A small shout-out to comedian Doug Stanhope.
While he's been active for quite some time, I only recently discovered him.
He is an intelligent, strangely-articulate and entirely abrasive asshole of a comedian. I laughed out loud very loudly multiple times watching/listening to his work.
There are lots of torrents out there, and yes Doug is ok with you downloading his stuff. (See Joe Rogan's podcast).
Some of his live stand-up is nowhere near as good as his professional performances. On the other hand, there can be a stiffness to the pro performances where they won't compare to a really good live one. Below is what I've seen so far.
The Great White Stanhope ∞
"The Austin Incident" ∞
(removed - copyright infringement, guess why)
2004-8-13, live @ CapCity, Austin, Texas, U.S.A. - "The Austin Incident"
There's also a torrent of another view.
This is made interesting because of a drunken Alex Jones introduction. Even if you hate this guy as I do, if you like Doug's other works then do what you can to sit through Alex and watch this full video.
Note that while during the 2010-09-23 Joe Rogan podcast Doug says he doesn't mind torrents, he does have a seething hate for people filming his rough stand-up.
Joe Rogan's Podcast ∞
They briefly discuss downloads/torrents.