|Net Worth||$1.5 Million|
|Height||Actor, Stand-up comedian, Screenwriter, Comedian|
|Profession||United States of America|
|Date of Birth||Mar 25, 1967 (55 years old)|
How Much Is Doug Stanhope Net Worth?
Doug Stanhope has a net worth of $1.5 million as an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and podcast presenter. In the early 1990s, Stanhope began performing stand-up comedy and subsequently appeared at a number of festivals, rapidly garnering recognition across the United States. Doug has released numerous stand-up comedy albums, such as “The Great White Stanhope” (1998), “Sicko” (1999), “Something to Take the Edge Off” (2000), “Die Laughing” (2004), and “No Place Like Home” (2016), and he has produced the comedy specials “Doug Stanhope: No Refunds” (2007), “Doug Stanhope’s the Unbookables” (2012), and “The Comedians’ Comedians’ (2002).
Stanhope co-hosted “The Man Show” with Joe Rogan from 2003 to 2004 (he also wrote for the show) and has appeared in the films “Memphis Bound… and Gagged” (2001) and “Punching Henry” (2016), as well as the television series “Rude Awakening” (2000–2001), “Louie” (2011), “Roseanne” (2018), and “Sick of It” (2019). (2020). Doug has further published the books “Fun With Pedophiles: The Best of Baiting” (2006), “Digging Up Mother: A Love Story” (2016), “This Is Not Fame: ‘From What I Re-Memoir'” (2017), and “No Encore for the Donkey” (2020), and has presented “The Doug Stanhope Podcast” since 2013.
Doug Stanhope was born on March 25, 1967 in Worcester, Massachusetts as Douglas Gene Stanhope. His mother, Bonnie, was a waitress, and his father, Russ (who died in 2000), was the director of the school’s science department. Jeff is the older brother of Stanhope. Bonnie was an alcoholic, but she divorced Russ, quit drinking, and went to Florida when Doug was 10 years old. Bonnie suffered from emphysema in her latter years, and in 2008 she begged Stanhope to end her suffering with a combination of alcohol and morphine. When Doug was 12 years old, his school psychiatrist advised to Bonnie that Stanhope “needed professional assistance” due to his penchant for drawing gory limbs and pornographic cartoons. He dropped out of high school at the age of 15, and worked as a telemarketer before becoming a full-time comedian. Doug spent six months in Los Angeles after leaving Worcester, then relocated many times before settling in Las Vegas.
In 1990, at the age of 23, Stanhope began doing stand-up comedy, beginning with an open mic night at a club in Las Vegas. Later, he relocated to Phoenix, Arizona, and was recruited as the comedy club’s house emcee. In 1995, he relocated to West Hollywood and began performing frequently at The Comedy Store and the Hollywood Improv. Doug co-wrote a pilot with a writer who had worked on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” after earning a development agreement, but it was not picked up. In 1995, he won the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, and three years later, he published his debut comedy CD, “The Great White Stanhope.” After the September 11 terrorist attacks, Stanhope made statements that prompted protests outside of his concerts and onstage attacks. Doug featured in his own “Comedy Central Presents” special in 2001. In 2002, he participated on Fox’s “Invasion of the Hidden Cameras” and released the albums “Die Laughing” and “Doug Stanhope: Word of Mouth.” During the fifth and sixth seasons of “The Man Program,” he co-hosted with Joe Rogan. In 2005, he had his own SIRIUS Satellite Radio show and participated in “The Aristocrats.”
The CD “Morbid Obscenity” was published in 2006 by the comedy ensemble The Unbookables, which Stanhope co-founded with traveling comedians Brendon Walsh and Andy Andrist. That year, some of his performances at the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival in Ireland were canceled owing to a joke he made about Irish males engaging in pedophilia because Irish women being ugly. The London newspaper “The Guardian” rated Doug’s live show in the top five of its “20 Best Live Shows of 2009” list, and he featured in vignettes on the British television programs “Newswipe with Charlie Brooker” in 2010 and “Newswipe with Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe” in 2013. In 2011, he published the album “Oslo: Burning The Bridge To Nowhere” under the comedy label Roadrunner Comedy, which he co-founded in 2010 with the musical company Roadrunner Records, which was mostly renowned for rock and heavy metal music. In 2011, Stanhope also performed in Litla-Hraun, the sole maximum-security prison in Iceland, and appeared as a guest on the FX series “Louie.” The comedy special and album “Before Turning the Gun on Himself” was published in 2012, followed by “Beer Hall Putsch” in 2013 and “No Place Like Home” in 2016. Each album debuted at number one on the “Billboard” Comedy Albums list. The digital releases “Popov Vodka Presents: An Evening with Doug Stanhope” in 2017 and “The Dying Of A Last Breed” in 2020 followed the popularity of those albums. He also appeared in the films “Hope on Top: A Mitch Hedberg Oral History” (2020) and “Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11” (2001) during this time (2021).
Doug and Renee Morrison, his then-girlfriend, performed a pretend marriage ceremony in Las Vegas in 2002, and at one time during their relationship, they were expecting a child. They determined that abortion was their best option, and Stanhope got a vasectomy as well. Doug was in a relationship with comedian Betsy Wise for 18 months, and he has been dating Amy “Bingo” Bingaman since 2005. Doug has described himself as an alcoholic, and in an interview with “Such Small Portions” in 2011, he stated that he has not performed a sober stand-up comedy act since 2003. Stanhope was a libertarian in the past, but in 2017 he stated that it was “only a phase” Doug stated, “I’m an anarchist, but in a quiet manner,” when questioned about his political beliefs in a 2012 interview with “The List.” In 2013, he testified at a City Council Meeting in Bisbee, Arizona (where he has resided since 2005) in favour of civil unions for same-sex couples, claiming, “I am not homosexual and I believe marriage is ridiculous. I have no dog in this fight, save for the sake of human equality.” In the same year, Stanhope initiated a fundraising for a Moore, Oklahoma family whose home was devastated by a storm and raised almost $125,000.
Honors and Candidatures
Stanhope was nominated for a Gold Derby Award for Comedy Guest Actor for “Louie” in 2012. He earned the Strathmore Press Award at the 2002 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which was voted on by forty members of the British press. Twice, “Time Out New York” has awarded Doug the prize for Best Comedy Performance.