MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,887 this week

Bill Hicks Live: Satirist, Social Critic, Stand-up Comedian (2004)

Video  |   |  Comedy
8.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.6/10 from 193 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Add a Plot

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1274 titles
created 30 Oct 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 16 Dec 2011
 
a list of 128 titles
created 20 Jan 2012
 
a list of 277 titles
created 06 Nov 2012
 
a list of 164 titles
created 16 Jun 2013
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Bill Hicks Live: Satirist, Social Critic, Stand-up Comedian (Video 2004)

Bill Hicks Live: Satirist, Social Critic, Stand-up Comedian (Video 2004) on IMDb 8.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Bill Hicks Live: Satirist, Social Critic, Stand-up Comedian.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Louis C.K.: Shameless (TV Special 2007)
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Comedy and television star Louis C.K. returns to HBO for an hour of no-holds-barred, adults-only stand-up comedy! Taped before a live audience at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, the... See full summary »

Director: Steven J. Santos
Stars: Louis C.K.
Comedy | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Part live stand-up performance, part documentary, this film is one of comedian Richard Pryor's later stand-up performances. As foul-mouthed as ever, Pryor touches on most of the same topics as in his previous live shows.

Director: Richard Pryor
Stars: Richard Pryor, Paul Mooney
One Night Stand (TV Series 2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Stars: Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, Kevin Brennan
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Richard Pryor performs his stand-up comedy act on the Sunset Strip.

Director: Joe Layton
Stars: Richard Pryor, Gene Cross, Julie Hampton
Louis C.K. Oh My God (TV Special 2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

In February, 2013, Louis brings his impish nihilism to Phoenix, Arizona. He talks about an old lady and her pet, living in Manhattan, experiencing his body's aging (he's 45), men's ... See full summary »

Director: Louis C.K.
Stars: Louis C.K.
Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.

Stars: Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Neal Brennan
Bill Hicks: Sane Man (Video 1989)
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Directors: Kevin Booth, David Johndrow
Stars: Bill Hicks
Documentary | Animation | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Photo-animated feature documentary, uniquely narrated by the 10 people who knew Bill best.

Directors: Matt Harlock, Paul Thomas
Stars: Bill Hicks, Dwight Slade, Mary Hicks
Totally Bill Hicks (Video 1994)
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

A celebration of the comedy of Bill Hicks. The film is structured around the different strains of comedy in the Hicks stand-up, sampling the best of his confrontational performance. ... See full summary »

Director: Rupert Edwards
Stars: Bill Hicks, Richard Belzer, Eric Bogosian
Documentary

Filmmaker Ravi Parsan explores the inner workings of the music industry with Slash, Radiohead, Rush, Steve Albini, Henry Rollins, Anvil, Slayer, CEO's, MD's and Fans to ask 'Dude! Where's My Music?

Director: Ravi Parsan
Stars: Radiohead, Anvil, Slash
Bill Hicks: Revelations (TV Special 1993)
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Director: Chris Bould
Stars: Bill Hicks
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Herself
William Cook ...
Himself - critic, The Guardian
...
Himself
Jim Hicks ...
Himself
Mary Hicks ...
Herself - Bill Hicks's mother
Steve Hicks ...
Himself - brother of Bill Hicks
Sean Hughes ...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Himself
David Johndrow ...
Himself
John Lahr ...
Himself - critic, the New Yorker
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References American Gladiators (1989) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Biting and Accurate Social Commentary
14 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hicks was to our generation what Lennie Bruce was to a previous one - insight into the social phenomena of the elephant in the room and why we don't mention it. Some people who prefer lighter, more direct comedic offerings won't enjoy this. For example, if a lineup of comics making their entry on-stage with "Yo, we in de house" is more to your liking, don't bother with this title. But if you don't mind looking at yourself and those around you open to other views, you owe it to yourself to get acquainted with Bill Hicks. Because of the time it was filmed, there are references which will make it seem dated, but the underlying themes are as fresh today as they were when it was released.


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page