- Was a witness to a school shooting at his secondary school in 1975.
- Was kicked out of York College for being "disruptive."
- Joined the comedy troupe Kids in the Hall in 1984.
- Their Kids in the Hall TV show ran on CBC and HBO from 1989 to '94.
- Appeared for three seasons on The Larry Sanders Show. Also did voice-over work for cartoons including The Simpsons.
- Hosts a podcast on iTunes, Scott Free.
- Did a comedy tour with Kevin McDonald, another Kids alum, in 2011.
- Was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's gastric lymphoma but was successfully treated.
- 1994, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
- 1993, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
- 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
- Rand Thompson — Brother
- Craig Thompson — Brother
- Philip Thompson — Father
- Barbara Thompson — Mother
- Derek Thompson — Brother
- Dean Thompson — Brother
- Attended York College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Birth Place: North Bay, Ontario, Canada
- Birthday: June 12, 1959, Gemini
- Profession: Actor, Comedian
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