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Named by both Variety and the Hollywood reporter as "one to watch" (not that he'd care) Stanhope is already a subversive force on U.S. TV and a major draw on the State-side comedy circuit, and the 6th of August sees him bring his unique take on the American condition to this year's Edinburgh Festival in a brand-new show. Kicking things off at the Tron's Comedy Room for a week, Doug will then move to the 450-seat George Square Theatre for the remainder of the festival. If you like your comedy rough, raw, and rowdy, then the outrageously uninhibited Stanhope's new Edinburgh show is one not to be missed.
A stand-up since 1990, Stanhope developed his relaxed (he likes to drink on stage) and spontaneous style in Las Vegas where he learnt his trade telling jokes for free drinks whilst "living off fraud telemarketing and the kindness of strippers." Winner of the Edinburgh Strathmore Press Award in 2002 and the San Francisco Comedy Festival Stanhope has gone on to "prostitute myself" as a comic on U.S. T.V via the likes of the Howard Stern Show, Late Friday, Girls Gone Wild, Floor Show Live, the Jerry Springer Show and Fox News: because, according to Stanhope, "TV is just for the money, live performance is where it's at."
This 2004 performance perfectly demonstrates Stanhope's delight in exploring taboo topics and proves, whilst serving up everything from graphic perversion to stinging social criticism, that he is one of the few comedians around with a gift for making the ugly truths of modern life downright hilarious.
Doug shows why stand up has been the new rock and roll.
catch him why you can the comic factory's are already churning out great but very same same comedians and... Read more
If it was in colour i would have given it 5 stars,I would seriously recommend this to anyone who likes their comedy edgy and is not easily upset by some subject matter which even... Read morePublished on 14 Jan. 2013 by L. F. Cassidy
This guy is clever and subversive
New bill hicks with some powerfull messages
This guy is funny! Don't know many people who find him amusing but this is my kind of humour! lol - just so funny and what he says is so very true!Published on 24 Mar. 2010 by Amazon Customer
Your search is over. If you really wanna know how it is, then there is nowhere else to go. After Doug Stanhope there is nothing. He makes Frankie Boyle look like Ken Dodd. Read morePublished on 15 Mar. 2010 by edmundo