Comedy Centerfold: Scott Lowe

Each week, or maybe every other week if we’re lazy, we’ll feature a Dallas Comedy House performer and get to know him or her a little better by using questions that Playboy centerfolds are usually asked. If you’d like to volunteer to be a centerfold before we come for you, email us and let us know. The only requirement is that we need a full-length, CLOTHED, photo of yourself for, you know, the centerfold part. Scott LoweThis week: Scott Lowe, who you can find performing in the troupe Blank Name or at every jam session where he often does a kicking British accent.

Hometown? I grew up in Friendswood, TX, a mostly white conservative suburb in between Houston and Galveston.

Guilty Pleasures? My guilty pleasures include drinking, smoking, and having the ability to watch an entire nine-season series in a week.

Ambitions? My current ambition is to get a show together that I am proud enough to tour the Megaphone comedy houses in Houston, Austin, and Dallas in February. I wait tables for a living at the moment, and I get really jealous of everyone that can be at the Comedy House every night. My great ambition is to be at a point where I can make a living off of entertaining people.

Best Concert? The best concert I have ever been to was also the one I am most ashamed to admit. My freshmen year in college I fell in with the Scene Kids, and I went to a concert featuring The Academy Is..., Acceptance, Hellogoodbye, and Panic! At The Disco. I don't listen to these bands anymore, but that night was perfect.

Favorite Book?  My favorite book currently is probably The Chris Farley Show, his biography. That book put me in tears from laughter and sadness. My favorite book of all time has to be Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut. That book sparked an entirely different way for me to think about how time works, and I happened to be in Dresden at the part that I was reading about the fire bombings, so the book really hit me in a significant way.

Favorite Movie? In terms of standing the test of time for me, I would say Tombstone and The Shawshank Redemption.

Favorite TV Show?  I don't pick favorites here. I like Misfits, How I Met Your Mother, The Drew Carey Show, Portlandia, Life and Times of Tim, The League,  It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Wilfred, Parks and Recreation, Community, Freaks and Geeks, and let's end this with Firefly. I wasn't kidding when I said I have the unnatural ability to watch 9 seasons of a series in a week, which is how The Drew Carey Show snuck on the list.

Favorite Music? I added this question, because it should be here. I don't listen to music often, but when I do, I like to listen to inspirational hip hop. There is something about rap that makes good ideas flow through my body and force me to get up and do something productive. If you see me with headphones on there is a good chance that I am listening to Eminem, Flobots, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Psychee Origami, or Johnny Cash.

Pets? I don't have any of my own, because I would feel too guilty being away from them frequently, but I love dogs. I grew up with a mom that taught middle school science and math, so every Summer we had a plethora of pets. At one point we had: 15 rabbits, a turtle, two cats, a dog, a hedgehog, hamsters, and a chinchilla.

Foods I Crave? I crave fish and rice, spicy foods, good tacos, pizza, and pasta. If cookies are around, they are not safe in my line of sight.

People I Admire?  I admire Mark Twain, Nikola Tesla, Lorne Michaels, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and really anyone that put their own fears of failure aside and really went for something that made them truly happy. I cannot tell you how much respect I have for people that adapt to the world around them.

Dream Role?  A regular player on Saturday Night Live would be the absolute dream, hands down.

Favorite Song to Sing? No one knows this, because I only sing it in the shower and when I am alone, but it's this crappy song that golfer John Daly made in the early 2000s. It is done so horribly that it stuck in my head and I sing it at least once a week. I am not sure of the title, but the part I always sing goes: "You don't know me, like I know me, you've never walked in my shoes. You don't know why, the mountains I've climbed, you've never walked in my shoes.  You don't know me, you don't know me." I have never been able to find a good copy of this song, and it vexes me greatly.

Good First Date Idea? First dates suck. It isn't until the end of the first date that you figure out what the other person actually likes and can adjust your game plan accordingly. With that being said, I think any place where you can talk, but don't necessarily have to talk exclusively to each other to eliminate awkwardness. Again, first dates suck.