Doug Stanhope

When
Fri Sep 19 (full schedule below)
Where
San Jose Improv
Time
8pm
Cost
$30
Tags
Theater, Stand Up Comedy

Description

Once you do standup, it spoils you for everything else," says Doug Stanhope. "There're no censors, there're no sponsors to get offended, there're no standards and practices. It's just you, and it's immediate gratification. You say it, and drifts off into thin air, and you can say it a different way the next day."

Stanhope’s confrontational rants, who's live show was twice named "Best Stand-Up Show" of the year by Time Out New York, encompasses caustic social commentary, outlandish first-person narratives, graphic sex and perversion, sometimes within the same sentence. Fueled by equal amounts of anger, outrage and alcohol, Stanhope rails against western civilization's slide into apathy and stupidity, always on the edge of implosion yet fully in control and never afraid to risk pissing off his audiences. "Stanhope is a genius parading around the slums of failed ideology...he's Charles Bukowski with dick jokes drunkenly fueled by Thomas Payne" declared The San Antonio Current.

Schedule

San Jose Improv
62 S. Second St
San Jose, CA
Fri Sep 19 (8pm)
Sat Sep 20 (7pm and 9:15pm)
Sun Sep 21 (7pm)

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Location

  1. San Jose Improv
    62 S. Second St, San Jose, CA