Comedian Doug Stanhope will be coming to Iceland to perform, on the insistence that he plays at the Litla-Hraun prison.
In the comic’s own words:
I’ve finally landed a gig in Iceland where I’ve always wanted to go. Bingo and I planned a trip over at the end of September and the Mayor of Reykjavik, comedian Jon Gnarr, is hooking me up with a gig playing at the only maximum security prison in the country. I didn’t want to confuse a short vacation with the headaches of a gig but playing a prison is something I’ve always wanted to do and a prison in Iceland makes it ten-fold the fun.
So, if you’re in Iceland and want to go to the show, you have a couple of months to get convicted of something and then you’ll be able to see me absolutely free. And don’t bother waiting for next time.
Here’s the deal. I will only ever play Iceland at the prison. I want to create what will be commonly known as the “Doug Stanhope defense” where defendants claim that they only committed the crime in order to get into my show. That would amuse the shit out of me. I have very little ego about all the trappings of this silly life but a few things still make me smile.*
The show is scheduled for September 25th at 18:00.
For those not familiar with Doug Stanhope, there are multiple clips that can be found on YouTube, including these (NSFW):