Only half an hour long – which is not long enough! That is my only complaint about this show.
Bill Hicks is sadly no longer with us, and I feel that we lost a genuine talent when he died. Not only is he a very very funny man, but he speaks so much sense. As well as making the you laugh, he also makes you think, as he unleashes his own particular bitter brand of humour on subjects such as drugs, rock n’ roll and advertising.
Bill was certainly cynical, but it’s obvious that he also thought about things a lot – he cared about what was going wrong with the world, and he could see when things such as drugs and pornography were used as scapegoats – easy things to hang blame on. Someone once said that they thought that Bill Hicks was disappointed with humanity, and I think that that could well have been true.
This DVD captures Bill doing a very, very funny and thought provoking stand up routine – well worth a watch.
Year of release: (Series 1989 – 1992)
Directors: Peter Calabrese, Robin Shlien
Writer: Bill Hicks
Main Cast: Bill Hicks
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