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11 of the Funniest Stories Told by Comedians

11 of the Funniest Stories Told by Comedians

By | August 29, 2011 at 9:21 am | 49 comments

Story telling is an integral part of stand-up comedy. Most comedians, in some form, tell stories. Maybe a story comes as a quick aside to further explain the premise of a joke; sometimes it takes the form of an extended tag at the end of a minute-long bit. At times, a comedian...

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Laughspin analysis: Can we all please try to learn how to take a f*cking joke?

Laughspin analysis: Can we all please try to learn how to take a f*cking joke?

By | August 25, 2011 at 1:55 pm | 4 comments

Go fuck yourself. Without a fraction of a second passing, that first sentence can be completely misinterpreted and spun out of context. Then, several hateful comment threads pop up around the Web without any investigation as to the simple questions of what, where, why or...

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Why Doug Stanhope shouldn’t have to apologize for his Sarah Palin bit

Why Doug Stanhope shouldn’t have to apologize for his Sarah Palin bit

By | August 8, 2011 at 4:56 pm | 12 comments

The Down's Syndrome Association in the UK is not happy with comedian Doug Stanhope. They’re also more than a little upset with the BBC. Here’s the deal: On Aug. 4, Stanhope was a guest on host Richard Bacon’s popular Radio 5 Live BBC radio show. At one point, Bacon says...

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Doug Stanhope will play Icelandic prison, encourages fans to get arrested

Doug Stanhope will play Icelandic prison, encourages fans to get arrested

By | August 3, 2011 at 12:09 pm | No comments

Doug Stanhope is no stranger to performing at non-traditional venues. He was one of the first touring comedians to start hitting rock clubs on a regular basis in an effort to avoid the politics of proper comedy clubs. His newest album Oslo -- Burning the Bridge to Nowhere was...

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Interview with Doug Stanhope: ‘If I could, I’d quit comedy’

By | May 12, 2011 at 2:09 pm | 3 comments

The scene opens: There’s a man impaled… “on a spinning dildo. He’s in a straight jacket, hanging upside down. The only way he can keep the dildo lubricated is to drink Castor oil out of a large rat feeder, so he shits himself greasy to keep that dildo lubricated. Because...

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New Doug Stanhope album cover, tracklist revealed

By | April 5, 2011 at 10:22 pm | No comments

Early last month, we reported about Doug Stanhope signing to metal music label Roadrunner Records and about how he recorded his first CD/DVD release for the label in a former Nazi hangout in Norway. Today I got the advance copy of the album. I haven't listened to it yet. But...

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Punchline Magazine analysis: Jim Gaffigan is more subversive than you think

By | March 31, 2011 at 2:36 pm | 23 comments

When you think of a comic who really speaks the truth, who really tells it like it is, when you think about a subversive comedian, who do you envision— leftist folks like David Cross or Janeane Garofalo; maybe libertarian Doug Stanhope? You know who you probably don’t...

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Doug Stanhope recorded new album and DVD at former Nazi hangout in Norway

By | March 8, 2011 at 9:28 pm | One comment

Generally, when we think of settings for comedy shows, a few kinds of venues come to mind: a small club, a bar, a theater, something like that. Doug Stanhope’s new live CD/DVD package, however, takes us to a unique space: an abandoned sewing machine factory turned German...

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Doug Stanhope weighs in on Ricky Gervais’ Golden Globes jokes

By | February 3, 2011 at 11:54 am | One comment

Who better to weigh in on Ricky Gervais offending people at the Golden Globes than one of the most offensive/hilarious comics of our time? Comedian Doug Stanhope recently gave his highly uncensored opinion about the hoopla over Ricky Gervais’ hosting job to Scotland’s Sunday...

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