Doug Stanhope was born on March 25, 1967 in Worchester, Massachusetts. Stanhope quit school at the age of 15 and worked as a telemarketer, until his comedy career took off. He started doing standup in 1990, at the age of 23, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He worked his act out in Nevada before he made the move to Phoenix, Arizona, where he was able to get regular work at a comedy club as a host. During this time, Stanhope lived in his car for about three years. By 1995, he moved to West Hollywood and won the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, defeating Dane Cook. Since his start, Stanhope has released three books, three DVDs, four CDs, has made appearances on television shows from ‘Louie’ to ‘The Man Show’, and has won “Time Out New York’s Best Comedy Performance Award”, twice.
This week, Kaizen Komedy reviews the work of Doug Stanhope. Stanhope is a comic with a cult following and a uniquely brutally honest perspective on life. From life experiences to society, Stanhope holds nothing back in his performance. He is vulgar, opinionated, and often shocking, leaves his audiences’ laughing and thinking. He is a must-see comic for any true comedy fan.
Bits analyzed: Dead Peoples Baggage, Free market Pussy, Babies and abortion.
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