Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Comedy / Doug Stanhope[.]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Comedy / Doug Stanhope[.]

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TODAY (FRIDAY) Comedy / Doug Stanhope Can a comedian ever be too honest? If you've ever attended a performance by the American stand-up Doug Stanhope, you might well say the answer is 'yes'. With his acerbic wit, fierce intellect and caustic social commentary, the uncompromising American comic has become renowned for saying the unsayable. Here is a man who has joked about his own mother's self-administered euthanasia. Someone who tells humorous anecdotes about the time he once worked as a gay sex line operator. A comic who frequently and brazenly attacks all faiths and religions.

You won't be surprised to learn, then, that his live shows have seen their fair share of audience walkouts - there's the now infamous story of how one Stanhope show, attended by 1700, witnessed around 600 people leaving the auditorium in disgust. …

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