Scott Thompson (born February 25, 1965), known professionally as Carrot Top, is an American stand-up comedian and actor.
Carrot Top in January 2009
|Birth name||Scott Thompson|
|Born||February 25, 1965|
Rockledge, Florida, U.S.
|Medium||Stand-up comedy, television, film|
|Genres||Prop comedy, satire|
|Subject(s)||Self-deprecation, American culture|
Thompson was born on February 25, 1965 in Rockledge, Florida, and grew up in nearby Cocoa, Florida. He is the youngest son of a NASA engineer. He went to Cocoa High School, home of the Tigers, where he played drums in the marching and concert band. He graduated from Cocoa High School in 1983. He got the nickname "Carrot Top" from a local swimming coach, a reference to his red hair, which would become one of his trademarks in later life. In the late '80s, Thompson worked as a courier for a mortgage company. After high school he enrolled at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. While a freshman there, Thompson appeared in his first standup comedy routine.
Carrot Top has appeared in Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Criss Angel Mindfreak, Scrubs (2001), George Lopez, and Tugger: The Jeep 4x4 Who Wanted to Fly (2005). His film roles include Chairman of the Board, and he also served as a spokesman in commercials for 1-800-CALL-ATT. In 2002, he recorded a commentary track for The Rules of Attraction. In 2006, Carrot Top appeared in the Reno 911! episode "Weigel's Pregnant" as an enraged version of himself who trashes his hotel room and steals a police car. In 2008, he was a guest judge for Last Comic Standing.
As of 2018, he headlines at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas and performs various comedy engagements when his show is not playing. His comedy routine incorporates dozens of props stored in large trunks on stage; his prop jokes commonly consist simply of his pulling out a prop, describing it in a one-liner, and tossing it away.
On January 16, 2010, Carrot Top appeared on Don't Forget The Lyrics!, wherein he assisted illusionists Penn & Teller in their quest for the million-dollar grand prize. He was one of the roasters at the Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav and Gene Simmons Roast. Carrot Top appeared on a second season episode of the TV series Mind Freak and has been a regular guest on the show every season since. Carrot Top also appeared in an episode of the reality series The Bad Girls Club. He appeared as himself in "Man Up", an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which was originally broadcast January 6, 2011, in Family Guy in 2006, in the episode "Petergeist", and in Scrubs. He also briefly appeared in Holly's World. He appeared alongside country artist Toby Keith in the music video for Keith's song "Red Solo Cup" and also appeared alongside Keith as he performed the song in the audience as a member of Keith's entourage at the 2011 ACM Awards.
He has appeared on numerous nighttime television talk shows. In 1996, he appeared on the animated/live action Cartoon Network talk show Space Ghost Coast to Coast. On February 8, 2010, he appeared on an episode of The Jay Leno Show, wherein he had pies thrown at him by Leno and guest Emma Roberts.
He also appeared on an episode of Tosh.0, receiving a full-body massage from Daniel Tosh. Carrot Top was also a special guest performer in Tosh.0's Selena Gomez tribute video of "Good for You".
On October 22, 2011, Carrot Top appeared as a first-time guest panelist on Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld.
On April 13, 2016, Carrot Top appeared as a panelist on @midnight.
Internet series rolesEdit
Carrot Top appeared as himself on the Bradley Cooper episode of Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis. He also appeared as himself on the show Tom Green's House Tonight to discuss his props and career.
|1993||So I Married An Axe Murderer||Café Performer||Uncredited|
|1996||Space Ghost Coast to Coast|
|1997||The Larry Sanders Show||himself|
|1998||Chairman of the Board||Edison|
|1998||Dennis the Menace Strikes Again|
|2000||The Three Stooges N.Y.U.K.||Dr. Eugene Splicer|
|2003||Carrot Top Rocks Las Vegas|
|2003||Pauly Shore Is Dead||himself|
|2005||Tugger: The Jeep 4x4 Who Wanted to Fly|
|2007||Smiley Face||Brief walk on part|
|2007||Gene Simmons Family Jewels||himself|
|2008||The Girls Next Door|
|2009||The Bad Girls Club|
|2009||The Hangover||himself||end credits|
|2011||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||himself|
|2014||Swearnet: The Movie||himself|
|2016||Sharknado: The 4th Awakens|
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- "Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: Bradley Cooper". Funny Or Die. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
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