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Without the Verbals,
This review is from: Love All the People: Letters, Lyrics, Routines (Paperback)
I stumbled across Hicks on C4 a few years ago performing at the Dominion Theatre (arguably his most seminal routine captured for tv) and became immediately hooked. He's the greatest stand-up that ever lived and this book is another example of the pure genius of his comedy. If, like me, you already own a number of his routines on DVD and cd you'll recognise an awful lot of this material that is quoted word for word here. However, why this book is an essential purchase for Hicksians is the format this book presents. Reading his words rather than listening to them gives you time to digest the meaning a little more slowly. It doesn't have the power of his delivery of course but you can still hear his voice in your mind anyway. Taking the time to think even more about the power of his humour in written form only enhances the pleasure. It's also quite handy if you want to skip immediately to a memorable quote rather than having to hunt for the DVD or cd. If you're new to Hicks try the above TV show on dvd or 'Relentless' on cd but this is a worthwhile addition to his canon regardless of whether someone is cashing in or not.