Listen to and read Doug Stanhope deliver eulogies for Sean Rouse
Doug Stanhope, who booked the late Sean Rouse on his Unbookables tour and captured it for a documentary, has written a beautiful eulogy to his friend over at Vulture. GO READ IT. If reading proves too difficult for you, for whatever reason, then you can listen to Stanhope along with pals Mat Becker,... [Read More]
R.I.P. Sean Rouse (1975-2018)
Sean Rouse, a darkly funny comedian favored by the likes of Doug Stanhope, Jim Norton and Dave Attell, has died. Rouse suffered a stroke followed by a heart attack, and did not recover. Rouse was only 43. https://twitter.com/DougStanhope/status/1013151198147301376 Rouse grew up in Katy, Texas, ... [Read More]
Doug Stanhope review – grim, thrilling and appallingly funny
Brixton Academy, LondonOne of the sharpest minds and loosest cannons in comedy is back with material about rape, race and #MeToo“Is it wrong to use racism to try and stop gang rape?” American standup Doug Stanhope is back in the UK and, yes, that sound you can hear is sacred cows bellowi... [Read More]
Doug Stanhope review – grim, thrilling and appallingly funny
Brixton Academy, LondonOne of the sharpest minds and loosest cannons in comedy is back with material about rape, race and #MeToo“Is it wrong to use racism to try and stop gang rape?” American standup Doug Stanhope is back in the UK and, yes, that sound you can hear is sacred cows bellowi... [Read More]
Episode #201: “Most Likely To Murder,” with Adam Pally, Rachel Bloom, John Reynolds, Doug Mand, Dan Gregor
In the movie Most Likely To Murder, Adam Pally (Happy Endings, The Mindy Project) wants everyone in his hometown on Long Island to believe he’s still the king of his high school, now making it big in Las Vegas when in reality, he’s still stuck working as a bathroom attendant. Over a holi... [Read More]
Doug Kenney, My Teenage Pal
I met Doug Kenney, the subject of Netflix’s new biopic A Futile and Stupid Gesture, when I interviewed him for a New York radio station right before the launch of the National Lampoon. I would love to be able to provide some examples from the interview of the spiraling flights of wit... [Read More]
‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’ Takes an Honest Look at ’70s Comedy History
Doug Kenney flamed out early. A child of the 1950s, he produced comedy in print, radio, and film from the late ‘60s through his death in 1980 that has become classic, either through its enormous influence on the comedy that followed or as works in their own right (“People really like Cad... [Read More]
David Wain Brings the History of ‘National Lampoon’ to Life with ‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’
David Wain is no stranger to disrupting an unsuspecting comedy mainstream. Before solidifying himself as a household name as the writer-director behind cult classics (Wet Hot American Summer, The Ten) and commercial hits (Role Models) alike, Wain and his pioneering sketch comedy troupe The State sta... [Read More]
The Best Comedy Books of 2017
Do you like volumes of comic essays that you’ll end up reading entirely in one sitting? How about amusingly embarrassing memoirs, unpredictably silly novels, or behind-the-scenes accounts of classic comedy movies? Are you at all interested in comic strips, hipster-mocking, the diaries of a gen... [Read More]