Stand up comedian often compared to the late, great Bill Hicks. Stanhope differs in a number of ways however.
Stunningly, he is actually MORE shocking than Hicks, with arguably a less-political message. This doesn't do the man justice however. He has an incredibly active mind, and superb delivery as well as being incredibly funny.
Less insightful than Hicks perhaps, but if anything, he is funnier.
Also a one time presenter of the Man Show with Joe Rogan which Stanhope himself openly describes as being solely for 'shameless financial gain'.
Also due to run for president of the United States as the candidate for the Libertarian party in 2008.
"They shouldn't be able to teach religion until you're 18 years old and you know what? It'd be a whole different world because if they weren't pushing that shit into your head while it was still soft you'd never buy it"
"If you really believe death leads to eternal bliss then why are you wearing a seatbelt?"