Doug Stanhope, this Friday at the Culture Room, Ft. Lauderdale. Stanhope is known for working outside the comedy club circuit in favor of performing at any “boozer joint” with a stage and microphone. Perfect fit for a man with comedy that won’t conform. Be prepared for some culture-shaking prophetic rants, laced with the finest hooker/poop/drug jokes on the market. Comic-comparisons can be trite, but I’d say if Bill Hicks and George Carlin starred in 2 Girls 1 Cup, Doug Stanhope is the cup. Drink deeply. Now go to Ticketmaster.
And speaking of unholy crap, I get to open for him! This is not only an honor, but also a chance to make some real connections, maybe a new dealer. Not really, mine is great. I saw Stanhope two years ago at Crowbar in Tampa, check out the fan pic!
At the last second I chicken out of the “Heinekorn” pose. I wish I hadn’t. And in case you’re a Stanhope virgin (he doesn’t like virgins), here’s a clip from one of his specials: