Episode 91

Everything's Private Property If You've Got a Gun — Doug Stanhope (Part Two)


November 3rd, 2020

47 mins 13 secs

Your Hosts
Special Guest

About this Episode

Here is Part Two of our conversation with Doug Stanhope. In this segment, Doug spends much of his time essentially interviewing us, which again shows you what a genuine person he is. Can't wait to have him on the show again.

Topic list:

  • Congratulations to our friends Kelly & Debbie Howe on their 30th anniversary
  • Doug asks about our mutual friends in Houston-based band RAT RANCH
  • Doug's history at Chilkoot Charlie's in Anchorage, Alaska
  • The challenges of having too many people in a band
  • Paddy: being a comedian is the hardest job in the world
  • How old-school casette audiobooks changed Doug's life on the road in the early days
  • The joy of exploring backroads locations while on tour (how Doug found Bisbee, AZ)
  • Doug and Paddy compare their (very close) ages
  • Doug asks how long Blaggards have been together
  • Eric's frustration with joining the band right before the pandemic kicked in
  • Why our former drummer Mike McAloon left the band
  • Doug asks what 'Blaggards' means
  • 'Plausible deniabilty' for band names before the internet
  • Doug asks what "Behind the Music" dirt Blaggards might have
  • Doug asks if any of us are sober or single
  • Is music a young man's sport?
  • Doug asks what cover songs we love doing in our own style
  • How Blaggards side-step Irish rock clichés
  • Doug's love of Irish Rock (despite his disinterest in music in general)
  • What Irish rock band does Paddy dislike the most
  • Overplayed bar-band songs
  • How cover songs are often better than the originals
  • The complicated issue of comedy theft
  • How Australian comedian Jim Jeffries blatantly stole a routine from Doug
  • Comics have no recourse to copyright infringement
  • How joke theives are effectively drummed out of the business
  • Doug asks if anyone has ever stolen from Blaggards
  • How we came up with our version of "Drunken Sailor"
  • How young comics often try impress Doug with similar material
  • How language barriers can create conflicts in comedy material

Show Notes

Join us in IRELAND Fall 2021

  • Ireland 2021 — Sign up to learn more about our next Ireland tour

Show dates

Follow us on social media

Become a Patron

Rate us


If you have questions for a future Q&A episode,

Support SlapperCast

Episode Comments