Pope Francis Meets With Carrot Top

October 19, 2018 by  
Filed under Vatican

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American stand-up comedian Scott Thompson, better known as Carrot Top, met with Pope Francis at the Vatican after his Wednesday general audience this week.

Top, who rose to fame as a corky prop-comic before moving on to appear in such films as So I Married An Axe Murderer and Sharknado: The 4th Awakens, was pictured happily shaking hands with the pontiff.

Speaking with media on Thursday, Vatican representative Bishop Reginald Barring said that Pope Francis was pleased to meet the comedian, and hoped that Carrot Top would consider no longer using plastic straws as props during his performances. He went on to say that the Holy Father would also soon be meeting with Pauly Shore as well as Alf.

“After that, he has a full slate of meetings in the upcoming months,” Barring said. “He will meet with Lindsay Lohan, accompanied by her mother, as well as Newman from Seinfeld by the end of this month. By the end of the year, he plans to welcome to the Vatican Chris Spade, Zach Morris, Boys II Men, Flo from the Progressive commercials, as well as a bucket of potatoes, and a gentleman who calls himself Baymond Rurke.”