney Thorne-Smith and Carrot Top. ... AT&T Inc. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... For Cartoon Network outside of the United States, see Cartoon Network around the world. ... Roger Avary, photographed for Score Magazine at the Hotel Costes K, Paris. ... The Rules of Attraction (2002) is a dark satirical film based on the novel of the same name by Bret Easton Ellis. ... For the 2007 film, see Reno 911!: Miami. ...


Carrot Top produced and starred in an early morning show on Cartoon Network called Carrot Top's AM Mayhem from 1994-1996[4][5] For Cartoon Network outside of the United States, see Cartoon Network around the world. ...


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"), Family Guy , MADtv ("Broccoli Top"), and several Achewood comic strips.[6] Mr. ... For other persons named David Cross, see David Cross (disambiguation). ... This article is about the television program. ... Family Guy is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. ... For other uses, see Mad TV (disambiguation). ... Achewood is a webcomic created by Chris Onstad. ...


In IMDB, he is quoted as saying: "I know that I go by 'Carrot Top' and I have big hair and I do props and I'm kind of silly. Of course, for these guys who write jokes for these shows [like 'The Daily Show'], I'm an easy target. I keep that in the back of my head. I don't think it's the props, because I sure haven't invented prop comedy. I think it's the fact that I do something different and that I actually have some success with it. That bothers a lot of people, especially comics. Comics don't like to see other comics do well. It's our nature: Human beings like success but they hate successful people. But some of the jabs are kind of funny like on King Of The Hill when the kid wanted to be Celery Head. I found it kind of flattering. But Craig Kilborn was just rotten."


"Younger in life I was always kind of quiet and shy and I think I kind of grew into myself as I got older, I became more of a class clown as I got to junior high. My way of fitting in was through jokes and making people laugh. I wasn't the jock (I know, it's hard to tell) or the good-lookin' stud. I was just a very skinny red-headed freckled guy. My way of making people like me was to make 'em laugh."[7]


Awards and honors

The American Comedy Awards were a group of awards presented annually since 1987 to honor performances and performers in the field of comedy. ...

References

  1. ^ a b Carrot Top - Biography. Retrieved 3 November 2006.
  2. ^ Cocoa High School - Thompson, Scott (1983) Profile
  3. ^ Carrot Top's IMDB credits
  4. ^ "Carrot Top" at Comedy Central
  5. ^ Carrot Top Biography at filmreference.com
  6. ^ Vegetable Brain The Comedian (php) (in english).
  7. ^ [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005488/bio Biography for Scott 'Carrot Top' Thompson].

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External links

  • Official website
  • Carrot Top on Myspace
  • Carrot Top at the Internet Movie Database
  • Carrot Top interview
  • An interview with CanWest News Service
  • Spirit of America Tour press release
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