Comedian Carrot Top will be joining the likes of Barry Manilow and Celine Dion with his own show on the Vegas Strip, but no one is more excited about it than Elton John
"It's huge because growing up and wanting to be a comic, you never think that you will get to Vegas. But it's not like the old days where you are Wayne Newton and you just go there to die. But I hope I die there because I don't want to go back on the road," explained Scott Thompson, who goes by the stage name "Carrot Top."
"I invited Elton John and he said, 'Oh, yeah, we would love to come to your show.' He hasn't. And he gave me a big, wet kiss. Haven't washed my face since. And then he shook my girlfriend's hand. And she said, 'What was that about?' and I said, 'It's Elton John!' It was a little weird, though. But I went in for it. There was tongue, a little bit. It was like 'Rocket Man.'"
Although his comedy may be blunt, Carrot Top refuses to dish about which comics he thinks deserve crickets -- he knows all too well what it's like having others say mean things about him.
"I've been trashed so much so I don't want to do that to people. Like Pauly Shore calling me bad, come on. He ripped me one time. I was like, 'You are Pauly Shore! You can't rip me! You are Pauly Shore,'" Carrot Top laughed.
To see my entire interview with Carrot Top tune into HDNet's "Naughty But Nice With Rob" Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.
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