Comic, actor and author
San Franciscan actor/comedian Scott Capurro has become one of the most popular faces on the UK comedy circuit. At his first appearance in the UK, the 1994 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scott hit the ground stumbling by winning both the PERRIER BEST NEWCOMER for his show ‘RiskGay’, along with the SPIRIT OF THE FRINGE award. ‘Scott Capurro’s
Love and Affection Tour’, his 1995 Edinburgh show, was then nominated for the main PERRIER AWARD.
Since then, Scott has extensively toured the US, Australia, South Africa,
Europe and Canada, having performed several times at the JUST FOR
LAUGH’S FESTIVAL in Montreal, and comedy festivals in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Cape Town, Prague, Manchester, Kilkenny, Los Angeles, New York City and Stoke-on-Trent. He’s successfully played his hour to sold-out audiences at 14 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, including his smash hit show ‘Scott Capurro Goes Deeper’ in 2008, which also toured the UK extensively; and ‘Who Are The Jocks?’, which swooped up 5 star reviews and was later featured on the BBC1 TV programme ‘Imagine’.
Other live UK performances include the Hay Festival in 2007, which
received menacing glares from cardigan wearers.
His first novel, Fowl Play, was published in September of 2000 and
garnered wonderful reviews. Since then he’s been ignored by proper literary houses whilst writing for several newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph, Index on Censorship, The Age, Time Out Magazine, Attitude Magazine, Gay Times and the San Francisco Chronicle.