“Once you talk about the things you’re passionate about so many times, you’re looking for new material and you’re like, well, I’ve already talked about the stuff I’m passionate about. I guess I’ll talk about some stuff I don’t really give a fuck about and pretend to care about it more,” Stanhope muses. But a dearth of angst hasn’t stopped his momentum; he’s released a CD and a special in the last year and has another coming up at Christmas. And his new material is arguably even funnier...and angrier. Take his new stand on breast-cancer awareness, for example. “It’s a fucking scam,” he says. “This is one of 20,000 diseases that you can have. Tits are popular. The pancreas is not popular. The colon’s not popular. The cunt’s kind of ugly. Tits are popular.”
Hear that bit and many more when Stanhope takes the stage at the Oriental Theater, 4335 West 44th Avenue, at 8 p.m. to-night. Tickets are a mere $25, but be warned: This show is not for the easily offended. For more information, visit www.theorientaltheater.com.
Fri., Nov. 4, 8 p.m., 2011