Comedian Doug Stanhope To Play Litla-Hraun Prison In Iceland.

Comedian Doug Stanhope, announced today that he will be playing the Litla-Hraun prison in Iceland on September 25, 2011. “I've finally landed a gig in Iceland where I've always wanted to go,” said Stanhope. “My wife Bingo and I planned a trip over at the end of September and the Mayor of Reykjavik, comedian Jon Gnarr, is hooking me up with a gig playing at the only maximum security prison in the country.

So, if you're in Iceland and want to go to the show, you have a couple of months to get convicted of something and then you'll be able to see me absolutely free.” Doug added, “Here's the deal. I will only ever play Iceland at the prison. I want to create what will be commonly known as the "Doug Stanhope defense" where defendants claim that they only committed the crime in order to get into my show. That would amuse the shit out of me. I have very little ego about all the trappings of this silly life but a few things still make me smile.”

Stanhope’s critically acclaimed cutting edge stand-up, ranging from biting social commentary to the crass and obscene, has landed him appearances on The Howard Stern Show, Opie & Anthony, Showtime’s The Green Room, Comedy Central Presents, Premium Blend, The Man Show, Fox News with Greta Van Sustern, and BBC’s Newswipe. Stanhope has taped TV specials for Showtime and UK’s Channel 4. He was also featured in controversial film The Aristocrats alongside George Carlin, Don Rickles and Chris Rock to name a few. He will also be featured in episode 10 of Louie on FX, comedian Louis CK’s show. Louie wrote the character for Doug based on Doug’s personality.

His most recent CD/DVD Oslo: Burning The Bridge To Nowhere came out May 3, 2011 topping the Billboard comedy chart and was recorded in an abandoned factory in the Grünerløkka suburb of Oslo, Norway. Stanhope will begin a 25-date headline residency in London at the Leicester Square Theatre on August 2, 2011 then he will head back to the States for a series of shows in the U.S.


Jason Tanamor is the Editor of Zoiks! Online. He is also the author of the novels, "Hello Lesbian!" and "Anonymous." Email Jason at

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