Before Turning The Gun On Himself... (Explicit)
Released: Dec 2011
Label: Roadrunner Records
Bill Hicks' indelible effect on stand-up comedy can be heard in countless comedians today, and is cited by just as many, the vast majority of which are pretenders name-checking a "cool" influence. But for years Doug Stanhope has been the true heir to Hicks' defiance, insight and taste for ticking people off. Smoking and drinking onstage, celebrating drugs, railing against society's double standards and boiling down politics, 12-step programs and religion to lies, Stanhope's world view is as refreshing and needed as Hicks' was. More importantly, though, the dude is funny.