Doug Stanhope’s long awaited new stand-up special, No Place Like Home, was finally released on Seeso today. Filmed in Stanhope’s tiny hometown of Bisbee, Arizona, the special is quintessential Stanhope. The comic has never been one to shy away from talking about sensitive issues, and in No Place Like Home, he cuts them down with righteous contempt. Stanhope touches on topics like mental illness, global poverty, Robin Williams, ISIS, and the paparazzi in a brutally honest yet charmingly (and hilariously) genuine way. No topic is off the table here, and we’re all better off for it.
Check out a clip from the special below, featuring Stanhope’s take on a mental health clinic in his hometown that has some . . . unorthodox methods.
No Place Like Home was directed by Stanhope’s longtime manager Brian Hennigan, who has directed Stanhope’s previous three specials. Christi Dembrowski, Johnny Depp, Sam Sarkar, Brian Volk-Weiss and Hennigan were executive producers on the project.
Coming fresh on the heels of the release of the audiobook version of his critically acclaimed memoir Digging Up Mother, No Place Like Home is yet another demonstration that Stanhope, who many consider to be one of the sharpest comedic minds around right now, is showing no signs of slowing down.