Win tickets to see controversial comedian Doug Stanhope this Saturday @ the Wilbur Theatre


Yeah yeah yeah — we’re a music website, we know. But the line between music and comedy is getting blurrier by the day (admit you laughed at at least one song this morning, whether it was intentionally funny or not), and few stand-up acts get us all worked up quite like the ones spit out by Doug Stanhope. The Worcester native and proud libertarian is back in his home state Saturday, when he brings the laughs and a stomach full of booze to the Wilbur Theatre on Tremont Street.

Want to go? Email michael@vanyaland.com with STANHOPE in the subject line, and we’ll select a fuckton of winners at random for a pair of passes each. We got hooked up here, so your odds are good. Better than getting cancer from smoking too many cigarettes on stage, that’s for sure.

Speaking of odds, chances are you’ll soil your American draws hearing Stanhope’s latest act in abrasive comedy, celebrating the release of his 10th release, Before Turning the Gun on Himself. He dropped that one through his three-year-old ha-ha partnership with Roadrunner Records.


See? More convergence between music and comedy. The intentional kind.

Check out Stanhope’s bio and some choice clips below. The man is on-point like few others…

Stanhope’s new release Before Turning the Gun on Himself —- his tenth album and his second CD/DVD set for Roadrunner Comedy—offers a potent double dose of the abrasive, brutally honest brand of standup comedy that’s established him as a one-of-a-kind phenomenon. Stanhope’s confrontational rants, who’s live show was twice named “Best Stand-Up Show” of the year by Time Out New York, encompasses caustic social commentary, outlandish first-person narratives, graphic sex and perversion, sometimes within the same sentence. Fueled by equal amounts of anger, outrage and alcohol, Stanhope rails against western civilization’s slide into apathy and stupidity, always on the edge of implosion yet fully in control and never afraid to risk pissing off his audiences.