…I listened to your interview with Doug Stanhope and was wondering if you could help me with something I’ve been wondering about. Do you know why his latest special was called Beer Hall Putsch? I know he says in the beginning that Beer Hall Putsch was Hitler’s attempt at overthrowing the government, but what does that have to do with him?
Maybe you don’t know either, but just thought I’d ask.
It so happens that Stanhope addressed this on Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast. Burr asks Stanhope about the name around the 14 minute mark (you can listen below, or go to the link above and subscribe to Burr’s podcast, it’s a good one) and Stanhope explains:
Beer Hall Putsch was Hitler’s failed attempt to overthrow the German government in ’24 (Note: it was actually late ’23). And they’d all meet in beer halls and they’d rile each other up and scream and yell about the government and all that…But he got them all to take to the streets finally to go overthrow the government and a few people got shot and he ran like a pussy.
So that’s the significance, is I talk a lot of shit, but when it comes down to it, I don’t do anything. I just yell in bars, is my point.
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