Doug Stanhope

At age 43, comedian Doug Stanhope is clearly part of Generation X. However, he thinks the Millennials are pretty boring. “Older generations always complain how the newer ones are more deviant,” he says, “but I’ll be the first one to complain the other way. I mean, we used to do crank off topless dancers and shit. But these kids? The closest they’ve gotten to a fistfight is on a message board. It’s like, ‘You lookin’ at my girl? I’m gonna delete you from my Facebook! You’ve got some blocked-user messages in your future!’” Known for his crass, vitriolic, and hilarious observations (often delivered while smoking and drinking onstage), Stanhope’s humor is not for the faint of heart. And you better see him while you can, as he’s planning to wrap up his career with an “End of the World” concert on December 20, 2012, the last date on the Mayan calendar. 21 and over event. (Also: Laughs Comedy Spot in Kirkland, 7 p.m. Sun.) ROB RUGGIERO

Sat., Aug. 7, 8 p.m., 2010

 
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