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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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Comedian Kyle Cease takes on BP oil execs in outtake parody video

By | July 21, 2010 at 12:49 pm | No comments

Kyle Cease, the comedian who recently came under fire by Doug Stanhope for his stand up comedy boot camp classes, released a video featuring himself as Tony Hayward, beloved BP CEO. In this original video, Cease/Hayward apologizes for the oil spill, but in true BP...

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Exclusive video: Doug Stanhope's Montreal car wash party, Canadian tour and the problem with comedy classes

By | July 16, 2010 at 10:30 pm | One comment

MONTREAL -- Earlier today, Doug Stanhope popped into the Hyatt's lounge here, ground central for the Just For Laughs comedy festival. It's noteworthy because Stanhope isn't one of the many comics performing here. In fact, the road horse comedian trained it up to Montreal for two...

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