Come check out Doug Stanhope at Tom Tom in Adam's Morgan this thursday.
You can get tickets here.My first comedy show ever was Doug Stanhope at Ohio University. A third of the crowd didn't know they could be so profoundly offended, and started throwing verbal assaults and storming out of the theater, shell-shocked. The rest of the crowd cheered on the chaos or tried to hide in their seats. I sat giggling in middle of the war-zone, my idea of what's edgy forever redefined.
He elevates shock comedy to an insightful and intelligent level. His shows are an experience. I highly recommend partaking.
He's also real, real funny.