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cos i just quoted bill hicks, in a fat dicksish kind of way
I played him "Sane Man" and he was practically pissing himself during the "housekeeping" bit.
Afterwards, he said: "He's a very smart guy. How come I've never heard of him before?" Another convert.
My favourite moment of his is undoubtably "Gays in the Military". Either that or the one where he talks about Jay Leno shooting himself.
greatest comedian of all time, absoultely no question.
overrated though. really he's just a lenny bruce wannabe without the controversy.
quite overrated I've found, the John Lennon of comedy.
in conclusion, Hicks didn't know much of Bruce's work and controversy can't be an indicator of talent. he had a beautiful message which was communicated hilariously.
Bruce was immensely talented but Hicks took comedy into otherworldly territories. and he's STILL really unknown.
he's an untouchable cult.
But he's not much different from other american comedians of the era. "I like smoking etc" - christ, they were all doing it.
"your children are not special" thing
maybe Andrew Clay and Kinison but they were certainly not in Hicks' league.
he made some good social commentary but rarely made me laugh, and has been adopted as some sort of Messiah by a load of annoying students
he was clever and insightful but there are loads of people who are funnier.
For me, the best thing about Hicks has that he was a comedian first and a social commentator second. He concentrated on being funny.
As for whether he makes you laugh or not: fair enough if you don't find him funny, but he definitely hits the spot for me.
he was quoted on a tool album. thus all tool fans think he's AMAZING.
Tool fans do but half of the arguments against him here are about people who do like him.
bill hicks is my hero.