Monday, January 13, 2014

Doug Stanhope Talks Immigration During Plush Set

Posted by on Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Doug Stanhope was in Tucson late November filming his stand-up comedy segments for the BBC's satire television show, Weekly Wipe with Charlie Brooker. Stanhope chose Plush—of all the venues in the world—to perform his material about the similarities between the U.K.'s immigration situation and what he sees going on along the border near Bisbee.

"You're right," Stanhope said during his performance at Plush. "They probably don't speak the language, and they probably have minimal education. And if that guy can show up like that, as qualified for your job as you are, then you are a fucking loser of such dynamic proportions."

I was fortunate enough to attend the show and can assure any Stanhope fans that this clip is just the tip of the iceberg. I doubt the rest of the world will ever hear his joke about how there had to be plastic jug vodka flowing in Nowhere Man Derrick Ross' blood, or I don't see the BBC fitting in his bit on how the mass shooting on Jan. 8 could have been avoided if Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords done her job effectively.

Obviously, I can't do his routine justice in a blog post. I guess it's was full of those "you had to be there" jokes, even if it was set up for an audience that couldn't be there at all.

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