Scott Capurro (Born December 10, 1962) is a gay stand-up comedian and writer from San Francisco.
His material is extremely graphic. He always speaks about homosexuality and gay rights. Usually he speaks about his strict Christian upbringing, and the attitude of the Church towards homosexuality.
In 1994, he was awarded the Perrier Award for best newcomer, at the Edinburgh Festival.
In 2002, he presented a light-hearted documentary on the UK's Channel 4 called "The Truth About Gay Animals" which examined the subject of homosexuality in the animal world. Capurro visited various collections of captive animals to observe animals which had been reported to exhibit homosexual behaviour, and interviewed the staff about this. The show also included an interview with anti-gay rights campaigner Baroness Young, where Capurro showed Young a video of a variety of male-male intercourse in various animal species, and then asked her to comment on whether this influenced her views about its "unnaturalness".
His 1999 novel Fowl Play describes the decline of the central character Tom's comedy career, and onset of depression, drug and alcohol abuse.
He provided the voice for the character Fode and Beed in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and also appeared in the movie Mrs Doubtfire.
Capurro appeared on Australian show Rove Live and shocked the host, Rove, with an explicit routine. His material was no more bawdy than usual but it was most unsuitable for the target demographic. Rove apologized immediately after the performance.