Edinburgh Comedy Nominees 2019
A veritable smorgasbord of comedy nominees (and the winner) for you to tuck into.
Scott Capurro is one nature’s great raconteurs. Still challenging, sometimes outrageous, but intimate too and most shockingly occasionally full of doubt.
Scott Capurro’s life seems charmed. Married to a younger man and touring the world, Capurro’s coordinated efforts to manage a marriage and a career have left him bewildered. In The Trouble With Scott Capurro, he examines the dismaying problems created when life’s gems such as rich friends, forward bends and tiny wedding bands interrupt his thinly constructed serenity.
“I find myself drawn to the bare feet of a fellow BA passenger in the seat next to mine, on the way to Milan. Italian men have a scent that’s reminiscent. My father didn’t wear socks in the summer also. I’m practically leaning into this stranger, that’s how long it’s been since another anonymous adulterer grabbed me in the steam room. I thought my husband would be the bait for the three ways that would keep the passion alive. Now I realize marriage for him wasn’t a protest, as it was for me. He’s actually in love. With me. I’m enough for him. This is so awkward.”
Scott Capurro, an award-winning contributor to the UK and US comedy circuit since 1994, is also an actor who has appeared in, among other films, two Academy Award winners, playing a gay designer in Mrs. Doubtfire; and a rubber headed sports announcer in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Recently he appeared on Radio 4 in the title role of the acclaimed series Death and Taxis; the Andy Warhol Diaries. Scott has written for various newspapers and magazines, including but not limited to The Guardian, The Times, Gay Times and The Index on Censorship, which is not half as stuffy as it sounds. Kidding, it is. The Christmas party was vegan and the Santa was drearily apologetic.