Not all stand-up comedy is spot-cleaned and pre-packaged for the masses. Like the legends who were born out of smokey, booze-soaked nightclubs of decades past, Doug Stanhope spews his own brand of moral outrage in an unmatched style that borders on self-destruction. Nothing is sacred, no subject off-limits and most importantly nothing is contrived. From critically acclaimed appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to regular appearances on The Howard Stern Show, Stanhope always shows an intelligence and brutal honesty in his comedy, no matter how viciously graphic or unsettling the material may be. Taped live at the Gotham Comedy Club, this appearance is an unflinching look at one of the few voices left standing in the dark, punk-rock underbelly of stand-up comedy.
Doug Stanhope performs live in his hometown of Bisbee, Arizona, tackling an assortment of hard-hitting issues, from caring for the mentally-ill, to Vietnam vets, being locked up abroad and why everyone should kick like they kick. Watch him battle ISIS for the disenfranchised, angry youth.
Named after Hitler’s failed coup attempt, “Beer Hall Putsch” takes you into acerbic comic DougStanhope’s twisted mind at a gig filmed in Portland.
Doug Stanhope has traveled the world and made himself a real comedian’s comedian. Check him out with comedians’ comedian’s comedians Brendon Walsh, Morgan Murphy, and Glenn Wool in this comedy special shot during Austin, TX’s South by Southwest.