Doug Stanhope is a comedian best known for his controversial style of comedy. His brand of cynical comedy often described as insult comedy, black comedy, and satire is not for everyone. However, Stanhope has amassed many loyal fans who find his quirky and brazen style hilarious. He has appeared in several large comedy festivals and a couple of his own solo specials. One of these live shows earned a place in the Guardian’s 20 Best Live Shows of 2009. Doug has worked alongside famous comedians such as Louis C.K. and Chris Rock. He is a staunch libertarian and doesn’t shy away from revealing his political opinions on stage.