Comedian Doug Stanhope, winner of the 20th San Francisco Comedy Competition, will kick-off his "Big Stink" spring tour this Tues., Feb. 19, at Punchline in Sacramento, and Wed.-Thurs., Feb. 20-21 at Cobb's Comedy Club in San Francisco. Tickets are $25 plus tax and fees at http://punchlinesac.com for Feb. 19, and http://cobbscomedyclub.com for Feb. 20 and 21.
"Big Stink" is slang for "a big party." Stanhope considers his "road warrior" tour schedule of 22 tour dates in 14 states in just over 6 weeks of touring as an old-school kind of party.
The ticket price is the same for every tour stop, however, Stanhope fans will pay less in total cost of admission for presale tickets in the cities where Brown Paper Tickets is the ticketing partner. The Not-Just-For-Profit ticketing company offers lower fees than other services, while donating a portion of every admission sold to the type of cause chosen by the ticket buyer at the time of purchase.
Stanhope is one of the most celebrated comedians of his generation, winning some of the world's most prestigious comedy competitions, the feature of several Showtime comedy specials, hosted Comedy Central's "The Man Show," and his own Sirius FM radio show, as well as dozens of national and international standup comedy television specials and even an appearance in a motion picture, "The Aristocrats," alongside George Carlin, Don Rickles and Chris Rock. Doug is a two time winner of Time Out New York's "Best Comedy Performance of the Year," and was selected by both Variety and the Hollywood Reporter as one of the "Top Ten Comics to Watch."
Stanhope has another claim to fame - his Twitter account boasts 134,644 followers. To get an abbreviated view of his comedy and thinking, follow Doug @DougStanhope, or better yet, come see him in person while he is in town.
Stanhope digitally released "Before Turning the Gun on Himself" in March 2012, and it immediately shot to #1 on the Billboard, iTunes and Amazon comedy charts. The live companion CD/DVD is available now get it on iTunes or from Amazon.