Thursday, April 14, 2011
If you aren't familiar with Bill Hicks, then you know absolutely NOTHING about stand-up comedy. But that's okay, that's why this site exists. To drop some KNOWLEDGE on that ass!
Bill Hicks was easily the raddest dude in the galaxy. His brand of dark comedy influenced a lot of contemporary comedians, most obvious case being his once-close friend, Denis Leary, who has been accused by many (including Hicks himself) to have lifted much of his act from Hicks. Subject matter includes but isn't limited to: cigarettes, doing hallucinogens, Bush Sr., Rodney King, religion, dinosaurs, sex, music, aliens, and his insatiable and unwavering rage toward society, consumerism, and the shitty world we've created for ourselves. Despite his unfortunate death to pancreatic cancer in 1994, Hicks' comedy and his incredibly unique observations continue to be relevant even today, as evidenced by the insane amount of material that was released posthumously. I hope that if you don't know about this guy, you get started downloading immediately. Seriously, comedic genius. If you are a fan of Lewis Black, Denis Leary, David Cross, Joe Rogan, any of the great 'alternative' comedians, you are in for one hell of a ride with Bill Hicks.
Arizona Bay (1997)
Rant in E-Minor (1997)
Philosophy: The Best of Bill Hicks (2001)
Love, Laughter, and Truth (2002)
Flying Saucer Tour, Vol. 1 (2002)
Shock and Awe (2003)