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Doug Stanhope (born March 25, 1967) is an American stand-up comedian. Stanhope’s career began in 1990 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was the host of Comedy Central’s The Man Show for its two final seasons and has appeared on ABC’s The View. He has also produced and starred in “Invasion of the Hidden Cameras” (a project for the Fox Broadcasting network). Stanhope has made appearances at several major comedy festivals, including the Montreal Just For Laughs, US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado, the Chicago Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, where he won the Strathmore Press Award in 2002. Stanhope was the winner of the San Francisco Comedy Competition. He has released several CDs.

A self-confident drug user, libertarian and agnostic, Stanhope’s humor can convey nihilism despite life-celebrating enthusiasm. His irate opposition to puritanical hysteria and superstition invites comparison with Bill Hicks. He frankly describes ‘deviant’ sexual activity and sometimes gruesome personal stories gleefully, blurring the lines between an “adventurous spirit” and full-blown “sicko”. Stanhope violently opposes the gradual erosion of American civil liberties, particularly in his recent performances such as Deadbeat Hero.


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  • Scarfase

    Everytime he comes to where I live I fucking miss his shows.

    17 Feb 4:29am Reply
  • CrySTALcrafter

    He's not funny even when he's drunk.

    24 Oct 2014 Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    Hilarious guy. If you never ever got the chance to ever see George Carlin live, I highly recommend you go to a Doug Stanhope show. Call yourself a fan? You are missing out if you have never seen him live. He puts on the best show out of any comedian alive right now on this planet.

    7 Jun 2014 Reply
  • shaolin86

    Pineapple Express didn't live up to my expectations.

    22 Mar 2014 Reply
  • ekesner

    No better comedian alive right now.

    11 Feb 2014 Reply
  • BreakfastPills

    Wonder if Stanhope has checked his shoutbox to see his "fans" arguing about his similarities/dissimilarities to Bill Hicks. And cringed.

    15 Dec 2013 Reply
  • minigolfhool

    Been fucking waiting for the suicide story of his mom to be finally appear on a record. Loved it the first time I heard it back in Edinburgh and still do. NOT SUNDAY! SUNDAY IS FOOTBALL!!

    18 Oct 2013 Reply
  • MadThespian

    One of the truly brilliant comedians working today.

    26 Sep 2013 Reply
  • avantish

    His new release caught me by surprise, Beer Hall Putsch is fucking great! Of course.

    19 Sep 2013 Reply
  • bad_machiine

    "Something to take the edge off". Never gets old.

    16 Sep 2013 Reply
  • BoubouMacoute

    I can't, I'm a singular physical entity so I am not under nor over myself at any time... or are you telling Jesus to get over himself, lol he dead.

    15 Aug 2013 Reply
  • avantish

    v I see that we are still comparing Hicks and Stanhope and over-analysing.. Why not Hicks vs. Maron or or what about Hicks vs. Rogan?.. Jesus! get over yourself.

    14 Aug 2013 Reply
  • BoubouMacoute

    So yes, Stanhope has lasting honesty while Hicks has the unbeding passion while he should have read more on what he "preached" - Stanhope admits that he is what he is, a drunk dumb person with a dozen difficult words in his brain and loads of spine and simple truthfulness without any pretensions. That is more revolutionary in today's world than saying shrooms open your mind and the government lies.

    13 Aug 2013 Reply
  • BoubouMacoute

    Hicks ages lousy, Stanhope lasts. Hicks' idealism melts into an overall liberal mentality of simpledon hippyidom - an idealistic idea of shrooms that doesn't relate to the actual world and no government should care/worry if their citizens do shrooms or not because the country will not become more humane or anti-control. The wars would be supported by shroomers as much as by smokers. There is very little that is "prophetic" about Hicks (because this is what he is so highly regarded for). His drug talk is what every other hippie has said since 1962 and his non-ideological jokes are quite average (his school talk and eye poking are mediocre at best), his political jokes are not opening any eyes, this was all public information and even if you didn't believe it, it wasn't a mind bender - the gulf war bit was not revolutionary. What counted was his PASSION and that is it. A sane person can't regard him a "Chomsky with dick jokes" because there isn't the erudition to support that.

    13 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Eman SCSA

    I say YES

    10 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Reflection_kill

    "Way better than Hicks" - I say "NO'.

    5 Jun 2013 Reply
  • BreakfastPills

    He looks so young in current pic.

    4 Jun 2013 Reply
  • bobrea

    Come to Boston, damnit!

    21 May 2013 Reply
  • Eman SCSA

    Doug is right about just... Everything. I keep laughing with this old fucker and I've been listening to him for years.

    22 Apr 2013 Reply
  • BoubouMacoute

    Kevin get my golf shoes, we're fuckin' killing kittens tonight!

    19 Apr 2013 Reply
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