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    Carrot Top Reveals the Most CHAOTIC Moments From His Career

    enSeptember 21, 2023

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    • A Friendship Story with Rainbow Boots and Mistaken IdentitiesKaren Tauer, a friend of Trish's, shared stories about their bond and her unique gift to Trish. They joked about Karen's distinctive style and Trish's recognizability, and discussed an amusing anecdote about being mistaken for a character.

      Karen Tauer, a recurring guest on the Just Trish podcast, is known for her unique style and personality. She shared stories about their long-standing friendship and how she once gifted Trish rainbow glitter high top boots, which became a cherished item for Trish. The conversation also touched upon Karen's personal style, which she described as a lack of inspiration and a way to express her character. Trish joked about being the most recognizable celebrity due to her distinctive appearance. The discussion also included an amusing anecdote about being mistaken for a character at the MGM and the ongoing hacking issue. In conclusion, the conversation highlighted Karen's vibrant personality and the strong bond between her and Trish.

    • Balancing Residency and Tours, Finding Joy in Different EnergyThe artist enjoys his residency at the Luxor but also relishes the energy of tours and appreciates the talents of drummers like Tommy Lee, expressing a desire to try new things and enjoy the end of his performances as a 'rock star'.

      The artist balances his residency at the Luxor with occasional tours, finding joy in the different energy and crowds on the road. Despite the physical demands of his performances, he keeps in shape and reflects on past experiences, such as playing drums in his high school marching band. He admires drummers like Tommy Lee for their innovative use of drum sets and expresses an interest in trying new things, like an Epsom salt bath. The artist also shares that he enjoys the end of his show and the opportunity to "pretend" he's a rock star. While he doesn't sing often, he appreciates the talent of drummers and recognizes their importance in a band.

    • Jon Bon Jovi's Lasting Impact on Music and FansJon Bon Jovi is a renowned artist known for powerful performances, humility, and memorable commercials. He connects with fans through humor and has left a lasting impression with iconic hits and relatable interactions.

      Jon Bon Jovi is an impressive artist who has had a significant impact on music, leaving a lasting impression on fans with his powerful performances, including the iconic high note in one of his first hits. Bon Jovi is known for being a nice and humble person, and although he has been asked to perform at weddings, he prefers to let couples focus on their special day. During his career, Bon Jovi made a name for himself through successful commercials, including the AT&T ads where he improvised most of his lines. A memorable interaction with a young boy who corrected him on the placement of the numbers in an AT&T commercial showcased his ability to connect with fans and his sense of humor. Overall, Jon Bon Jovi's music and personality continue to inspire and entertain audiences.

    • Unexpected consequences in commercial filmingSmall actions during commercial shoots can lead to unintended outcomes, impacting the production and audience perception.

      Even small actions or improvisations in commercial filming can have unexpected consequences, whether it be positive or negative. The speaker shares an experience where hitting a prop phone during a commercial shoot led to the highest rated take, but also resulted in complaints from the company due to property damage. This incident taught him the importance of considering the bigger picture and the various perspectives involved in large-scale productions. Additionally, the impact of these commercials on audiences, particularly young viewers, can be significant, making the performer feel larger than life and leaving a lasting impression.

    • Marketing and branding early in careerRecognizing the importance of a strong brand, Carrot Top adopted his swim coach's nickname as his stage name, helping him become easily recognizable to audiences.

      Even before starting his comedy career, Carrot Top recognized the importance of marketing and branding himself. He shares an anecdote about how his swim coach nicknamed him "Carrot Top" in his younger days, but he adopted the name as his stage name when he began his comedy career due to having already designed a logo with the same name. Carrot Top acknowledges that the name might not be the most conventional or funny one, but it helped him establish a strong brand and become easily recognizable to his audience. This early focus on marketing and branding played a significant role in Carrot Top's successful comedy career.

    • The Power of Embracing a Unique IdentityA unique name or identity can define us in unexpected ways, but embracing it can lead to humor, connection, and personal growth.

      The name of a brand or persona, no matter how unusual, can become an integral part of one's identity. Scott Thompson, also known as Carrot Top, shared his experience of how the name he initially thought was ordinary ended up defining him in ways he never imagined. From his grandmother's mispronunciation to fans taking sneaky photos, the name Carrot Top became bigger than him. However, Thompson learned to embrace it and even found humor in the situation. He also emphasized the importance of authenticity and interacting with fans rather than avoiding them. Despite his busy schedule, Thompson cherishes his downtime, particularly when he's on a boat, which brings him a sense of peace and relaxation. Overall, Thompson's story highlights the power of embracing one's unique identity and finding joy in the unexpected.

    • Performing in a Vegas Theater: A Unique ExperienceDespite occasional unresponsive audience members, the Vegas theater's unique setup and engaging performance make for an enjoyable experience for most attendees.

      The speaker is describing their experience performing in a specific theater in Vegas, which they find to be an excellent venue due to its unique setup, size, and energy. The audience can see everything clearly, and the stage design allows for an engaging experience. However, there are instances where audience members appear unresponsive or even asleep during the performance. The speaker acknowledges that it can be challenging to gauge an individual's engagement and sometimes mistakes unresponsiveness for disinterest. The show is fast-paced and filled with jokes, sound effects, and visuals, making it an exciting and engaging experience for most attendees. Despite occasional sleepy audience members, the speaker lets them rest and continues with the show, recognizing that they have already paid for their tickets. The overall impression is that the speaker enjoys performing in this theater and values the energy and engagement of the audience.

    • Carrot Top's unique prop comedy style impresses Seth MacFarlaneStaying true to one's unique style and collaborating can lead to successful entertainment projects

      Prop comedy, with its unique blend of physical humor and audience interaction, has a rich history, but Carrot Top brings a fresh and innovative style to the art form. During a conversation about the evolution of prop comedy, Carrot Top shared his experience working with Seth MacFarlane on Family Guy. Initially, MacFarlane was unsure about Carrot Top's prop-based comedy, but after showing him an example, MacFarlane appreciated the cleverness and humor in Carrot Top's style. This led to a successful collaboration, resulting in a memorable episode featuring Carrot Top's signature prop comedy. The experience showcased the power of staying true to one's unique style and the importance of collaboration in entertainment.

    • Unexpected encounters and friendshipsUnexpected meetings can lead to lasting friendships and memorable experiences, even with larger-than-life personalities

      Unexpected encounters and friendships can bring joy and excitement to our lives. The speaker shared a story about a surprise visit from George Lopez, who revealed his daughter was dating Carrot Top. Although it was an unexpected situation, it led to a funny episode on his show. The speaker also recalled meeting Flavor Flav on a plane and how his larger-than-life personality won over the passengers. These unexpected encounters led to lasting friendships and memorable experiences. The speaker also highlighted Flavor Flav's intelligence and charisma, which made him a beloved figure despite his larger-than-life persona. The roast on Comedy Central with Flavor Flav was another memorable experience for the speaker, showcasing the power of unexpected encounters and the joy they can bring.

    • Unexpected celebrity encounters on live showsHosting a live show can lead to unpredictable interactions with famous people, sometimes resulting in funny stories and memorable experiences, but also potential mishaps and feelings of guilt or embarrassment.

      Props can easily disappear during live shows, even if they belong to the host. The speaker shared an anecdote about losing a bus prop to Snoop Dogg and the ensuing struggle to get it back. The incident resulted in feelings of guilt and embarrassment, but also highlighted the laid-back and friendly nature of celebrities. The speaker also mentioned how living in LA made it common to encounter famous people, often in unexpected places. Despite the occasional mishap, the experience of interacting with celebrities remained exciting and memorable. The incident with Mitt Romney on a plane was also mentioned as another example of unexpected celebrity encounters. Overall, the discussion emphasized the unpredictability and unique experiences that come with hosting a live show.

    • Unexpected encounter with Mitt RomneyPeople should not judge others based on appearances or assumptions, but rather, get to know them for who they truly are.

      First impressions can be deceiving, and people are more than their public personas. In an unexpected encounter on a plane, the speaker found himself seated next to Mitt Romney, who was running for president at the time. Despite their vastly different appearances and lifestyles, Romney was gracious and accepting of the speaker, who was dressed casually and felt embarrassed about it. Romney even asked for the speaker's vote and received a noncommittal response. The encounter showed that people should not judge others based on their appearances or assumptions, but rather, get to know them for who they truly are. Romney's ability to remain calm and unbothered in public, even amidst the speaker's awkwardness, was a testament to his character and marketing genius. The experience was a reminder that everyone deserves respect and understanding, regardless of their status or position in life.

    • Finding humor in unexpected places and shared experiencesUnexpected humor can come from common ground and shared experiences, even if we haven't experienced them firsthand. It's not about mocking others, but rather finding connection and laughter.

      Humor often comes from unexpected places, even when it's about something we haven't experienced firsthand. The speaker shared an example of making a joke about people parking in reverse, despite not having seen the TV show "Yellowstone" that was associated with the joke. He also talked about finding humor in people wearing shirts of things they haven't experienced, like a Yellowstone shirt or a Dallas Cowboys shirt. The speaker emphasized that it's not about mocking others, but rather finding common ground and shared experiences. He also touched on the topic of political humor and how comedians like Bill Maher use it to keep audiences guessing. The discussion also included a firsthand account of a viral moment on a plane where a woman was unsure if a fellow passenger was real, and the speaker shared his perspective on the situation in a humorous way during an interview on Fox News.

    • Judging a Situation Too Quickly Can Lead to MisunderstandingsAppearances can be deceiving, gather all facts before jumping to conclusions, and approach unfamiliar situations with empathy and understanding.

      Appearances can be deceiving, and it's important not to jump to conclusions based on limited information. In the discussed incident, a woman's erratic behavior on a plane led to a major delay and media attention, but it turned out that there was no real threat. The speaker, who was a fellow passenger, initially thought the woman was on a bad date or acting out of anger, but it was later revealed that she was experiencing a mental health episode. Despite the initial confusion and inconvenience, the passengers remained calm and eventually went on with their travels. This incident serves as a reminder that it's essential to gather all the facts before making assumptions and to approach unfamiliar situations with empathy and understanding.

    • Unexpected sources of creativity and innovationEngaging fans in contests can lead to innovative ideas and unexpected sources of creativity. Even meeting musical legends continues to inspire and excite.

      The power of creativity and innovation can come from unexpected sources, even from fans or individuals who may not have a prominent platform. This was exemplified in the story of how the Rolling Stones' iconic tongue logo was originally conceived by a fan, despite the band's initial skepticism. This idea resonated with the speaker, who decided to engage their fans in a contest to create new logos for them, offering the opportunity to fly the winners to Vegas. The speaker also shared their experiences of meeting musical legends like the Rolling Stones and Queen, expressing the continued excitement and awe that comes with such encounters, even for someone who has already met them.

    • Unexpected castle visit with friendsFriendship and hospitality can lead to extraordinary experiences, opening doors to unforgettable moments and humbling encounters with remarkable people.

      The power of hospitality and friendship can lead to extraordinary experiences. The speaker shares a story about a friend inviting him to London, which eventually led them to visit his castle and meet musical legends. Despite initial skepticism from his girlfriend, the speaker was amazed by the opulence and history they encountered. The experience was a reminder that the kindness and generosity of others can open doors to unforgettable moments. Additionally, the speaker's friend, who was a renowned musician, held a deep appreciation for his accomplishments but remained humble and gracious.

    • The power of unexpected giftsUnexpected gifts can lead to cherished memories and valuable experiences, as illustrated by the speaker's story of receiving a signed album and unexpected encounters with famous people.

      Unexpected gifts can have a profound impact on our lives. The speaker shares a story about receiving an album signed by his friend Roger as a birthday gift, which he thought was a joke but turned out to be his most prized possession. This experience changed his perspective and became a cherished memory. The speaker also mentions other unexpected encounters with famous people like Mick Jagger and Bill Clinton, which added to his memorable experiences. These stories illustrate how the unexpected can lead to valuable and meaningful moments in life.

    • Speaker's Fear of Performing for Mick Jagger's DaughterDespite personal invitations and past interactions, fear prevented the speaker from accepting high-pressure gigs, but respect for the audience and understanding their sensitivity led to positive outcomes.

      The speaker had an opportunity to perform for Mick Jagger's daughter's birthday party but was too frightened to accept the invitation due to the pressure and responsibility it entailed. Despite Mick Jagger's personal invitation and the speaker's past interactions with him, the speaker declined the offer. The speaker shared this story with Bon Jovi, who was surprised and encouraged the speaker to take the gig. The speaker also shared an experience where Bill Clinton, a huge fan of his comedy, asked him to stop making jokes about his daughter, Chelsea. The speaker obliged, and Bill Clinton praised him for being a good target. The speaker expressed excitement for the upcoming performance at The Sphere but lamented that he couldn't attend due to his Vegas show commitments. The conversation also touched on the speaker's past experiences meeting famous figures and their appreciation for his comedy.

    • Unexpected encounters in VegasLife's twists and turns can lead to unexpected experiences, even at the airport. Staying calm and resourceful can turn a mundane situation into a memorable one.

      The speaker fondly remembers their experiences in Vegas, specifically the unexpected encounter with airport security due to not having an ID, which reminded them of old commercials featuring celebrities having similar issues. The speaker also mentions their admiration for Blue Man Group and their connection to the city. The speaker expresses gratitude for the people they've met and experiences they've had, even the seemingly mundane ones like dealing with airport security. The speaker's anecdotes highlight the unexpected twists and turns life can bring, as well as the importance of staying calm and resourceful in challenging situations. Additionally, the speaker's nostalgia for their experiences in Vegas underscores the value of creating meaningful memories and connections in life.

    • Unexpected connections can lead to meaningful experiencesApproach people with an open mind and kind heart to create unexpected connections that enrich our lives

      Sometimes unexpected connections can lead to meaningful experiences. The speaker shared stories about unexpectedly meeting and befriending famous people like Toby Keith and Shania Twain. In both cases, they struck up conversations and formed friendships, which were surprising and exciting. These experiences showed that when we approach people with an open mind and a kind heart, we can create connections that enrich our lives. Whether it's meeting a celebrity or a new neighbor, every person has the potential to make a positive impact. So next time you have the opportunity to meet someone new, don't hesitate to strike up a conversation and see where it leads. You never know, it could lead to a lifelong friendship.

    • The Power of Kindness and ForgivenessKindness and forgiveness can lead to unexpected friendships and a more positive world. It's easier to be kind than mean or hateful, and it takes less effort and stress.

      Kindness goes a long way, even in the world of celebrity. Despite facing negative comments and misunderstandings, the individual shared in this conversation has managed to maintain positive relationships and avoid drama by responding with understanding and forgiveness. This approach not only benefits the individual but also sets an example for others to follow. As the person shared, it's easier to be kind than mean or hateful, and it takes less effort and stress. By focusing on making people laugh and forget their problems, this individual has found success in their career and in their personal relationships. Ultimately, the power of kindness and forgiveness can lead to unexpected friendships and a more positive world.

    • Comedian's Perspective on Fitness and Career LongevityComedian values fitness for longevity, debunks misconceptions about size, and encourages reconsidering expectations of comedians' physical appearance.

      The interviewee, known for his stage performances and unique sense of humor, values fitness not just for physical appearance but also for longevity in his career. He emphasizes that being in shape doesn't diminish his comedic abilities and that people's expectations of comedians should be reconsidered. Additionally, he shares his love for water and calm demeanor, which aligns with his astrological sign, Pisces. The conversation also touched upon the topic of his workout routine, misconceptions about his size, and the stigma surrounding fitness in the comedy world.

    • Finding peace near water and shared experiencesThe speaker values the calming presence of water and shares this belief with her husband. They also enjoy Carrot Top's Saturday night recaps and find grounding through various experiences.

      The speaker finds peace and tranquility in the presence of water, a belief shared by her husband. The conversation then shifted to the topic of grounding oneself and the speaker's experience of shopping for a dress for her goddaughter. The speaker also mentioned her hectic schedule, her past experiences with getting into trouble, and her appreciation for Carrot Top's Saturday night recaps. The speaker expressed her fun-loving and laid-back personality, but acknowledged the importance of discipline as a parent. The conversation ended with the speaker's plans to return to Vegas to see Carrot Top and attend his show. Water, grounding, and Carrot Top's Saturday night recaps were the main topics of the conversation.

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