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The Great White Stanhope: Excess In Moderation

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[disinfo ed.'s note: this original essay was first published by disinformation on February 8, 2002. Some links may have expired.]

I can’t exactly recall how I first came across the peculiar comedy of Doug Stanhope. I think it was just after Disinformation had published an article I had written expressing my controversial opinions of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks (or maybe it was some other article altogether – I can’t recall), however I remember receiving an email from a guy claiming to be a US comedian who said he liked what I had written and that he would add me to his mailing list. I, of course, saw this as an opportunity to put him on my own mailing list (for my site) since being an opportunistic bastard, I like to promote my deranged writings whenever at all possible (well, some poor fucker has got to tell the truth, even if it does mean almost getting lynched, or risking being sued for libel, or having to occasionally hide behind obscure pseudonyms so that I don’t get sacked from my inspiringly creative day job).… Read the rest

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The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs: Brody Stevens, “Enjoy It!”

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We’ve got comedian Brody Stevens, fresh off of his HBO Digital Series “Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!”

“Enjoy It!” is a documentary comedy series that follows Brody as he pulls his life back together in the aftermath of a very public mental breakdown (fans and the world witnessed it via Twitter). Out of the UCLA psych ward, back on his meds, and trying to get his stand-up and film career back on track, Brody makes the rounds in LA, with pal Zach Galifianakis and others in tow, reconnecting and reconciling with the recognizable faces in the biz that he’d let down.

Brody talks with me about his life post-”Enjoy It!”, how his medication change has affected his comedy, and what it’s been like trying to mend relationships that were strained – and sometimes broken – during his manic episode.… Read the rest

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