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Comedy Reviews - CD - Doug Stanhope - From Across the Street

For only 2 dollars a month you can keep this kid alive long enough to produce six more people who have nothing to eat.
For only 2 dollars a month you can keep this kid alive long enough to produce six more people who have nothing to eat.

From Across the Street
Doug Stanhope
Stand-up Comedy CD
Stand Up Records 2009

Doug Stanhope is From Across the Street where the asylum is. This comedy CD is to stand-up what heroin is to methadone. Stanhope opens his show by stating not everyone is going to enjoy the show and even fewer will enjoy the CD. Then again, if you can appreciate the “Funny Thing About Child Porn”, you are one of the many people who will appreciate this dark, caustic, nihilist stand-up comic.

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Stanhope is most certainly not an easy listening comic. The stand-up on From Across the Street is more half passed out on the couch at 3 a.m. with your underwear around your knees. This CD features a couple of absolutely brilliant routines; the one mentioned in the opening paragraph and “For Only Two Dollars a Month ….”

The rest of this stand-up comedy CD is also quite good. Stanhope does ramble on a bit sometimes but this is much better than a comic who does his set by rote. Other good routines are about false hope, violence in the U.S and the U.K., American health care (an oxymoron), how humans are a suicidal species. “I’m sorry if this gets too depressing but it gets worse.”

If you think I am kidding, the next routine includes a story about a Stanhope fan who killed himself after a show.

The weak moment on Doug Stanhope From Across the Street is a part of Don’t Talk to Strangers where the comic has a bit of a time getting from point A to point B.

This Doug Stanhope CD is for anyone who worked a suicide hotline for the fun of it.

Other Doug Stanhope Reviews

No Refunds: Edgy, controversial, dead on stand-up comedy

Oslo - Burning the Bridge to Nowhere: 36 hours to prepare, no idea where the show is going to be concept CD and DVD set.

Oslo - Burning the Bridge to Nowhere DVD version: DVD / CD combo. Same show but DVD is better.

Before Turning The Gun On Himself...: His best comedy CD yet and also his most approachable.

Before Turning The Gun On Himself ... - Brett Watson review: This reviewer also says this comedy CD is Stanhope s best to date

Beer Hall Putsch: Excellent. Stanhope has something to say and makes it funny too. One of the best releases of 2013



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