Named after Hitler's first failed coup attempt, Beer Hall Putsch draws you deeper into the acerbic comic's clear-sighted view of the world with his newest one hour stand-up special recorded live at Dante's in Portland. In the special, Stanhope effortlessly bends a story of a half-dead boxing legend propped up by his trophy wife to sell tickets to community theater, into a poignant recounting of assisting in his mother's suicide, into a twisted NFL sex fantasy. What sets Stanhope apart, however, is that his telling of the stories is so hysterical and relatable, the viewer almost forgets how wrong it all is. Mentioned in the same breath as renegade comic revolutionaries such as Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, Sam Kinison and Bill Hicks, Stanhope remains an unflinching voice for the underdog, with a rant that blends the philosophical with the profane.
Doug Stanhope, Evel E, Bingo, Chaille, Andrist, Mamu, Hannigan, Kirschner, Greenspan, Lindstroms, Reverend Derrick