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Stanhope's earlier DVD demonstrates something he no longer displays. Social relevance. In recent shows he himself admits this shift. What used to be a more creative, yet very offensive onslaught on politics and drug fuelled stories has given way to what for all practical purposes is racial abuse and comments that no longer display skill at double meaning. Rather the comic has painted himself into a corner. Once you've done hard-edged comedy for 15 years, there's nowhere left to go but the obscene.
I have to admit I am a former fan. One that, after a fair amount of debate and thought, and not the knee-jerk reactions of some of his US public, has to admit that the present state of his avct is no longer what I bought into him for.
Production Year: 2011 - Comedy, Action/Adventure - Original Language: English - Classification: Parental Guidance - Starring: Daniel Kaluuya - CINRAM LOGISTICS (SWINDON), UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK, Universal Pictures UK Video Rental
Production Year: 2010 - Comedy - Director: Gary Berlanti - Original Language: English - Classification: 12 years and over - Starring: Rob Huebel, Jessica St. Clair, Sarah Burns, Christina Hendricks - CINRAM LOGISTICS, Warner Home Video
Production Year: 1993 - Comedy - Director: Chris Columbus - Original Language: English - Classification: Parental Guidance - Starring: Sally Field, Robin Williams, Harvey Fierstein, Mara Wilson, Robert Prosky, Pierce Brosnan