Comedian Doug Stanhope Kicks-Off Spring “Big Stink” Tour


Comedian Doug Stanhope, winner of the 20th San Francisco Comedy Competition, will kick-off his "Big Stink" spring tour this Tues., Feb. 19, at Punchline in Sacramento. Tickets are $25 plus tax and fees at:

"Big Stink" is slang for "a big party." Stanhope considers his "road warrior" tour schedule of 22 tour dates in 14 states in just over six weeks of touring as an old-school kind of party.

Stanhope is one of the most celebrated comedians of his generation, winning some of the world's most prestigious comedy competitions, the feature of several Showtime comedy specials, hosted Comedy Central's "The Man Show," and his own Sirius FM radio show, as well as dozens of national and international standup comedy television specials and even an appearance in a motion picture, "The Aristocrats," alongside George Carlin, Don Rickles and Chris Rock. Doug is a two time winner of Time Out New York's "Best Comedy Performance of the Year," and was selected by both Variety and the Hollywood Reporter as one of the "Top Ten Comics to Watch."

Stanhope has another claim to fame - his Twitter account boasts 134,644 followers. To get an abbreviated view of his comedy and thinking, follow Doug @DougStanhope, or better yet, come see him in person while he is in town.

Stanhope digitally released "Before Turning the Gun on Himself" in March 2012, and it immediately shot to #1 on the Billboard, iTunes and Amazon comedy charts. The live companion CD/DVD is available now through

Stanhope's "Big Stink" tour dates for February and March are as follows:

Feb. 19: Sacramento, CA at Punchline

Feb. 20: San Francisco, CA at Cobb's Comedy Club

Feb. 21: San Francisco, CA at Cobb's Comedy Club

Feb. 28-March 2: Cincinnati, OH at Go Banannas

March 12: Houston, TX at Houston Improv

March 13: Broussard, LA at The Station

March 14: Monroe, LA at Live Oaks Bar and Ballroom

March 15: Little Rock, AK at Juanitas

March 16: Memphis, TN at New Daisy Theater

March 17: Nashville, TN at Zanies

March 19: Louisville, KY at Comedy Caravan

March 20: Bloomington, IN at Comedy Attic

March 21: Bloomington, IL at Laugh Comedy Club

March 22: Burlington, IA at Whitey's

March 23: Springfield, MO at Outland Ballroom

March 24: Oklahoma City, OK at City Arts Center

March 26: Fayetteville, AR at Uark Bowl

March 27: Addison, TX at Addison Improv

March 28: Austin, TX at Red 7

March 29: Corpus Christie, TX at House of Rock