In our book, every laugh Doug Stanhope gives us cancels out the foul-mouthed depravity that makes this bad boy ohhh so good. You'll get your chance to be entertained by this comedic ringmaster when he steps on stage at the Irvine Improv June 10th and the Ontario Improv on June 11th and with these upcoming dates that'll have him breezing through our town, we couldn't wait to talk to Doug to find out what's up with his insane life these days.
OC Weekly (Ali Lerman): I know you were a little late to the podcast game and yet, yours is so successful. Are you still having fun doing it? Doug Stanhope: Oh yeah! I didn't bother putting one out this week because I just did a whole podcasting and Howard Stern run. I just did A. J. Hawk's podcast, he's a linebacker for the Packers! A Packers linebacker has his own podcast! [Laughs.]
At this point I'm shocked my grandma doesn't have a podcast.
I know! I just did his, Bill Burr's, Bert Kreischer's, I did Rogan, and Bret Easton Ellis. Then I flew to Hawaii and found Roseanne Barr on Twitter to ask her if she'd day drink with us if we flew over to the big island. So we spent the day drinking with her and then went back and drank with Eddie Ifft after Roseanne Barr. I just remember rushing the stage at Eddie's show because I didn't want to let him pull his balls out all by himself. [Laughs.]
Oh shit! I totally saw that picture on Twitter! Nice sack.
[Laughs.] I didn't even remember that! I'm telling you this while trying to remember where I've been. We went back to Honolulu and the next morning, we had to check out but our flight wasn't until 8 p.m. so we had to day drink all day with our bags. [Laughs.] Our flight was a non-stop from Honolulu to Newark so it was 10 hours of free drinks!
OK that's out of control. I always wonder why TMZ doesn't follow you around being that you are a wild animal of a guy.
Because I'm not famous! Really I'm not! I'm not TMZ famous! They'd have to explain what "The Man Show" was and then say, "He's not even those guys!" I remember threatening a TMZ guy on the street. He was just asking me for a comment when he was out there trying to get Ron White or some comic after we left the Improv on Melrose. He was like, "Hey Doug Stanhope! What do you gonna say tonight?" I was drunk and I just went on this psychological, pathological, psychopathic thing about how I would kill him and watch him die. [Laughs.] I don't even know what I said but it was a graphic and detailed breakdown about how I would fucking murder him and never feel any remorse. [Laughs.]
That's so twisted and yet still so funny because it's coming from you. How did he react?
He actually apologized and put the camera down.