Carrot Top life and biography

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Carrot Top biography

Date of birth : 1965-02-25
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Rockledge, Florida, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-09
Credited as : Stage Comedian, television film actor,

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Scott Thompson, better known by his stage name Carrot Top, is an American comedian known for his bright red hair, prop comedy, and self-deprecating humor.

Thompson lived in Cocoa, Florida, during part of his youth. In 1983, he graduated from Cocoa High School and enrolled later that year at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. While still a freshman at Florida Atlantic, he appeared in his first standup comedy routine with Josh Abelson. 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 (2001), George Lopez, and Tugger: The Jeep 4x4 Who Wanted to Fly (2005). His movie roles include the 1998 film 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 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, resisted arrest, and stole a police car. In 2008, he was a guest judge for NBC's Last Comic Standing in a contest wherein the participants had to perform prop comedy at a Bed, Bath and Beyond, using 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 called Carrot Top's AM Mayhem for two years (1994-96).

As of 2011 he headlines at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas and performs various comedy gigs when his show is not playing. The hotel proclaims him "Comedian of the Year." 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. Many of his props are specially built objects, such as a miniature grandfather clock necklace he used to poke fun at Flavor Flav's age.

On January 16, 2010, Carrot Top appeared on the reality game show 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. He appeared on a second-season episode of the TV series 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. He appeared as himself in "Man Up," an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which was originally broadcast January 6, 2011.

Carrot Top 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 Comedy Central's television show Tosh.0, receiving a full-body massage from the show's host, Daniel Tosh.

Carrot Top has also been frequently parodied; examples include Mr. Show (in which David Cross appears as "Blueberry Head"), King of the Hill ("Celery Head"), Family Guy ("Carrot Scalp"; he also made a guest appearance on the show as himself in the episode "Petergeist"), South Park ("Carrot Ass"), MADtv, Phineas and Ferb ("Broccoli Top"), and "The Suite Life on Deck" ("Parsnip Top").

Filmography:

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2011) as himself
Tosh.0 (2010)
Cash Cab (2010)
The Hangover - Appears in the photographs as himself during the film credits (2009)
The Game as himself (2009)
The Bad Girls Club - Episode 8 (2009)
Family Guy (2009)

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