Doug Stanhope is fearless in his compulsive dissection of everything that’s wrong with American Society, but his laser-focused rage never overwhelms his instinct for what will make an audience convulse with helpless laughter. There’s simply no better comic working. But don’t just take our word for it. The Guardian (UK) says that Doug “has the charm, don't-give-a-damn swagger and aggressive intelligence that make for important, exciting comedy." And, from what might as well be another galaxy, The Austin Chronicle states, “If you're easily offended, stay home this week... But if you like your comedy rough, raw, and rowdy, there's no one better than Doug Stanhope.”
Doug’s recent Showtime Special "No Refunds" (currently available on demand) is one of the most trenchant, violently funny cable specials in memory. He has also appeared on The Howard Stern Show, Comedy Central Presents, Premium Blend, NBC's Late Friday and Spy TV, wrote, produced and starred in Fox's Invasion of the Hidden Cameras and has popped up as a commentator on Fox News and Jerry Springer. But none of it compares to seeing him live.
Crowned “Best Place to See Comedy in Chicago” by Chicago magazine, the Lakeshore Theater boasts a heady, year-round roster of performances by an eclectic mix of established stars, underground heroes and left-field geniuses. Friendly service and reasonable ticket prices help add up to a consistently amazing entertainment experience. Doug Stanhope will be at the Lakeshore Theater, 3175 N. Broadway in Chicago, on Saturday, April 26 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $20 and are available by calling (773) 472-3492 or by visiting www.lakeshoretheater.com.
Official Website: http://www.lakeshoretheater.com/ShowDetail.aspx?showID=104
Added by bruno s on February 14, 2008