I'm glad I had read several other books about US comedy before I read this one. There's lots of information about some of the lesser known (in the UK) figures in US stand-up comedy history. If your into trade unions you might find the information about the strike of interest, scabs and all. The inner workings of the Comedy Store that inspired the London Comedy Store are also outlined, warts and all.
The film itself was informative and provided a stylish, user friendly introduction to Bill Hicks. As a Bill Hicks fan the hours and hours of extra footage made this whole package well worth the purchase. After you have seen the film please seek out further information. Bill Hicks made you think even if you didn't like what he was saying and for that he should be remembered.