Drunk with Power, comedian Doug Stanhope has thrown his hat into the presidential race of 2008.
Doug Stanhope is a stand-up comic. Has been since 1990. His material ranges from true-life graphic perversion to volatile social criticism. Doug is vulgar, opinionated, brutally honest and shockingly uninhibited, and is certainly not for everybody. He started his career in Las Vegas doing jack-off jokes for free drinks. Not much has changed, save for the mullet. Doug has built a wide-ranging television resume of dubious achievement. He hosted The Man Show on Comedy Central as well as the ubiquitous psuedo-porn for the sexually crippled, "Girls Gone Wild", both solely and shamelessly for financial gain. He has appeared on "The Howard Stern Show", "Comedy Central Presents", "Premium Blend", NBC's "Late Friday", "Spy TV", BBC's "Floor Show Live" while on ecstasy and wrote, produced and starred in Fox's "Invasion of the Hidden Cameras" and has even popped up on "Fox News with Greta Van Sustern" and "The Jerry Springer Show". But none of it compares to seeing him live.
In 2002 Sacred Cow recorded a feature length comedy concert film at the tiny Velveeta room on 6th Street in Austin. With booze & smoke flowing in the packed little club, Doug performed a comedy marathon, creating a DVD with almost every single Stanhope bit in existence up until 2002. Word of Mouth DVD is available exclusively from SCP
One of my favorite nights was the time I coaxed Alex to open for Doug. After downing 12 Heinekens. Alex got on stage and killed, literally, he threatened to murder the front row. After almost 35 people stormed out (many without paying the tab) Doug took the stage to an absolutely chaotic audience. I think Doug sold a few DVD’s of this night, but several of the main camera angles have never been seen. Perhaps its something we can put out in 2007. Let me know if you’re interested. KB