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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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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: I'm down south recently. I'm playing a town called Fyffe, Alabama. All right, that's right outside Sputnumburg, for those of you all who need a point of reference.
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maybe the quintessential Hicks special, albeit hard to find complete
2 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

Apparently the DVD version of Bill Hicks's comedy special Relentless- filmed from the Montreal comedy special where he finally broke out as a stand-up star- is not quite complete. It runs an hour, and is missing some footage. Luckily, there's enough that remains, and in mostly good enough condition, to suffice calling it an exceptional effort. With maybe one or two little moments where he lags, this is some of Hicks' most flawless work, as usual ranging from cigarette/non-cigarette fatalities, supporting the war but not the troops, playing music backwards ("You're Satan!"), BJ's, and of course drugs. Every bit is stinging with some kind of savagery, witty and with the right targets but never too mean (well, unless you're New Kids on the Block), and even giving a jab at Canadians as it is, of course, Montreal. But the delivery, too, comes sometimes out of left field, a little calm and subtle but with a kind of right sucker-punch that manages to really work the crowd well; just wait till he gets to the stuff about Alabama and you'll start rolling on the floor. It's brilliant stuff. 9.5/10


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