There are only a few comedians that truly push the envelope on every joke, and are able to articulate their true frustration with society. In a way that comments on themselves and the hypocrisy in humanity. With the harsh and necessary POV of a true social critic.
Doug Stanhope is hilarious, satirical, and he does not take any joke or laugh for granted. Every word he says has meaning and a higher purpose. He has true comedic integrity, and is a real anarchist. With advice on how to scam the government for paying for what they should, and influencing people to behave in a way that would be less selfish.
He has plenty of specials, and he does not care if people bootleg it or not. He doesn't care about the money, he just wants his message to be heard. He is very cynical and filthy, but you must know that he was raised going to AA meetings with his mother. He would listen to alcoholics tell their stories before he was in double digits. So you can understand his negativity and dirty word usage. His mother was a huge influence on him, and in one of his latest specials "Beer Hall Putsch" He talks about helping her kill her self in a hilarious, sweet and justified way.
He is very prolific in making specials. He has "Dead Beat Hero" (2004) "No Refunds" (2007) "Word Of Mouth" "The Great White Stanhope" "Acid Bootleg" "Doug Austin Incident" "Before Turning the Gun on Himself" (2012) and "Beer Hall Putsch" (2013).
I believe those are all of his hours. I'm sure there are more. I'm unable to give him full justice in writing this, but he needs to be acknowledged for his generosity and mission to destroy political correctness, and the obnoxious mainstream and conforming ways people live. I love Doug Stanhope.