One thing is certain: Doug Stanhope can make everyone laugh. Well, almost everyone. The stand-up comedian, author and actor is well known for his controversial and cynical approach to his craft.

He was also reprimanded on occasion for doing things that people considered inappropriate and distasteful. That didn’t stop him from flourishing though as he toured outside of the US to countries like Canada and Scotland. He also appeared in a myriad of talk shows and movies while working with comic greats such as Chris Rock.

Doug Stanhope’s Wiki

Doug began his mainstream career in 1990 and has only grown since then. He has performed at events such as the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, the US Comedy Arts Festival in Colorado and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland.

He has worked with big names such as FOX and SIRIUS Satellite Radio. In 2002, Doug had his own FOX prank show called Hidden Camera Invasion. He also brought his talent and penchant for Spy TV mischief. Stanhope and Joe Rogan served as hosts for the show’s fifth and sixth seasons. The man show. In 2005, he hosted his own show on SIRIUS radio as well as the television show Girls Gone Wild: America Discovered.

Stanhope also formed a comic book group called The Unbookables. The act included names like Brendon Walsh and Andy Andrist. Together they released their first CD Morbid Obscenity.

Doug also appeared in a few movies. He invited a little controversy, for a scene in The Aristocrats where he told a derisive joke to a baby. On an Irish show, he also joked that Irish men preferred to engage in pedophilia because their wives were so ugly. As expected, this drew a hostile reaction from everyone from festival organizers to the crowd and the press.

His concerts in 2009, saw him rewarded with a place in the top 5 of the list of the 20 best concerts of the year 2009 by the newspaper The Guardian in London. The comedian has been on shows like Press with Charlie Brooker (2010), and Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe (2013).

In 2010 he partnered with Roadrunner Records to create their new comedy label, Roadrunner Comedy. It was under this record label that he released his eighth stand-up comedy album Oslo: Burning the Bridge to Nowhere in May 2011.

Doug Stanhope has performed in all sorts of places of detention, including a maximum security prison in Iceland, with the approval of the city’s mayor. It was set up in such a way that fans who wish to attend the show must commit a crime and be arrested for it.

After appearing on a few shows in the years that followed, he was invited to cast in veteran comedian Chris Rock’s 2014 film. Top five. In the film, he played a supporting role as a police officer.

In 2013, Doug launched his self-titled podcast which he recorded from his home in Arizona. It was eventually aired by the All Things Comedy Network the following year. Some of the comedian’s other shows and movies include The Howard Stern Show and Bar Rescue.

Doug Stanhope was sued by Johnny Depp’s ex-wife Amber Heard in 2016 for claiming she was trying to blackmail Johnny Depp. She would eventually drop the suit.

Doug Stanhope defines his political orientation as anarchist. He supported Republican Ron Paul in the 2012 presidential election, but later changed his allegiance to libertarian Gary Johnson.

In 2013, Doug raised approximately $126,000 for a woman and her family who lost their home in a tornado that tore through the town of Moore, Oklahoma. He praised her above all for her defiant atheism in a predominantly Christian state.

Doug Stanhope’s mother, girlfriend and wife

Stanhope’s mother committed suicide at the age of 63 in 2008. She suffered from emphysema at the time and finally decided to end her suffering by mixing a concentrated cocktail of morphine, coffee liqueur, cream and vodka.

One of Doug’s books, Digging Up Mother: A Love Story, published in 2016, was about his life with his mother. The preface to the book was written by famous Hollywood actor Johnny Depp.

Doug Stanhope has no wife because he is unmarried. However, he is dating a woman named Amy Bingaman, and the pair live together at his home in Brisbee, Arizona. Meanwhile, Doug Stanhope has frequently stated that he doesn’t want to have children. On one of his stand-up shows, he cited overcrowding as the reason for his decision.

Doug Stanhope’s net worth

Doug has traveled the world and released a plethora of comedy albums and books. According to various sources, the comedian’s net worth has risen to $1.5 million.