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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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Doug Stanhope blasts Kyle Cease and many other comedy teachers; is he right?

By | July 12, 2010 at 7:01 pm | 21 comments

When road warrior comedian Doug Stanhope speaks, there’s never any question about what he really means. Case in point, a new blog post on Stanhope’s website outlining his thoughts on stand-up comedy classes, and the people who run them. He has articulate, unkind words for...

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From the archives… Doug Stanhope: I’m Happy as Shit

By | May 13, 2010 at 1:24 pm | No comments

photo by Chris Saunders This interview was originally posted on Punchline Magazine on Nov. 30, 2009 Doug Stanhope's newly released album From Across the Street is exactly what you'd expect-- that is, if you're a sick and twisted human being. How many comics...

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Can you say one country's comedians are 'better' than another country's comedians?

By | April 7, 2010 at 4:16 pm | 5 comments

In what I can only describe as one of the most pointless and ill-conceived analyses on the subject of comedy, Troy Media yesterday, in a pair of op-eds (“American Comedians Can’t Hold a Candle to their Canadian Counterparts” and “Why Americans Love Canadian Comedians”)...

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The 10 best comedy albums of 2009

By | December 9, 2009 at 10:29 am | No comments

This past year was an incredibly strong time for stand-up comedy albums. It wasn't easy for us to whittle down the list to just 10, but then what's the fun in including everyone in a list? Like our list last year, the below selections have nothing to do with how popular each...

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Doug Stanhope: “I’m Happy as Shit.”

By | November 30, 2009 at 10:02 am | No comments

photo by Chris Saunders Doug Stanhope's newly released album From Across the Street is exactly what you'd expect-- that is, if you're a sick and twisted human being. How many comics today could get away with comparing themselves to the 9/11 hijackers? How many could...

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Doug Stanhope to join BBC news show

By | November 24, 2009 at 1:19 pm | No comments

Sick of the bloated yes-man quality of 21st century news reporting? Leave it to England to stir the pot. Starting in January, irreverent comedy extraordinaire Doug Stanhope will join BBC 4’s Newswipe. The show, hosted by journalist and comedian Charlie Brooker, will allow...

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Doug Stanhope does the anti-comedy fest thing

By | November 10, 2009 at 5:38 pm | One comment

During a weekend of New York Comedy Festival shows at huge theater venues like Town Hall and Carnegie Hall, there was something different happening downtown and appropriately off the radar. Doug Stanhope was doing a five-show, three-night stand at Comix. Stanhope, a 20-year...

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Paul Provenza: Not all about the laughs

By | July 7, 2008 at 1:17 am | One comment

Paul Provenza is one of the most well-respected comedians of the last two decades, but there came a point in his career when using comedy to simply make people laugh ceased to become a challenge for him. So The Aristocrats director embarked on a new comedic vision (some of that...

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