• Doug Stanhope Seeso comedy special, co-produced by Johnny Depp (Watch a preview)

    Check out this just-released clip of Doug Stanhope’s new Johnny Depp-produced stand-up special, No Place Like Home slated to premiere September 15 on the online streaming comedy channel Seeso. 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

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    Humble Bundle releases comedy bundle with Bill Hicks, Marc Maron, Doug Stanhope, Iliza Schlesinger…get the details!

    You’ve asked for it and Comedy Dynamics has finally answered! Between Thursday, March 26 and April 1, the two-time Grammy Award nominated production company is putting up for sale a “humble bundle” that will feature comedy video or audio specials from some of the industry’s greatest stand-ups. (See the full list of what’s available below.) For those who are unfamilar, Humble Bundle is a website that offers flash sales of

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    Doug Stanhope’s Podcast joins Bill Burr, Al Madrigal’s All Things Comedy podcast network

    The staunchly independent stand-up comedian Doug Stanhope is bringing his podcast, simply named Doug Stanhope’s Podcast, to the All Things Comedy network. It only goes to show how much Stanhope believes in  the by-comics-for-comics nature of the podcasting network founded by Bill Burr and Al Madrigal. Full disclosure, the Laughspin Podcast is also on the All Things Comedy network, where Stanhope will join Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast, Madrigal’s Minivan Men

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    Laugh Tracks by Laughspin: A new comedy podcast

    Welcome to the very first episode of Laugh Tracks by Laughspin. The concept is very simple. Each Week, Laughspin Podcast co-host Mike Gogel hosts Laugh Tracks by Laughspin, a short broadcast featuring three stand-up comedy tracks from an expertly curated list of comedians. The first episode of Laugh Tracks focuses in on the great state of Arizona. It’s the home of The Grand Canyon, The Hoover Dam and some truly

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    Laughspin presents: The 10 best comedy albums of 2013

    In some form or another, I say this every year. But that doesn’t make it untrue. So here goes: In 2013, so many amazing comedians released so many amazing albums and specials that I struggled greatly to cram just 10 in this list of the very best. Sure, we can make the list longer to include more, but, then, the value of the list declines. Right? Right. Before we get

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 76: Interview with Doug Stanhope

    Two days ago, just hours after finding out two of his best friends are dead — one due to an infection; the other from suicide — comedian Doug Stanhope sat down with with me in the green room at Levity Live comedy club in West Nyack, NY. Stanhope talks about what happened with his two friends, a married couple who lived next door to him in Bisbee, AZ. He also

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    How Doug Stanhope deals with the death of two close friends: he goes onstage (Exclusive)

    “Brian Regan would have cancelled this show,” says Doug Stanhope as he interrupts a rant during his live show at Levity Live in West Nyack, NY last night. “Somehow I feel like I am the only comic adequately prepared to do the show if your best friend died and/or killed himself in your house four hours before showtime.” You read right. As most Doug Stanhope fans already know, as they

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 73: Doug Stanhope, Kathleen Madigan, John Caparulo

    This week Mike and I play new tracks from Doug Stanhope (his new album Beer Hall Putsch is out Sept. 17 and the special is currently streaming on Netflix), Kathleen Madigan (her new album Madigan Again is now streaming on Netflix) and John Caparulo (his new album Come Inside Me is out Sept. 17) as well as deliver excellent news bits on Bob Odenkirk’s starring role in a Breaking Bad

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    Comedian Doug Stanhope raising $50,000 for atheist victim of Oklahoma tornado (Video)

    UPDATE– May 24, 4:53 pm ET After about 18 hours, Stanhope and co. have exceeded their goal of $50,000, raising $56,241. And the number keeps rising. There’s still 59 days left of the campaign. ——– Comedian and vocal atheist Doug Stanhope is spearheading an effort to raise money for one of the thousands of families affected by the recent tornado in Oklahoma that left at least 24 people – including

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    Doug Stanhope recording new comedy special and album ‘Beer Hall Putsch’

    Doug Stanhope will record his newest stand-up comedy special and album tonight in Portland, OR! From a New Wave Entertainment press release: New Wave Entertainment will record international comedy sensation Doug Stanhope’s new hour-long stand-up special at Portland venue Dante’s on Thursday, April 4th…The special will be recorded in the intimate setting of Portland, Oregon’s legendary club Dante’s. Why Dante’s in Portland? “Dante’s is where it all started for me

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    Why comedians should embrace (and control) the future of comedy school

    I remember sitting in my office in 2010 and reading Doug Stanhope’s evisceration of stand-up comedy classes. I remember it very clearly, in fact, because at the time I was deep into strategizing how a “traditional” comedy club could become the next Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater. UCB was at the time, the dominant force in L.A. comedy, producing some of the most innovative shows, with some of the hottest talent

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    Comedian Andy Andrist reveals confrontation with his childhood molester (Video)

    As promised, comedian Andy Andrist revealed a video on Super Bowl Sunday of himself and friend, Doug Stanhope confronting Andrist’s childhood molester. It turns out, however, the video is not a one-off but rather a small part of a larger documentary about Andrist coming to terms with his molester Stephen P. Spleen of Port St. Lucie, Florida. In the video, Andrist explains why, in part, he decided to confront Spleen

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    Comedian Andy Andrist will release video of accused molester on Super Bowl Sunday

    Comedian Andy Andrist was molested when he was a child. And on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 3), Andrist will release a video showing his alleged abuser – Stephen P. Spleen of Port St. Lucie, Fl – admitting his actions. Andrist and longtime friend, comedian Doug Stanhope, shot the video on Nov. 4 in a hotel in Spleen’s hometown. According to a partial transcript recited in a Fort Pierce, Fl courtroom

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    Three weeks on tour with Doug Stanhope: Notes (and photos) from a grateful comedian

    Last month I did a run of shows opening for Doug Stanhope on the Southeast leg of the Big Stink Comedy Tour. Along with Junior Stopka from Chicago, Greg the road manager, and Bingo (Doug’s lovely girlfriend), we spent three weeks doing 17 shows in 19 days. We performed in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana and Alabama. Pretty much every Southeastern state except Mississippi. Why not Mississippi?

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    Doug Stanhope talks overpopulation, Scientology, the problem with Twitter and more (Interview)

    At this point, do you really need us to write an intro for this interview? Did you see the headline and giant photo above? Right. Doug Stanhope. If you don’t know who he is and what he’s done, chances are you’re not reading these words right now, anyway It’s enough to say this: We talked with Stanhope this week, and his new hour-long special Before Turning the Gun on Himself

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