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5.0 out of 5 stars Comedy genius, 21 Jan. 2003
This review is from: Bill Hicks: Totally Bill Hicks - It's Just A Ride/Revelations [DVD] (DVD)
The worst thing about watching a Hicks video or listening to a Hicks CD is the moment it ends and you realise that this man is no longer around... it's a sad emptiness made all the more profound by the scarcity of any material for those of us he left behind.
Bill Hicks was a genius... the funniest man ever to step up on the stage, and a ferociously caring individual who struck out at the hypocrisy and mediocrity that threatens to consume us all. This performance is one of his finest... the documentary is somewhat dull... it's just not possible to capture the essence of Bill any better than he did himself on stage. The show that follows it however is dazzling and hilarious and thought-provoking and moving, all at once. The material is delivered with a confidence and assurance that speak to a man who learned his craft with the other greats of his day, and surpassed them all.
Although the references to current political events are somewhat dated, there is a truth and relevance in the central tenats that remains valid even today, almost ten years after his death. His fight was never at people or events, but at trends and philosophies.
Bill Hicks is the comedian's comedian... someone who surpassed the laughter and took his audience with him to visit a place where the complacent media have refused to do... the truth.
He will be missed.
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Initial post: 4 Mar 2010 02:00:25 GMT
carlostj77 says:
He is missed. He was one of a kind. Does anyone (comedian or otherwise) challenge the way we think and what we accept, like Bill did? Not that I know of (oh, wait a minute...denis leary! ;). But let's hope so. A great review Michael, worthy of the great man.

Posted on 15 Sep 2013 21:19:32 BDT
Last edited by the author on 15 Sep 2013 21:21:23 BDT
A truly fitting tribute to a great man Michael and above all a great capsulate review of his work. I urge anyone who has never experienced the full force of Bill Hicks to buy, beg, borrow or steal some right now. You will be back here looking at the prices for more of his work (if price is a factor don't forget there are many great audio CD's too). Trust me you will feel alive for the duration and who knows? Maybe you'll realise "Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye."
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