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Acclaimed US stand-up comedian Doug Stanhope to tour Asia in March 2018

January 16, 2018 Events / Whats On No Comments Email Email

Magic Rock Pte Ltd is proud to announce the return of the 5th edition of the Magners International Comedy Festival with acclaimed US stand-up comedian Doug Stanhope, the most highly anticipated headliner at this year’s comedy line-up. Doug Stanhope will begin his Asia tour in Hong Kong, followed by Singapore, Vietnam and his final showdown in Bangkok.

Known for his acerbic wit, fierce intellect and caustic social commentary; fans of comedy and Doug Stanhope can expect an evening of raw, agitated and unflinching comedy from undoubtedly one of the industry’s most original acts.

Doug Stanhope’s career in stand-up started 1990, he went on to perform at comedy festivals in Montreal, Aspen, Chicago and Edinburgh, receiving rave reviews and ‘Best Live Performance’ accolades whenever he took to the stage. Today, he is one of the most sought-after comedians and is often compared to comic revolutionaries such as Lenny Bruce, Richard Prior, Sam Kinison and Bill Hicks.

“I’ve never tried to drive my career in any particular direction,” says Stanhope. “I’ve always been an in-the-moment, live-for-today guy. I’ve never had a goal, and nearly everything I’ve done has been an accident.”

It is no accident that Stanhope’s comedic stardom has captured the attention of Hollywood. He is no stranger to the likes of Johnny Depp who wrote the forward in Stanhope’s book entitled Digging up Mother, A Love Story. A comedian’s comedian, an impressed Chris Rock said, ”Doug Stanhope is the most dangerous comedian in the world. If we both were fighters I would avoid him at all costs. He’s a bad, bad man.” And Ricky Gervais tweeted, “Doug Stanhope might be the most important stand-up working today.”

Stanhope’s Asia Tour is the talk of the town. So much so that when news of his tour went viral, tickets started selling even before promotional details were finalised.

Tickets are available at selected online ticketing agents. Early bookings are encouraged to avoid disappointment.

Organised by Magic Rock Pte Ltd, the Magners International Comedy Festival is one of the largest international comedy events in Asia.

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