Doug Stanhope on Bill Cosby: "It's Cute That an Old Man Can Make Words."

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On Wednesday, April 23, 2720 Cherokee will exchange its normally music-centered programming for a night with one of the most undervalued forerunners of standup comedy. But that's not because there's nowhere else to put him. Doug Stanhope has sold out every show in St. Louis for the last five years. He's more than up to the challenge of a new venue.

But there will be no greatest hits at the Stanhope show. There will be no guarantees and absolutely no holding back. Lines are drawn in comedy because some venues rely on repeat customers, or because you can only bleep and blur so much explicit content before a set on a late-night basic-cable program sounds more like a severe-weather alert. It didn't take Stanhope long to disregard such limitations.

"In the very early days I thought there were boundaries you couldn't cross, just because I didn't really know anything about standup comedy," he says. "I was not thinking about developing deals or television projects. I just said, 'Hey, I made it. I got laid.' Then I started growing out of that, and started getting angry at all the bullshit [I had] been ignoring."

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16 comments
Greg Whitsell
Greg Whitsell

Damn but his version of The Man Show sucked.

Eric Farlow
Eric Farlow

Under comments, there's a button called "reply" that you can use to better apply your use of projection cutie ;)

Bryon Ramos
Bryon Ramos

Sorry. Didn't mean to hurt your butt.

Eric Farlow
Eric Farlow

Doug Stanhope is one of the best family friendly, clean comedians we have these days, and we should cherish his light in a world of dark as a blessing from god :)

Eric Farlow
Eric Farlow

We get it, you're easily offended and you don't like funny.

Katie Walsh
Katie Walsh

Doug Stanhope does at least realize that he is not relevant and on his way down.

Bryon Ramos
Bryon Ramos

When asked to respond to Stanhope's comments about his relevance, Bill Cosby said, "Who is Doug Stanhope?"

bramoslu
bramoslu

When asked to respond to Stanhope's comments about his relevance, Bill Cosby said, "Who is Doug Stanhope?"

Allie Scanlon
Allie Scanlon

Christopher Melton hey let me know if you go to this tomorrow...i want to but dont know anyone who wants to go

J_Brisby
J_Brisby

@bramoslu When told that Stanhope was Camilla's favorite young standup, Bill Cosby said, "Who is Camilla?"

Horace
Horace

@bramoslu  When I think of Stanhope, I think of a hammer hitting a nail dead-on. I think brilliance. When I think of Cosby, I think pudding.

Hahahbutseriously
Hahahbutseriously

@bramoslu When asked to bring out the garbage, Bill Cosby said, "Hey! Get off my lawn! Where's my ceiling fan? Barbara Eden is a whore!".


Get it? Because he's really, really old.

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