Clad in floral patterned vests and tie dye, looking more like a free spirit hippy than a comedian, the red-headed CARROT TOP has become one of the top entertainers in the country. Whether its on the screen, stage or via the internet, Carrot Top is on the brink of stardom.
Carrot Top is headed for the big screen with production due to begin in May on the Trimark Pictures comedy "Chairman of the Board." Part of a three-picture deal with the studio, "Chairman of the Board" tells the tale of an "unusual" young man who takes over the top job at an ailing corporation and all of the politics, intrigue and corporate shenanigans that go along with it.
In the meantime, C.T. has been busy with his daily show on the Cartoon Network, "Carrot Tops A.M. Mayhem." Since its debut last fall, the show has become the #1-rated program on the network. Seen daily from 7-9 am, the show combines cartoons from the networks vast animated library with produced segments that feature Carrot Top in vignettes under a variety of themes incorporating a number of alter-egos like "Chet," "Bobo" and "Granny Top."
As if thats not enough, soon to be found at bookstores everywhere is Carrot Tops first foray into publishing. "Junk In The Trunk... .Some Assembly Required", published by Simon & Schuster, is a completely illustrated "catalog" of original Carrot Top creations, including a boot with a kick stand for drunk cowboys, high heels with training wheels, and a fire hydrant with handles for disabled dogs, to name but a few. This will also be out in time for back-to-school in the fall.
It all began for "CT," a native of Cocoa Beach, Florida, as a student at Florida Atlantic University where he graduated with a degree in marketing. From that point on, he has been driven by the laughter of others. Tops ingenious inventions have been growing in popularity ever since, to the point where now Carrot Top cant walk through an airport or eat dinner in peace without someone calling out to him, "Hey, its the Wendys Girl."
As for Carrot Tops live show, it has to be seen to be believed. It has evolved into a spectacle of lights, lasers, and music. The evening consists of numerous travel trunks over flowing with bits and pieces of everyday life transformed into creations of reality which everyone can relate to: a Mark Fuhrman belt with a bloody glove attached, a party horn with an inhaler for asthmatics, a briefcase with a credit-card machine attached for 0.J.Simpsons lawyers, slippers with bumpers for those nighttime excursions, etc. Each prop is introduced to his captivated audience with a twist of the absurd. With rapid-fire succession, he displays an uncanny accuracy for making people laugh in a carnival-like atmosphere.
Validation for Carrot Tops skill and popularity have been evident as he has appeared twice at the prestigious "Just For Laughs Comedy Festival" in Montreal. This is where every major headliner has appeared and where stars of tomorrow come to strut their stuff. In 1993 the highlight of the festival occurred at the St. Deals Theater when the red-head received a standing ovation from the crowd of more than 2,000. The Montreal Gazette, when recapping the festival, called, Carrot Top, "an endearing mass of orange curls and hyperactivity, was definitely this years crowd pleaser and came closest of all festival performers to causing mass convulsions of laughter in the aisles."
A tremendous sign of Carrot Tops popularity came with his winning the 1994 American Comedy Award for Best Male Stand-up, noteworthy in the sense that the public had the opportunity to vote and decide the winner on the cable network Comedy Central.
Despite the grueling schedule of non-stop television, concert and college appearances, Top has appeared numerous times on "The Tonight Show," "Regis & Kathie Lee," Comedy Centrals Politically Incorrect as well as Foxs Sunday Comics, Showtimes Comedy Club All-Stars, and the 1994 Jerry Lewis Telethon. In addition, Top has also been seen on the 1993 Showtirne special, Jonathan Winters: Spaced Out, The Sunday Comics, A&Es Evening at the Improv, Comedy on the Road, MTVs Half Hour Comedy Hour, and annual appearances on Spring Break Specials which showcase Carrot Tops fun and wacky comedy to millions of new fans. In fact, Carrot Top was named by the National Association of Campus Activities 1993s "Entertainer of the Year" and "Comedian of the Year," the only person to receive both honors in the same year.
Just recently, Carrot Top fulfilled a longtime wish when he was invited to perform for the upcoming ABC special benefiting Comic Relief. Carrot Tops natural, unbridled talent, persistence to succeed and his incredibly creative mind, have allowed him to rocket to the top at full tilt towards a career of success.