Doug Stanhope takes the stage
Few comics have caused as much controversy as Doug Stanhope. This American stand-up is known for his sharp and cynical comedy styling, with few topics off limits. Stanhope began his career in the early 1990s, earning a name for himself on the circuit with turns at festivals like Just For Laughs, the Chicago Comedy Festival, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It would be over a decade before he became more of a household name however, with the debut of his prank show, Invasion of Hidden Cameras. Later appearances on the likes of Spy TV and The Man Show alongside Joe Rogan would cement his reputation as a comic to watch out for. See the man himself in concert when you buy Doug Stanhope tickets online at StubHub.
A controversial comic legend
When it comes to comedy, nothing is off limits to Doug Stanhope. This legendary comedian has taken s hots at everything from natural disasters and terrorism, drug use to sexuality. In 2004 alone, 600 audience members walked out of his gigs. That being said, Stanhope continues to win over legions of new fans. The Worcester native regularly takes aim at religion in his set lists, but he surprised many in 2013 when he helped raise more than $125,000 for a victim of the Moore tornado who publicly renounced God when asked if she thanked the Lord for her survival of the natural disaster. A staunch atheist, Stanhope demonstrated there is more than one way to express your message.
Comedy recordings and audio work
Since 1998, Doug Stanhope has released more than a dozen recordings of his live shows. His first, The Great White Stanhope was a particular success, followed by Sicko in 1999 and Something to Take the Edge Off. Later live shows like Word of Mouth and Deadbeat Hero were released on DVD as well as CD, broadcasting his work to a much wider audience. In the years that followed, Stanhope continued to diversify his portfolio, with ventures as an author, releasing Digging Up Mother: A Love Story which included a foreword by Johnny Depp.
Another new venture included The Doug Stanhope Podcast, a podcast that includes guests from across the comedy field, in addition to local guests from his hometown of Bisbee in Arizona. Although the podcast doesn’t follow a strict schedule, it remains particularly popular with his fans and features regular contributors Chad Shank and Greg Chaille. If you're itching to see this controversial, but much-loved comedian perform in person, it's high time you grab some Doug Stanhope tickets. Find dates and tickets for a venue near you today on StubHub.