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  • 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.

    June 2014
  • shaolin86

    Pineapple Express didn't live up to my expectations.

    March 2014
  • ekesner

    No better comedian alive right now.

    February 2014
  • BreakfastPills

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

    December 2013
  • 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!!

    October 2013
  • MadThespian

    One of the truly brilliant comedians working today.

    September 2013
  • avantish

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

    September 2013
  • bad_machiine

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

    September 2013
  • 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.

    August 2013
  • 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.

    August 2013
  • 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.

    August 2013
  • 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.

    August 2013
  • Eman SCSA

    I say YES

    July 2013
  • Reflection_kill

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

    June 2013
  • BreakfastPills

    He looks so young in current pic.

    June 2013
  • bobrea

    Come to Boston, damnit!

    May 2013
  • Eman SCSA

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

    April 2013
  • BoubouMacoute

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

    April 2013
  • taubstumm

    Less rambling more comedy.

    March 2013
  • nicolauz

    Love this crazy drunk bastard. BLORT.

    February 2013
  • shaolin86

    "Whenever I watch the show Hoarders, I always see shit I need". xD

    February 2013
  • OnceMoreBob

    this dude is too funny

    January 2013
  • NWG369

    You've misunderstood me if you took my position as anti-drug. I'm all for drug use. I was referring to Hicks' Deepak Chopra-esque New Age pseudo-philosophical serious bits. His "spiritual" spiels are quite vapid and stereotypical if you're familiar with drug culture. It brings his act down quite a bit for me. And there's nothing inherently wrong with lowbrow humor; it can be done with a lot of finesse (like Airplane!, for instance). I simply don't enjoy lowbrow humor in stand-up comedy and when I'm in the mood for more intelligent comedy like Hicks', it's always a bit disappointing when a bit comes around where it's just him shouting and making silly noises and voices. Just a personal quibble of mine.

    November 2012
  • leololozone666

    it only sounds pretentious to people that havent experienced it....

    November 2012
  • avantish

    Both Stanhope and Hicks are great men.. Regarding the whole drug discussion. Stanhope is basicaly of the same opinion as Hicks were, on how some drugs can help expand your mind and make you realise stuff you havent notied before.. I myself have had experiences with psychedelic drugs, and yes it was an eye-opening experience in most cases. No matter how pretentious that may sound to some of you.. BTw whats wrong about being lowbrow?

    November 2012
  • SLFV

    Way better than Hicks [2]

    November 2012
  • NWG369

    Also, sorry for the rant :(

    November 2012
  • NWG369

    I'm just being facetious when I say that so bluntly (obviously there's no such thing as "better"), but I do prefer Stanhope by a mile. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate that Hicks was like a pre-Stanhope Stanhope and was a pioneer for more abrasive and intelligent comedy (in the same way as Lenny Bruce and George Carlin) and when he was on top he was fantastic ("Pro-life" for instance.) But all of the New Age-y, pseudo-philosophical stuff just comes off as really corny. The fact that he constantly talks about how philosophical and nonconformist he is and that everyone needs to catch up to him is a bit presumptuous, especially when his "deep" and "philosophical" non-joke rants amount to the same New Age drug-babble you hear from pothead teenagers at every college campus in America. The third eye catch phrase thing is vomit-inducing. And a lot of the shouting and funny noises he makes are quite lowbrow. He's got great material, it's just marred by the "I did drugs once, I'm deep" stuff.

    November 2012
  • avantish

    Come on now! Stanhope is in his 40's. Hicks died at 32, not fair to compare them... Stanhope makes me laugh harder than any other Stand-Up (Yes even more than Greg Propps and Todd Barry), but there was something very unique and cathartic about Hicks way of approaching stand-up, which no other Comedian even gets near in my book! Rant in E-Minor in particular

    November 2012
  • NWG369

    Way better than Hicks

    November 2012
  • nightswatch

    hey guy, you defininetly aren't the hero we need. PS is anyone going to his end of the world show with Rogan? Super jealous I live all the way across the country!

    October 2012
  • NWG369

    His show in Albany was so fucking incredible. He brings more energy to the stage by himself than most bands do.

    October 2012
  • ImATumbler

    Saw him last night. My side still hurts.

    September 2012
  • Baalis

    This guy is unique in his way of talking truth in a funny way. He's more of a satirist than of a comedian.

    August 2012
  • wendell3

    Turned onto this guy by Newswipe. Fucking incredible.

    July 2012
  • avantish

    Stanhope is a lovely guy, im sure of it!

    June 2012
  • Andru1990

    http://www.lastfm.ru/music/Doug+Stanhope/+images/57264997 vote the fuck UP!!!

    June 2012
  • hexoptus

    i don't think he's as hateful and angry as he makes himself out to be onstage though.

    June 2012
  • NWG369

    I definitely think he's considering/considered it. I wouldn't mind if that's how he went, though I'd obviously (and selfishly) prefer it didn't happen until he's an old man. Then again, if everyone's expecting it he'd probably figure out a different way to make his grand exit.

    May 2012
  • nightswatch

    i think (if this indeed what you are implying) that him killing himself on stage to end his career would maybe tickle a morbid fantasy for him, but that the idea of actually doing that is pretty damn insane and he would never do it

    April 2012
  • bad_machiine

    I'm already looking forward for the new album, he has been talking a lot about a great shocking closer, also the name of his latest album and attacking the public being the ultimate taboo in comedy; i think he has given away a lot of clues, or may be i am just being over analytic.

    April 2012
  • Forsakenas

    The new cd is basically the same as the Art is pointless bootleg... Oh well, I guess that's what you get for being impatient. By the way, the anti-Keynesian, salad-tossing hooker bit sounds much better on the bootleg.

    March 2012
  • avantish

    Love the new album, the urban hooker bit had me lauhing for minutes!

    March 2012
  • tallpaul1

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuXOktkNiy4&feature=player_embedded

    March 2012
  • levitate85

    Check out part one of the 'Moon Man Vinners' serial, a surreal comedy about a man trapped in space...or is he? http://soundcloud.com/qcdqpodcast/moon-man-vinners-

    March 2012
  • weedbringer

    For me Stanhope is better than both Hicks and Carlin. But that's no shame for either of them, cause he is simply the best there ever was.. Btw really looking forward to march 6th now.

    February 2012
  • drthatguy

    new album "before turning the gun on himself" coming march 6th. not to be confused with the 2009 bootleg of the same name

    February 2012
  • little_buddha39

    I just watched the Oslo set, it was fucking beautiful, the highlight being his bit about women "unionizing pussy": "I think a lot of women look at prostitutes like they're scabs crossing a union picket line." I'm tired of the Hicks comparison: he's much more like Bukowski in his persona.

    February 2012
  • bad_machiine

    So i was listening this "abortion" bit from Deadbeat hero, where he says "the reason we had an abortion... i really wanted to see what it felt like to kill a baby". Shit was intense, it made me wonder if there has been somebody else who has taken comedy that far. Changing subject, I have read he was releasing a new DVD filmed in Salt Lake City for christmas. Christmas is gone and i aint seeing no DVD so far. do you guys know something about it?

    January 2012
  • nightswatch

    ralfsu: not true. hicks especially could come across as unfocused sometimes. I think stanhope sometimes just loses it when he sees the same fucking 'oopleheads' (to use a term he's appreciate) every single fucking night. He's even said that when he works a bit out, he doesn't like to keep repeating it because it makes him feel cheap. He's put forth what I consider some of the best stand up comedy ever, and I think taste aside, you can consider that objectively. I mean listen to Something To Take The Edge Off and Deadbeat Hero and tell me those aren't focused as HELL.

    January 2012