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Why Doug Stanhope Doesn’t Care What You Think

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Doug Stanhope has pissed off a lot of people in his day — luckily, he doesn’t care.

“No one can give you shit that matters when there’s nothing they can take from you. I don’t have a TV show I can get fired from, Aflack can’t dump me as their sponsor,” Stanhope said.

In fact, for the first six years of his comedy career, Stanhope said he took up residency in his car, and lived from one-hour show to one-hour show. Now, he’s traveling the U.S. and headlining UARK Bowl’s Spring Season lineup, but that’s the least of his bragging rights — no offense to NWA.

Stanhope has hosted “The Man Show” on Comedy Central and has appeared on shows such as “The Howard Stern Show,” “Comedy Central Presents,” and NBC’s “Late Friday.” He has even popped up on “Fox News with Greta Van Susteren” and “The Jerry Springer Show.” He’s released four CDs, three DVDs, and been named top comedian in “Hollywood Reporter,” and “Time Out New York.”

Above all else, he said, he’s proud of his live performance, because that’s when he really gets to let it all out — whether you like it or not.

Stanhope goes on stage at 8 p.m. Tuesday. For tickets and to learn more, visit www.uarkbowl.com.

UARK Bowl’s Spring Season Comedy Lineup:

Peter Barrera
8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday
In just a short time, Barrera has already earned a reputation for delivering sidesplitting comedy through a razor sharp sarcasm about the world around him.

Tim Sullivan
8 and 10:30 p.m. March 29
Sullivan is one of the country’s most traveled comedians and is referred to as the people’s comedian. Sullivan’s jokes consist of weird takes on country songs, being the seventh child in a family of 12 and why men need to be nicer to women.

Scott Long
8 and 10:30 p.m. April 5
Called a “reality show on stage,” Long shares his story of how quickly life can go from urban hipster to suburban dipster when you become a father of twins at age 40.

Stewart Huff
8 and 10:30 p.m. April 12
Huff reaches past the norm for his genuine — and genuinely unexpected — comedy. His knack for embracing the foibles of humanity and his refreshing originality make him as likeable as he is hilarious.

Matt Golightly
8 and 10:30 p.m. April 19
Golightly’s take on dating, the club scene, politics and popular culture strike a comedic nerve with audiences of all ages. No angst, no angry rants, just good clean fun from this self-proclaimed square.

Mike Smith
8 and 10:30 p.m. April 26
His gritty take on politics, coupled with his unabashed courage to take on social issues will leave any audience concluding that Smith is truly “The Real Ghetto Genius.”

Michael Malone
8 and 10:30 p.m. May 3
Malone takes many forms on stage. His intense yet worried persona consistently makes him a crowd favorite. He stands out from his peers with his rubber face, energy, sarcasm and wildly imaginative views on life experiences.

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