Carrot Top

Carrot Top


2/25/1967, Cocoa Beach, Florida

Birth Name

Scott Thompson



Also Known As

Scott Thompson
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Scott Thompson, better known as Carrot Top, is a red-headed prop-comic who recieved national attention as the spokesperson for 1800-CALL-ATT, urging television viewers for years to "dial down the center". Favored by college campuses across the nation, Carrot Top has always recieved a mix of criticism and praise…more


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    • Scott (on his signature red hair): Some people even think I wear a wig. Do they think I went into a salon one day and said, "Can you please screw this up really bad?"

    • Scott: 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 Crime Watch-- it takes about 20 seconds to break into a house but it took me an hour to unbolt this sign.

    • Scott: Everyone has the gift of laughter inside of them. All the world is a prop.

    • Scott: 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.

    • Scott: 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.

  • Well, I found Carrot Tops shows to be entertaining and the telephone comercials to be very smart...waiting to see what he\'ll be doing next. I wasn\'t aware that he did so many shows in casinos. I think most people don\'t think of casinos much.But,maybehemoreless

    He seems to be a very intelligent type of person, I imagine he could even put together his own commercials. Marketing is a fun profession, and useful. I would like to see some more normal, but professional pictures, only found some funny-looking ones on line. Most everyone who\'s anyone in hollywood has really good pictures, he has a really interesting face with very photographable highlights and nuances, modeling is anouther thing which alot of hollywood actors and stars do. But, I really coudn\'t review his work anymore other than to say that i really did find it funny about the carrot cake thing I found. that was hilarious, oralittle funny:)(becauseactuallyitdoesgo verywellwithbuttercreamicingontop)moreless