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Doug Stanhope: Deadbeat Hero

Doug Stanhope: Deadbeat Hero

Doug Stanhope (born 1967) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and author known for his harsh humor. He has released CDs and DVDs of his shows. He is also known as a libertarian comedian and for his strong opinions on politics. In 2004, he endorsed the Free State Project, and said:
“…the Free State Project stands out as one of few ideas that could produce tangible change in our lifetime. The vision of Christian gun enthusiasts buying hand-painted targets from pot-smoking artists, laughing together while they give the tax man the finger, is beautiful enough to make the move.”

Stanhope quit high school after his freshman year and has performed as a stand-up comedian since 1990. He started off his career in Las Vegas doing jack-off jokes for free drinks. Stanhope is opinionated, totally honest and very uninhibited, and he talks about subjects varying from true-life graphic perversion to controversial social criticism.

“Deadbeat Hero” is Stanhope’s second stand-up comedy DVD and his fifth CD. Deadbeat Hero was recorded at the Comedy Underground in Seattle in 2004 and the set runs over 90 minutes. Deadbeat Hero introduces you into the twisted, brutally funny world of this celebrated comedian. Stanhope is not afraid to reveal the ugly truths of modern life. He is able to mock subjects such as liberty, war, abortion and vasectomies. The track listing includes headlines such as “Steal, Shit and Quit”, “He’s Just Drunk”, “Medicinal Marijuana”, “New Holes”, “Two-Headed Baby”, “Mississippi Dildo Bust”, “Faggot”, “Priest Molestation” and “Marriage Is Gay”. His shows are guaranteed to entertain, offend and enlighten the audience.

In addition to Deadbeat Hero, Stanhopes dvds include “No Refunds“, “Word of Mouth”, “From Across The Street” and “Oslo: Burning The Bridge To Nowhere”.

Released in 2004
Directed by Shawn Amos
Written by Doug Stanhope
Starring Doug Stanhope and Randy McCleary

Doug Stanhope: Deadbeat Hero