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« Amarillo Comedy Club, Part 4 | Main | Amarillo Comedy Club, Part 2 »
Monday
May062002

Amarillo Comedy Club, Part 3

This will hopefully be the end of the Amarillo story. Turns out (or so it seems) that Kevin Moran, possibly the 4th biggest racist I have met, didn't send the racist email in the first place. His brother Kelly, who said he owned the club but now says he doesn't and never has, sent the email. So I offer my apologies to Kevin, who told me he'd never have another nigger work his club, for accusing him of sending me that email from his club's email account.

Racism bothers me, but not as much as you may think from all of this. Racism just shows how fucking stupid you are, how little you really think. I, after all, am not a victim of it. To a degree it's the same way I feel about religious people. I have met racists that I couldn't help but like outside of their ignorance but I would always look at them as less than whole because of it.

Same with God-heads, folks who just accept some religion, some fable as fact because it was pushed into their head as a child or because it came from a group that finally accepted them. Racists and Jesus-consumers are usually just comical and deserved to be fucked with when they slip up, like the way they did here. Outside of the extremists, the fanatics, they're usually just fun to laugh at.

The true catalyst to pushing this issue this for were the things I deleted from the original email that were personal attacks on my manager, my friend, that no one could say to you and think that they were "just kidding". Problem is, my managers feelings aren't newsworthy and racism is. Fortunately, the email threw in the same racism that had been spewed at me for three days when I worked Amarillo, allowing us to make this a bigger deal than it may have seemed without it.

Final words from Amarillo (hopefully) -

 

From: "Amarillo Comedy Club"

To:

Subject: your website

Date: Sun, 5 May 2002 22:04:24 -0500

Doug, by now you no Kelly sent that email without my knowledge. Your website has caused hundreds of hate mail sent to my Club. Including, threatening my families life. I no you won’t call me (why I don’t know). I want my name removed from your website. Please stop this slander of an innocent man. Remove my name now !!!

Kevin Moran

 

Kevin!

I have posted most of your emails on my site, allowing you to tell your side of the story verbatim. (Verbatim means word-for-word). I will also post a link to Kelly's admission and subsequent apology. (Subsequent means 'right afterwards'). As you can imagine, I will not be performing there in July or any other time. But if you are planning on sueing Kelly for using your club's name and email account to slander you, please let me know if you need me to be available as a witness.

Douglas Stanhope

 

From: "Amarillo Comedy Club"

To:

Subject: your website

Date: Sun, 5 May 2002 22:04:24 -0500

Doug, by now you no Kelly sent that email without my knowledge. Your website has caused hundreds of hate mail sent to my Club. Including, threatening my families life. I no you won’t call me (why I don’t know). I want my name removed from your website. Please stop this slander of an innocent man. Remove my name now !!!

Kevin Moran

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