Comedian Doug Stanhope will be the next guest to sit down for an hour conversation host Ron Bennington for Unmasked, at SiriusXM. Unmasked is a series of uncensored conversations with the world’s greatest comedic voices.
Stanhope is promoting his new book, Digging Up Mother: A Love Story which hits stores May 10th. It’s available for pre-order now by the way. Doug is as controversial as he is funny, and has an impressive career so far– his smart, outspoken and brutally honest approach comedy has won him awards, critical acclaim, a rabid and gigantic fan base, and some criticism. Doug hosted the Man Show on Comedy Central for two seasons, has released four CDs and three DVDs including “No Refunds” on Showtime in 2008, and has a long list of tv appearance credits, but he’s best known for his live performances, his podcast which airs on the All Things Comedy network, and of course, his Celebrity Death Pool. Oh and he saved a man’s life by talking him out of jumping off a bridge.
Stanhope fans and curious onlookers will not want to miss this episode, to hear Doug talk about his uniquely dark (and yes sometimes uncomfortable) sensibility, comedy and career. He’ll definitely be talking about his mother and his new book, which includes conversations about how much she shaped his views, by reciting Monty Python sketches to him, introducing him to Richard Pryor at the age of 9, and taking him to her AA meetings. His book copy describes his life as absurd, chaotic and often obscene.
Stanhope will sit down with Bennington in front of an audience at SiriusXM to tape an hour long interview on Tuesday May 17th at 12pm and you can request free tickets to attend. There are a very limited number of tickets available so get your requests in fast!
The Unmasked series documents the careers of the very best comedy writers, directors, filmmakers, actors, screenwriters, satirists, political comedians, comedic musicians and of course, stand up comedians in the business. With over 125 episodes so far, Unmasked is a veritable archive of the greatest comedy of our time. Past Unmasked guests have included Joan Rivers, Bob Newhart, Amy Schumer, Dan Aykroyd, Simon Pegg, Tracy Morgan, Paul Feig, Jim Jefferies, Gilbert Gottfried, Bobcat Goldthwait, Louis C.K., David Brenner, Brian Regan, Patrice O’Neal and over 100 more comedy greats.
Don’t miss this amazing comedy event. If you would like to join Ron and Doug, here’s how to request tickets. Please be sure you can make it if you request tickets, as there are only a few seats available:
Ticket winners will be contacted by DirectMessage from the producers of Unmasked on twitter to let you know how to get your tickets. So remember to check your DirectMessages to see if you’ve got a ticket!
In addition to hosting “Unmasked”, Ron Bennington hosts a daily comedy talk show, “Bennington” with his co-host Gail Bennington on SiriusXM’s Raw Dog Comedy Channel from noon to 3pm et.