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Great man, wild life, dull biography...,
This review is from: American Scream: The Bill Hicks Story (Paperback)
I remember the first time I saw Bill Hicks on Channel 4 (late 80's, Jools Holland's Happening, I think...). One of the funniest comedians I had ever seen. He approached things from a completely different angle and was probably the funniest, most intelligent comedian I'd ever seen. And certainly the only one with a serious social, rather than purely political, message. None of your "right on", politically correctness here...
So I bought this book and, whilst there some interesting stuff in there I didn't know about his life, there's a lot of stuff I knew already or didn't really care about (sorry Bill!). The guy should be remembered through his art, not through someone else repeating his jokes in print, where you'll only really get it if you can remember hearing or seeing hi telling it.
Don't buy this, by the DVD "Totally Bill Hicks" instead. Then you'll see what all the fuss was about....