Seeso is promoting the special with the advertising caveat, “Warning: Not For The Easily Offended,” as Stanhope keeps with his cynical, controversial, and poignant comedic style by covering trigger-worthy topics like Caitlyn Jenner, Gabrielle Giffords, The Duggar Family, mental illness, Vietnam vets and ISIS. The special was directed by Brian Hennigan and was taped in Stanhope’s hometown of Bisbee, Arizona. Depp co-produced No Place Like Home alongside Hennigan, Sam Sarkar and Brian Volk-Weiss of Comedy Dynamics.
Stanhope made headlines earlier this week after actress Amber Heard dropped her defamation lawsuit against him for a column he wrote for TheWrap that claimed Heard was blackmailing Depp after she accused the Pirates of the Caribbean actor of domestic abuse. The lawsuit was dropped as part of the $7 million divorce settlement between the now estranged couple.
If you know anything about Stanhope it’s that he has no filter and his fans love him for that. Back in October of 2013, Laughspin interviewed Stanhope backstage for The Laughspin Podcast at a show in New York the day he learned two of his best friends were killed. “Stanhope fans are a loyal bunch of dark-humoured disciples who crave the raw look on life he delivers at his shows,” Billy Procida wrote for Laughspin about his performance that night. “Most likely, there are no casual comedy fans in the audience. There was no one there because they recieved free comedy tickets via email and thought a night of comedy would be “fun.” A couple hundred of his loyal following showed up to support their hero and comrade in the battle of Life. There were hecklers, but the type of hecklers who shouted, “We love you, Doug!” when they thought they sensed his sorrow.”