Doug Stanhope: Deadbeat Hero

Douglas Gene Stanhope (born March 25, 1967) is an American stand-up comedian who currently lives in the small U.S.-Mexico border town of Bisbee, Arizona. In 1967, Doug Stanhope was born in Worcester, Massachusetts where he lived until he was 18 years old. Stanhope's comedy career began in 1990 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Stanhope has made appearances at several major comedy festivals, including the Montreal Just For Laughs, US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado, the Chicago Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, where he won the Strathmore Press Award in 2002. Stanhope was the winner of the San Francisco International Comedy Competition where he edged out notable comedic actor Dane Cook in a three-week contest. He's appeared in dozens of national and international standup comedy television specials. He claims that his appearance on the BBC television show, "Live Floor Show," (broadcast March 20 2003) was fueled by "ecstasy". According to Stanhope 'TV is just for...

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