Doug is a superb comedian and is super funny. I had bought this as an Xmas present for my dad and its very enjoyable. I am in fact seeing him live later in 2011. If you like Doug Stanhope, then try Stewart Lee - ive seen him numerous times live in London and he sells out the equivalent of the o2 arena over a few weeks of continuous live gigs. You may even like him more. Also, Bill Hicks is almost an english equivalent to Stewart Lee but very similar to Doug Stanhope, its a shame hes not around anymore.