Well known to fans as a member of the famed Canadian sketch comedy troupe, The Kids in the Hall, Scott Thompson is anything but your average comedic talent. An actor, writer, personality and stand up comedian, Thompson defines the word versatile.
After being discovered by Lorne Michaels in 1987 while scouting for SNL, The Kids in the Hall went to have an HBO/CBC television series that ran from 1989 to 1995 in both Canada and the United States. After their television series finished in 1995, Scott and the boys went on to write and star in their own feature film Brain Candy, which has become a cult favorite.
In 1995 Thompson along with fellow writer Paul Bellini, penned Buddy Babylon, a fictional memoir or one of Thompson’s most beloved characters the acid-tongued raconteur Buddy Cole.
From 1996 to 1999 Thompson appeared as a regular on the revolutionary comedy series The Larry Sanders Show as Brian, Hank Kingsley’s gay assistant. In addition, he played a recurring role as Elliot the dog baker on NBC’s Providence and in 2001 produced and co-wrote the award winning Showtime documentary Uncle Saddam.
He has appeared in such motion pictures as Hijacking Hollywood, The Pacifier, Mickey Blue Eyes, Prom Queen, and Run Ronny Run. A much sought after talk show guest, Scott has made numerous appearances on such shows as Politically Incorrect, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon.
In 2004, he went undercover as former war correspondent, Danny Husk on the improvised comedy series The Husk Report on Fashion TV. Then in 2005, he hosted the landmark reality series My Fabulous Gay Wedding for Global Canada and Logo in the US. He took on the host’s role once more the following year with the CBC series Pop Up Royals as Queen Elizabeth II.
In 2008 the Kids took off on the road once again with a brand new show consisting entirely of new material. The venture was so rewarding that the quintet decided to create a new television show, which became and eight-part mini-series entitled Death Comes to Town. It aired earlier this year on CBC in Canada and premiered on August 20th on IFC. The series marks the return of the audacious comedy troupe to U.S. television for the first time in fifteen years.
He tours regularly as a stand-up comic and lately has guested in such popular series as Reno 911, The Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Carpoolers and The Simpson’s. He also regularly hits the boards with his new one-man show Scottastrophe and hosts the popular podcast Scott Free on iTunes.