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Doug Stanhope

Maxim Interview

10 Sep, 2014

Stanhope discusses his Strong Target routine and where the inspiration for it came from:

Yeah that’s a book, it’s not strictly comedy, called The Comedian as Confidence Man: Studies in Irony Fatigue, and it goes through all of these humorists from Ben Franklin up to Bill Hicks, Lenny Bruce, and Mark Twain…all these guys hit a wall where you have to have that mask of you know, I’m just kidding to be a humorist or a comedian. But you’re not kidding. But when you stop kidding you’re no longer a comic.

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