Doug Stanhope, the ferociously honest and outrageously uninhibited comedian, will digitally release Before Turning The Gun On Himself on March 6, 2012. The album is available for pre-order through iTunes. The live companion DVD will be out at a later date. See the full track listing below. Recorded at The Complex in Salt Lake City, Utah on July 19, 2011, this is the follow-up to the widely lauded Oslo: Burning the Bridge to Nowhere which upon release May 3, 2011 was #1 on the comedy charts and #2 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.


Stanhope had a breakout year in 2011 and has garnered praise from everyone from Sarah Silverman to Ricky Gervais, who says that Doug “might be the most important stand up working today,” to Louis C.K. Stanhope was featured on C.K.’s FX show Louie in season 2, episode 9, entitled “Eddie,” where he earned rave reviews for a character Louie wrote specifically for Doug. Read the New York magazine review here.


Stanhope has been featured on The Howard Stern Show, Comedy Central Presents, Showtime’s The Green Room With Paul Provenza, The Man Show, and Fox’s Stossel as well as several appearances on various BBC shows. Stanhope was also featured in the controversial film The Aristocrats alongside George Carlin, Don Rickles and Chris Rock, to name a few.


Stanhope completed a 25-date residency at London’s Leicester Square Theatre in August 2011 to rave reviews and sold-out shows. The UK’s Metro lauded Stanhope with five stars, saying, “Searing, relevant and brilliantly funny, there’s good reason why Stanhope is often cited as one of the greatest comedians on the planet…If fearless stand-up is your bag, you’d be a fool to miss him.” Stanhope also performed in front of a captive audience at Litla-Hraun maximum security prison in Iceland on September 25, 2011.


Doug Stanhope – Before Turning the Gun on Himself

1. Hangover

2. Dr. Drew is to Medicine what David Blaine is to Science

3. AA is a Poorly-Constructed Cult and Doesn't Work

4. Just Move

5. My Piss Stinks

6. Simple Man

7. Keynesian Economic Theory As Applied to Private-Sector Independent Contracting

8. Giant Black Cock

9. It's a Party, Not Daycare, Asshole

10. Bisbee Thrill Ride

11. Art & the Unfortunate State of the Japanese Undercarriage

12. Remember When I Used to Give a Shit?/Killer Closer