Cocksure comedy: Scott Capurro in town for two August shows
Last Thursday night, John and I took three unsuspecting straight friends to see Scott Capurro at the Punch Line. Perhaps not the wisest choice. The San Francisco-born, London-based comedian delivers some of the most provocative gay-oriented stand-up material around. At one past Capurro performance, I watched him coax a straight college boy into defining “rimming” in front of his parents and girlfriend; a festive family evening on the town.
Luckily for those of us whose funny bones are right up Capurro’s alley, he’ll be performing twice more locally in the next few weeks. On August 1 at George’s in San Rafael and back at the Punchline on August 14, where he’ll host his own salacious live talk show, Scott Capurro’s Position. Capurro is a regular favorite at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where the surrey-like comedy tastes do indeed have a fringe on top (and bottom, as the case may be). His material is actually significantly deeper than some of his audience members appreciate. Embedded amidst the snarky stories and unfiltered audience repartee about fisting, golden showers, and other exotica is a vitriolic rebuttal against prejudices of all sorts. When he’s at his sharpest, Capurro slyly forces you to wonder how far it is from being appalled at some particular sex act to reflexively passing judgement on all manner of more important social and political issues.
Bravery with a side of belly laughs.
Capurro stand-up video, after the jump [Not safe for work!]…