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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 »
A year before his death, Bill Hicks appeared on the David Letterman show. Letterman judged his segment to be substandard and so cut it from the subsequent show. He did not know that Hicks was dying of pancreatic cancer at the time. 15 years later, in January 2009, Letterman invited Hicks's mother Mary onto the show as a belated form of apology. See more »
Insightful and revolutionary comedian taken from the world too soon
Watching recordings of Hicks, I am impressed at how his stand up shifts from vulgar bathroom humor to such profound social commentary. He truly was unique and ahead of his time. I guess it figures then his life was taken at such an early age. That seems to be the pattern we see in history with great thinkers (Ghandi, Jesus, etc). When I hear him speak, I caught myself saying, "He should've been president!" Instead he was regulated to doing comedy in two-bit clubs in the redneck south. Also of not is the wonderful picture-animation technique, which I have not personally seen before. It helped to fill in the gaps left by not having the titular character being present for an interview.
See it and learn something.
Your father didn't die for a flag. He died for the symbol that the flag represented, which is the freedom to burn the flag. -Hicks
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