On November 27, 2023, it was officially announced that Carrot Top, the popular entertainer who has been the marquee headliner at Luxor since 2005, will continue to entertain audiences at the MGM resort until 2030. According to reports from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Scott Thompson (his real name) has extended his run at Luxor’s Atrium to qualify for full Social Security benefits.
MGM Resorts’ President of Entertainment & Sports George Kliavkoff expressed excitement about Carrot Top’s extended contract, stating, “Carrot Top has been entertaining crowds at Luxor since 2005 and we are very excited that Luxor will continue to be his home for many more years.” This new contract will see Carrot Top headlining at Luxor well into the next decade.
By the end of his extended contract, Carrot Top will be 65 years old, marking 34 years of consistent headlining in Las Vegas. Over the years, Carrot Top has moved from the MGM Grand’s Hollywood Theatre to Luxor, earning a reputation as one of the longest-standing headliners in Las Vegas.
Currently, magician David Copperfield holds the record for the longest headlining run in Las Vegas, with a total of 38 years. However, with Carrot Top’s new contract, he will be second only to Copperfield in terms of longevity among current headliners.
In a statement to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Carrot Top expressed his youthful energy, stating that he still feels young and energized despite his long career in Las Vegas entertainment. With his unique brand of self-deprecating humor and use of props, Carrot Top has continued to draw audiences from around the world to Las Vegas, offering a much-needed escape and plenty of laughs.
Overall, Carrot Top’s extended contract at the MGM resort is a testament to his enduring popularity and significance within the Las Vegas entertainment scene.