Doug Stanhope and Louis CK are the best two comics we have right now. Behind them are a very good group of bright and diverse minds ranging from Anthony Jeselnik to Todd Barry to Patton Oswalt but when it comes to living talents these two guys are the two which personify what keeps comedy sharp. Louis CK is fearless and prolific with inexplicable crossover appeal, and Stanhope is fearless and prolific but hellbent on attacking things with impunity. It was kismet to see Stanhope on Louis show last year, but the man still doesn’t have the attention he richly deserves. To folks who idolize (in my opinion too much) Bill Hicks, in my mind Doug is better on every level.
He has a new CD coming out and it’s high time I used this site for good: