Here’s something you don’t see every weekend: Doug Stanhope performing in a mainstream comedy club. Stanhope is at Carolines in midtown Manhattan through Sunday. His rolling tour of bars and dives also detours back into the comedy clubs at Go Bananas in Cincinnati March 28-30.

Blasts from the past: My recap of his show in a bar in Somerville, Mass., two years ago. My interview with him six years ago, just after his Aspen festival appearances.