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Bill Hicks: Relentless (1992)

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Bill Hicks tells us how he feels about non-smokers, blow-jobs, religion, war and peace, drugs and music.

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Chris Bould

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Bill Hicks

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Bill Hicks
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Outspoken and raw, not mincing matters, Bill Hicks tells us that, just like smokers, non-smokers also die every day - with jogging instructor Jim Fixx as an example -, asks women what's so terrible about giving head, talks us through what really happened during the 1990-1991 Gulf War and how the used technology could have also been used to feed the poor of the world. He also explains why it's true drugs have done good things for us, wonders in what mood Jesus will come back to earth if he decides to come back and, near the end of the show, most passionately yells music should be played with one's heart. Written by Marco van Hoof <k_luifje7@hotmail.com>

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Stop smoking! You get your sense of smell back. I live in New York. Why do I want it back?


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Bill Hicks: It's an insane world, but I'm proud to be apart of it.
[Hicks takes out a cigarette]
Bill Hicks: I do smoke, if this smoke bothers anyone I recommend you looking around at the world we live in and... shutting your fucking mouth
[Hicks laughs, drops his cigarette but catches it in an instant and puts it back in his mouth]
Bill Hicks: I doubt it. How many- Oh, oh, how many non-smokers are here tonight. Non-smokers. By round of applause. Let's here the non-smokers
[Audience claps]
Bill Hicks: . Good.
[Audience laughs]
Bill Hicks: Cause I have something...
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most overrated stand-up comic
21 April 2013 | by powerbob1760See all my reviews

Bill Hicks is considered a comic genius and one of the greatest comedians of all time. He's SO overrated. Sure, the guy was intelligent, and he had some important and insightful things to say, but none of it is in a comedy friendly format. He's more like a stand-up motivational speaker/commentator that thinks he's funny. He literally shoved the mic in his mouth in one of his specials yelling into it causing the mic to spike and sound painfully obnoxious. I can't stand his stupid monkey faces where he always just sticks his bottom lip out He's simply not funny. Another thing, he drags on his specials with unfunny material and laughs at his own jokes. People need to get there head out of his ass. There, I said it.

People are going to say, " Oh, you just don't get Bill Hicks," No, "I GET" Bill Hicks, and its awful.

George Carlin, Doug Stanhope, Richard Pryor, Louis CK, Bill Cosby, Sam Kinison, Woody Allen....all great stand-up comics...Bill Hicks shouldn't even be in the same breath as these guys!

I really wanted to like Bill Hicks, I watched all of his specials for free on you tube, and it was a huge waste of time. I get the appeal for some people, but he was just a bad comedian. He also came off like a pretentious douche who thought he had all the answers. Nothing but a flash in the pan.

Final note: George Carlin and Louis CK: 10 out of 10. Bill Hicks: 2 out of 10


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UK

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English

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Montréal, Québec, Canada

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