For me, Doug Stanhope is the funniest stand-up comedian in the world. Forget the zero talent hack Michael McIntyre and his menial observational humour, this is what comedy should be: edgy, confrontational and meaningful. Stanhope is regarded by many as the new Bill Hicks. This is an unnecessary accolade that gets thrown around far too much, after all, there will only ever be one Bill Hicks and Stanhope is one of a kind. He is most certainly not for everyone but this new CD/DVD release sees him on top form, performing to a warm Oslo crowd. This is an unedited performance that is not polished and presents the genuine Stanhope experience. This release reminded me how much I hate CD cases, especially double cases.
Below is a clip taken from his recent UK tour where he talks about an email he received from the associate producer of Have I Got News For You. If you are not one for strong language it may not be for you. If you enjoy it, check Doug’s website for more video clips and his excellent blog.