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Scott Thompson
Cocoa High SchoolFlorida Atlantic University
Rockledge, Florida, U.S.
178
Male
Larry Thompson
Dona Thompson
$75 million
Pisces
Rockledge, Florida, U.S.
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Who is Carrot Top?

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In the world of comedy, inducing humor with jokes and tell-tales has been common but doing the same using props is unconventional. Carrot Top has not only excelled in the art but has been an outrivaled stand-up comedian in the genre. All his acts have the trademark style of using flamboyant props with such perfection that the audience take only seconds to fall into splits of laughter. Since an early age, Top discovered his skills as a stand-up comedian. His first ever ac on stage was that in his freshman year. Though the act was not appreciated by fellow students, he did not lose hope and instead well prepared himself in his second outing. No sooner, he forsake his regular job to take up a career in comedy. Over the years, he has appeared in a number of talk shows and comedy series including ‘Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular’, ‘Criss Angel Mindfreak’, ‘Scrubs’, ‘Politically Incorrect’, ‘Reno 911!’ and so on. Additionally, he acted in various movies including, ‘Chairman of the Board’, ‘Weakest Link’, ‘The Aristocrats’, ‘Family Guy’ and ‘The Hangover’. To know more interesting and intriguing facts about his life and profile, read on.

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Carrot Top Childhood & Early Life

Popularly known as Carrot Top, he was born was Scott Thompson in the Cocoa Beach, Florida, to Larry Thompson. His father was a former rocket scientist who worked on significant mission in NASA, including Gemini and Apollo.

Young Thompson attained his basic formal education from Cocoa High School, completing which; he enrolled at the Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.

It was during his freshman year at college that he first experienced what it felt to be on stage. Though he debuted with Josh Abelson on a bad note with stale jokes that fetched no laughter, the failure of the stand-up act did not disappoint him.

Following semester, he was back on stage with self-written material based on college life. Interestingly, his written work tickled the funny bone of each of the audience member, making his stand-up act a massive hit.

He graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in marketing and immediately found work as a bank courier. However, he did not give up on his comedic talent and continuously performed gigs at local stages. No sooner than in 1990, he gave up his nine-to-five job to continue with his comedy career

Carrot Top Career

To make a mark of his own and stand out from contemporaries and other stand-up comedians, he started employing props to enhance his act. To induce humor, he even used his red curly hair as a prop. His other props include heels with training wheels, airline peanut bags with photos of missing luggage and paper cups and string telephones

The rising popularity and reputation earned him a guest spot on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ in 1992. The show not only exposed him to a wider audience but also made his comedic talent gain a broader fan base. Upon the death of legendary comedian Sam Kinison in 1992, he soon filled up in the shoes of the latter.

Over the years, he has appeared in a number of shows, including ‘Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular’, ‘Gene Simmons Family Jewels’, ‘Space Ghost Coast to Coast’, ‘Criss Angel Mindfreak’, ‘Scrubs’, ‘George Lopez’, and ‘Tugger: The Jeep 4x4 Who Wanted to Fly’.

From 1995 until 1999, he served as the continuity announcer for Cartoon Network. Additionally, he also produced and starred in an early morning show called Carrot Top's AM Mayhem for two years from 1994 to 1996.

He made his debut in the big screen with the movie, ‘Hourglass’ in 1996. Same year, he featured in another movie, titled ‘Pure Danger’. However, he achieved a breakthrough with, ‘Chairman of The Board’ wherein he played the role of a surfer who heads a major corporation.

Same year, he appeared in the film ‘Dennis the Menace Strikes Back’. Though his popularity was on the rise, he wasn’t a household name yet. However, his appearance in the series TV commercial for AT&T’s ‘1-800-Call-ATT’ service changed everything.

Overwhelming demand and love for him by the TV viewers saw him become a permanent feature in various comedy talk shows beginning 2000. He was seen in ‘Politically Incorrect’ and was a part of the remake of the game show, ‘Hollywood Squares’. He even did an audio commentary for ‘The Rules of Attraction’.

In 2006, he featured in the satirical comedy, ‘Reno 911!’ In it, he played not his usual self but an angry version of himself who jumbles his hotel room, steals the police car and later resists arrest. Two years later, he was seen as a guest judge for ‘Last Comic Standing’.

2010 was a busy year for him as he was part of the reality show, ‘Don’t Forget The Lyrics!’ Additionally, he was one of the members of both, ‘Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav’ and ‘Gene Simmons Roast’. He appeared for a single episode of the second season of ‘Mind Freak’ and in a reality show, ‘The Bad Girls Club’.

In 2011, the ‘Man Up’ episode in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation had him play the role of himself. Other than regular appearances at talk shows and comedy programs, he was also a regular feature at the Luxor Hotel which attracted sold-out crowd for his shows that included his trademark prop trunk and his topical jokes.

His latest appearance was at an episode of ‘Tosh.0’, wherein he was receiving a full-body massage from Daniel Tosh.

Carrot Top Personal Life & Legacy

Other than doing comedy, he is an enthusiastic body builder and makes it a point to work out even when he is on tour.

During the time when his popularity was on the rise, he would give more than 200 concerts all sold out.

Carrot Top Trivia

This red haired comedian of the ‘1-800-CALL-ATT’ advertisement fame has a trademark style of performing comedy acts using flamboyant props.

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Carrot Top awards

  • Other

    • 1994 - Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic
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Carrot Top biography timelines

  • Popularly known as Carrot Top, he was born was Scott Thompson in the Cocoa Beach, Florida, to Larry Thompson. His father was a former rocket scientist who worked on significant mission in NASA, including Gemini and Apollo.
    25th Feb 1965
  • He graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in marketing and immediately found work as a bank courier. However, he did not give up on his comedic talent and continuously performed gigs at local stages. No sooner than in 1990, he gave up his nine-to-five job to continue with his comedy career
    1990
  • The rising popularity and reputation earned him a guest spot on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ in 1992. The show not only exposed him to a wider audience but also made his comedic talent gain a broader fan base. Upon the death of legendary comedian Sam Kinison in 1992, he soon filled up in the shoes of the latter.
    1992
  • From 1995 until 1999, he served as the continuity announcer for Cartoon Network. Additionally, he also produced and starred in an early morning show called Carrot Top's AM Mayhem for two years from 1994 to 1996.
    1995 To 1999
  • He made his debut in the big screen with the movie, ‘Hourglass’ in 1996. Same year, he featured in another movie, titled ‘Pure Danger’. However, he achieved a breakthrough with, ‘Chairman of The Board’ wherein he played the role of a surfer who heads a major corporation.
    1996
  • In 2006, he featured in the satirical comedy, ‘Reno 911!’ In it, he played not his usual self but an angry version of himself who jumbles his hotel room, steals the police car and later resists arrest. Two years later, he was seen as a guest judge for ‘Last Comic Standing’.
    2006
  • 2010 was a busy year for him as he was part of the reality show, ‘Don’t Forget The Lyrics!’ Additionally, he was one of the members of both, ‘Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav’ and ‘Gene Simmons Roast’. He appeared for a single episode of the second season of ‘Mind Freak’ and in a reality show, ‘The Bad Girls Club’.
    2010
  • In 2011, the ‘Man Up’ episode in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation had him play the role of himself. Other than regular appearances at talk shows and comedy programs, he was also a regular feature at the Luxor Hotel which attracted sold-out crowd for his shows that included his trademark prop trunk and his topical jokes.
    2011
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Frequently asked questions about Carrot Top

  • What is Carrot Top birthday?

    Carrot Top was born at February 25, 1965

  • Where is Carrot Top's birth place?

    Carrot Top was born in Rockledge, Florida, U.S.

  • What is Carrot Top nationalities?

    Carrot Top's nationalities is American

  • What was Carrot Top universities?

    Carrot Top studied at Cocoa High School, Florida Atlantic University university

  • How tall is Carrot Top?

    Carrot Top's height is 178

  • Who is Carrot Top's father?

    Carrot Top's father is Larry Thompson

  • Who is Carrot Top's mother?

    Carrot Top's mother is Dona Thompson

  • What is Carrot Top's sun sign?

    Carrot Top is Pisces