Bill Hicks: Sane Man [DVD]  
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The first recorded live stand up performance from the late American comedian Bill Hicks. Filmed in Austin, Texas in 1989, Hicks discusses an array of topics including pornography, drugs, consumerism and American politics.
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1989's 'Sane Man' was the first-full length Hicks' performance ever filmed for the cameras, even before Bill recorded his first comedy album 'Dangerous', and the man was on complete form from the start to finish. No matter how many times I watch 'Sane Man', filmed in front of an audience in Austin Texas who were in hysterics, it will always cheer me up.
Here we find Bill talking about his favourite subjects, the joys of smoking, hand-in-hand with how he finds non-smokers to be, the alternative side of looking at taking drugs, with his own personal, fond recollections of experimenting with them, religion, government, and hypocrisy in general. We even get to the chance to hear him sing 'My Way', and particularly good to hear are his comments about teen pop stars Debbie Gibson and Tiffany, Rick Astley and George Micheal, the latter of whom he explains the differences between him and a rock star like Jimi Hendrix, which really are hilarious, and can't be found on other releases. Bill is very sexually explicit here, but always with a twinkle in his eye, and his kindness and concern for humanity does shine through. 'Sane Man' really is very high on my list of best stand-up comedy I have ever seen in my life, and no self-respecting fan should go without experiencing it.
On the DVD, you get two versions of the main show, the 'original', which was created on less technically less-advanced equipment than the 'extended' 1999 version. As original edit was the only one created with Bill's involvement, it is therefore included here for historical reasons, whereas the extended is digitally enhanced, with previously unseen performance footage slotted in professionally, so much so that you really can't tell what's been added on, as it all flows together really well.
There are other bonus features for avid fans to enjoy, notably two interesting performances, one from 1987 when Bill was a member of the Houston Outlaws, made up of a group of comics, and another early show, both of which are amateurishly filmed with rough-looking video and below standard sound quality, but these are historical gems that avid fans will still find fascinating. There's also a detailed biography of Bill's life and career to read on screen, information about 'Sane Man', and a discography of the albums also available on the Rykodisc, where you can click on each release, hear a snippet from it's contents, and read some basic info.
Any fan of the genius of the late Bill Hicks will enjoy the 'Sane Man' performance, and the guys behind this DVD did themselves credit with the many extra features of enthusiasts to discover. For intelligent comedy that makes you think about things from a different angle, as well as make you laugh out loud, I don't think you can beat a bit of Bill Hicks. For those of you who are newbies to him, this is a great place to start your discovery.
Imagine coming away from a comedy performance and having your view of the world changed, this was Hicks's genius not just the finest stand-up ever but one of the sharpest minds of the 20th century.... every THINKING person should hear a Hicks performance, and this DVD is a good place to start.
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A must have for any Bill Hicks fan, whether just finding out about him, or slightly obsessed like me :-)