Doug Stanhope

Stand-up Comedian + Actor + Author
Born Mar 25, 1967

Douglas Gene "Doug" Stanhope is an American stand-up comedian, actor and author known for his abrasive comedy style.

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    NYTimes - Sep 06, 2013
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    Huffington Post - Jun 06, 2013
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    Huffington Post - Feb 22, 2013
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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Doug Stanhope.


1967 Birth Born on March 25, 1967.


1990 23 Years Old Stanhope began in standup comedy in 1990, and went on to perform at such comedy festivals as Montreal's Just For Laughs, the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado, the Chicago Comedy Festival, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


2002 35 Years Old Stanhope had his own prank show on Fox called Invasion of Hidden Cameras in 2002. … Read More
2003 36 Years Old In 2003 and 2004, Stanhope co-hosted the fifth and sixth seasons of The Man Show with Joe Rogan.
2005 38 Years Old He hosted his own radio show on SIRIUS Satellite Radio in 2005. … Read More
He appeared in the film The Aristocrats, telling a caustic joke to a baby. In summer 2006, he was booked to appear on several bills at the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival in Kilkenny, Ireland; the segment in which he said that Irish men commit pedophilia because of the ugliness of Irish women earned a hostile reaction from the crowd, the press, and the festival organizers.


2008 41 Years Old …  In 2008, Stanhope's 63-year-old mother Bonnie, who suffered from emphysema, killed herself with a heavy cocktail of White Russians and prescription morphine. … Read More
2009 42 Years Old 1 More Event
His live show was placed in the top 5 of the 20 Best Live Shows of 2009 by London's The Guardian newspaper.
2010 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2010, Stanhope aired a series of vignettes during Newswipe with Charlie Brooker in the UK. … Read More
2011 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In cooperation with the mayor of Reykjavík, comedian Jón Gnarr, Stanhope scheduled a performance in Iceland's only maximum security prison, Litla-Hraun, for September 25, 2011. … Read More
2012 - 2013 2 More Events
He had a supporting role in the 2014 Chris Rock film Top Five, playing a police officer.
2015 48 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2015, Doug announced that he was writing a book about his life with his mother, an occasional subject in his comedy.
2016 49 Years Old In June 2016, actress Amber Heard sued Stanhope for his “defamatory” claim that she was blackmailing her ex-husband Johnny Depp. … Read More
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