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Doug Stanhope Staff Pick

When: Fri., Aug. 25, 8 p.m. 2017
Price: $30
His live show was twice named "Best Stand-Up Show" of the year by Time Out New York, his confrontational rants encompass caustic social commentary, outlandish first-person narratives, graphic sex and perversion — sometimes all 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. Our sister paper San Antonio Current says, "Stanhope is a genius parading around the slums of failed ideology...he's Charles Bukowski with dick jokes drunkenly fueled by Thomas Payne."

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