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Growing up in Texas, Bill Hicks first started performing comedy at the age of 15. He soon became a regular in Houston’s comedy circuit, before moving to LA and embarking on a touring schedule, playing up to 300 shows a yea, all in a country where he was largely unknown.
In 1990, Hicks performed in the United Kingdom for the first time, and became an instant star, finding fame and notoriety which had escaped him in the US and it was just as Hicks seemed on the verge of a commercial breakthrough in America, that he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and died on February 24, 1994 at just 32.
Using never-before-seen animation techniques we hear Bill’s story, for the first time, through the people who knew him best, his family and friends, showing a timeless legacy left that’s as fresh and relevant today as it was when he wrote it.
I liked Bill Hicks, and this DVD tells 'his story', of how he became a comedian, and his demise from cancer of the pancreas. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Morebrightness
Bill Hicks was up there with Richard Pryor, Lenny Bruce and George Carlin- comedians who said what most people were thinking, and who turned their audiences on to challenging and... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Pelboy
Hilarious and sad – friends and family, plus old video footage pay tribute to the late, great Bill Hicks. Read morePublished on 17 Jun. 2013 by Books for science
I agree with others who have given the view that in spite of this being a well made, thoughtful and intelligent documentary, it offers little insight into the life of one of the... Read morePublished on 14 Jun. 2013 by Dyspeptic Spirit
really good dvd a man that as notvad the recognition he deserves very comical an very funny also is music is gdPublished on 6 Jun. 2013 by sc.swancott
If you live Bill Hicks then this is for you, an informing look into the comic icon. I have seen most of his stand up on video but did not know too much about the man himself. Read morePublished on 13 May 2013 by Pen Name