Doug Stanhope is coming. Get ready for reality.
He'll arrive in Australia in April, dishing out his unique stream of consciousness in all major Australian territories.
Stanhope last visited upon audiences three years ago, when he engaged with his trademark candid commentary. Stanhope has been compared to such fearless comic revolutionaries as Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, Sam Kinison and Bill Hicks. But his work makes it abundantly clear that he's a complete original. As Ricky Gervais tweeted, "Doug Stanhope might be the most important standup working today."
He’s appeared at multiple major comedy festivals including Montreal Just For Laughs, Aspen US Comedy Arts, Chicago Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Scotland, where he won the Strathmore Press Award for Best Act of the Fringe in his debut year.
In a field crowded with conformists and copycats, Stanhope is a genuinely original comic voice, albeit a gleefully vulgar one. "A visionary douchebag" says The Times (London). Raw, agitated and unflinching, he holds forth on all manner of major injustices and petty annoyances, excoriating himself as much as any of his other targets. But Stanhope's venomous bile is matched by his passion and conviction, as well as a fierce intellect that gives his work a level of substance and subtlety that belies his snarling exterior. His comedy is as corrosive as it is hilarious, and his righteous self-immolation is exhilarating and life-affirming in its cathartic honesty.
Doug Stanhope 2018 TourApril 10 - Hotel Darwin, Darwin
April 11 - Capri Theatre, Adelaide
April 14 - North's, Sydney
April 16 - Greek Club, Brisbane
April 18 - Empire, Perth
April 21 - Astor, Melbourne