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Doug Stanhope Unleashes New Album “Before Turning The Gun On Himself”

Doug Stanhope Unleashes New Album “Before Turning The Gun On Himself”

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Doug Stanhope, the ferociously honest and outrageously uninhibited comedian will digitally release Before Turning The Gun On Himself tomorrow, March 6, 2012.  The album is available through iTunes. The live companion DVD will be out at a later date. See the full track listing below and listen to “Dr. Drew is to Medicine what David Blaine Is To Science” now.

Recorded in Salt Lake City, UT at The Complex on July 19, 2011, this is the follow up to the widely lauded Oslo: Burning The Bridge To Nowhere which upon release May 3, 2011 was #1 on the comedy charts and #2 on the Billboard Heatseeker chart.

Stanhope had a break out year in 2011 and has garnered praise from everyone from Sarah Silverman to Ricky Gervais who says that Doug “might be the most important stand up working today” to Louis C.K.  Stanhope was featured in Louis C.K.’s FX show Louie in season 2, episode 9 entitled “Eddie” where he earned rave reviews for a character Louie wrote specifically for Doug.  Read the New York Magazine review here.

Stanhope has been featured on The Howard Stern Show, Comedy Central Presents, Showtime’s “The Green Room With Paul Provenza,” The Man Show, Fox’s “Stossel” as well as several appearances on various BBC shows.  Stanhope was also featured in controversial film The Aristocrats alongside George Carlin, Don Rickles and Chris Rock to name a few.

Stanhope completed a 25-date residency in at London’s Leicester Square Theatre in August 2011 to rave reviews and sold out shows.  The UK’s Metro lauded Stanhope with five stars saying, “Searing, relevant and brilliantly funny, there’s good reason why Stanhope is often cited as one of the greatest comedians on the planet…If fearless stand-up is your bag, you’d be a fool to miss him.” Stanhope also performed in front of a captive audience at Litla-Hraun maximum security prison in Iceland on September 25, 2011.

Doug Stanhope – Before Turning the Gun on Himself

1.         Hangover
2.         Dr. Drew is to Medicine what David Blaine Is To Science
3.         AA Is A Poorly-Constructed Cult And Doesn’t Work
4.         Just Move
5.         My Piss Stinks
6.         Simple Man
7.         Keynesian Economic Theory As Applied To Private-Sector Independent
8.         Giant Black Cock
9.         It’s A Party, Not Daycare, Asshole
10.        Bisbee Thrill Ride
11.        Art & The Unfortunate State Of The Japanese Undercarriage
12.        Remember When I Used To Give Shit?/Killer Closer

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Doug Stanhope To Release ‘Before Turning The Gun On Himself’ On March 6th!

Doug Stanhope To Release ‘Before Turning The Gun On Himself’ On March 6th!

Doug Stanhope

Doug Stanhope, the ferociously honest and outrageously uninhibited comedian will digitally release Before Turning The Gun On Himself on March 6, 2012.  The album is available for pre-order through iTunes. The live companion DVD will be out at a later date.  See the full track listing below and the trailer here. Recorded in Salt Lake City, UT at The Complex on July 19, 2011, this is the follow up to the widely lauded Oslo: Burning The Bridge To Nowhere which upon release May 3, 2011 was #1 on the comedy charts and #2 on the Billboard Heatseeker chart.

Stanhope had a break out year in 2011 and has garnered praise from everyone from Sarah Silverman to Ricky Gervais who says that Doug “might be the most important stand up working today” to Louis C.K.  Stanhope was featured in Louis C.K.’s FX show Louie in season 2, episode 9 entitled “Eddie” where he earned rave reviews for a character Louie wrote specifically for Doug.  Read the New York Magazine review here.

Stanhope has been featured on The Howard Stern Show, Comedy Central Presents, Showtime’s “The Green Room With Paul Provenza,” The Man Show, Fox’s “Stossel” as well as several appearances on various BBC shows.  Stanhope was also featured in controversial film The Aristocrats alongside George Carlin, Don Rickles and Chris Rock to name a few.

Stanhope completed a 25-date residency in at London’s Leicester Square Theatre in August 2011 to rave reviews and sold out shows.  The UK’s Metro lauded Stanhope with five stars saying, “Searing, relevant and brilliantly funny, there’s good reason why Stanhope is often cited as one of the greatest comedians on the planet…If fearless stand-up is your bag, you’d be a fool to miss him.” Stanhope also performed in front of a captive audience at Litla-Hraun maximum security prison in Iceland on September 25, 2011.

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Pre-Order through iTunes here

 

Doug Stanhope – Before Turning the Gun on Himself

1.         Hangover

2.         Dr. Drew is to Medicine what David Blaine Is To Science

3.         AA Is A Poorly-Constructed Cult And Doesn’t Work

4.         Just Move

5.         My Piss Stinks

6.         Simple Man

7.         Keynesian Economic Theory As Applied To Private-Sector Independent Contracting

8.         Giant Black Cock

9.         It’s A Party, Not Daycare, Asshole

10.        Bisbee Thrill Ride

11.        Art & The Unfortunate State Of The Japanese Undercarriage

12.        Remember When I Used To Give Shit?/Killer Closer

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Doug Stanhope To Release ‘Oslo: Burning The Bridge To Nowhere’ In May

Doug Stanhope To Release ‘Oslo: Burning The Bridge To Nowhere’ In May

Roadrunner Comedy is excited to announce that premiere comedian Doug Stanhope will be releasing new live CD/DVD package Oslo: Burning The Bridge To Nowhere on May 3rd, 2011.  This is Roadrunner Comedy’s first release.

Recorded in an abandoned factory in the Grünerløkka suburb of Oslo, Norway, the performance is as spontaneous and unhinged as anything Stanhope has ever done.  Originally a sewing machine factory converted to a German WWII bunker, the setting for Oslo is anything but conventional.  Whereas most comedy specials are filmed on an elaborate stage, Stanhope and Nikon Norway filled a dilapidated industrial space with lights and folding chairs, ultimately allowing the material be the focus of this release.

Oslo’s madcap backdrop mimics the process that led to the recording: Bjorn Opsahl, one of Norway’s most notorious photographers, planned only to do a portrait session with Stanhope in Long Beach.  The shoot went so well that when Stanhope came to Norway on tour, Opsahl suggested he organize a show without actually deciding on a date, time or location.   The aim was to capture the reality and feel of a live Stanhope show, in turn bypassing the choreography that pervades most “live” stand-up production.

“I’ve always felt that my previous recordings all sounded overly-rehearsed. That may be why my manager Brian Hennigan sprung this taping on me 36 hours before we were to scheduled to film,” says Stanhope.  “Or maybe the fact is that he is actually more insane than I am. Either way, he’s suffered through enough late-night phone calls from me expounding my drunk-genius ideas of faking my own death or installing ourselves as puppet governments in unstable third-world countries that I allowed him this insanity and agreed to tape Oslo.”

“I never expected that it would go this far,” Stanhope continues, “I didn’t know we be filming in e man  abandoned warehouse, formerly a swanky hang-out for high-ranking Nazis. I never considered it would be in front of an English-as-a-second-language audience. Mostly, I never considered that I had nothing rehearsed.  In short, it was like any other gig that actually happens out on the road, something you rarely see in a comedy release.  So, fuck it. Here it is.”

Oslo: Burning The Bridge To Nowhere, available in stores and online on May 3rd, will include a CD and bonus DVD recording of the infamous live show.  Stanhope’s brutally honest style is shockingly uninhibited, ranging from biting social commentary to the crass and obscene.  His cutting stand-up has landed him appearances on The Howard Stern ShowComedy Central PresentsPremium BlendThe Man ShowFox News with Greta Van Sustern, BBC’s Newswipe and The Jerry Springer Show.  Stanhope has taped TV specials for Showtime and UK’s Channel 4.  He was also featured in controversial film The Aristocrats alongside legends like George Carlin, Don Rickles and Chris Rock.

Doug Stanhope on tour:

3/19 @ Sunset Station – Las Vegas, NV

5/5 @ Caroline’s – New York, NY

5/6 @ Caroline’s – New York, NY (early + late show)

5/7 @ Caroline’s – New York, NY (early + late show)

5/8 @ Caroline’s – New York, NY

5/12 @ State Theatre – Falls Church, VA

5/13 @ The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA

5/19 @ Trees – Dallas, TX

5/20 @ Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX

5/21 @ J’s Bistro – San Marcos, TX

5/26 @ The Comedy Store – Los Angeles, CA

5/27 @ The Comedy Store – Los Angeles, CA

 

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