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  Bio
Bill’s comedy (despite his own claims to the contrary) was not about hate or pessimism.
Bill felt a revolution of thought was coming and that it was his duty, as an emissary of the truth, to bring whatever light he could to anyone who would listen.
British audiences enthusiastically embraced Hicks (Bill joked that it was because of his pale skin), and he toured the country, extensively, winning the prestigious Critics Award at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival.
www.billhicks.com /bio.html   (1278 words)

  
 Bill Hicks – Music at Last.fm
William Melvin Hicks, better known as Bill Hicks (December 16, 1961 – February 26, 1994), was a controversial American stand-up comedian, satirist, and social critic.
Hicks is often compared to Lenny Bruce (although he frequently denied knowing much about Bruce's life or work) and Sam Kinison (a contemporary and friend).
Like Lenny Bruce, Hicks challenged formal and informal forces of censorship, and suggested a disconnect between the values and operations of modern life, particularly in the United States, a country toward which his humor frequently adopted a tone ranging from cynicism to scathing critique.
www.last.fm /music/Bill+Hicks   (780 words)

  
  Bill Hicks
Bill Hicks, a man in fl, has a few good words for the misguided people of a sinful city.
Bill Hicks died of pancreatic cancer in 1994 at the age of 32.
Hicks was the antidote to a nation being conquered by the politically correct.
www.sonic.net /~goblin/9hicks.html   (2751 words)

  
  Rykodisc Catalog - Bill Hicks Live: Satirist, Social Critic, Stand Up Comedian - Bill Hicks   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bill Hicks Live is the first official DVD release from the legendary and beloved comedian.
Since Bill died in 1994, his work has reached a new audience and he has become a powerful cult figure.
The DVD focuses on his incredible live act, with Hicks hilariously assaulting the stage and the audience with a non-stop cornucopia of insights into our twisted world; the government, the military, the police, religion, smoking, pornography, drugs and of course, for those of you who are getting antsy, a couple of dick jokes.
www.rykodisc.com /Catalog/dump/rykoalbums_1446.asp   (222 words)

  
 BILL HICKS: SANE MAN - DVD
Hicks doesn't seem to have a very strong angle on Elvis, he's mostly satirizing the very fact of Elvis' legendary status as embodied by the idea that people would clamour to have their personal items swathed in his bodily fluids.
Hicks is a bit of a baby-faced cherub and speaks with a slightly high-pitched Southern twang.
Bill Hicks is not the Antichrist, though he desperately wants to be regarded as such.
www.filmfreakcentral.net /dvdreviews/billhickssaneman.htm   (1898 words)

  
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Bill was a comic with a conscience and he knew that comedy could strip away the pretence and façade of the world and that it was anoutlet for his point of view and for The Truth.
Hicks hated the hypocrisy and controlling nature of the American system, which usually upholds only the views of the ruling and established minority.
Find any interview with any friend of Hicks and they'll all say the same thing: he was a visionary, deeply and desperately in love with everyone, convinced of the ability to redeem that is implicit in everyone.
lycos.cs.cmu.edu /info/bill-hicks--comedy.html   (527 words)

  
  bill hicks
the american comedian bill hicks did his first gig aged 13 and his last shortly before his death at 32.
if i were to have a hero then it would be bill hicks and only bill hicks.
"life is so simple if we could just work together in equality and for the common good, hicks knew this and the fact that our world works the opposite way was a constant mystery to him.
www.bravecaptain.co.uk /inf_bill_hicks.php   (165 words)

  
 Bill Hicks - Music Downloads - Online
Bio: Bill Hicks was the last great social satirist, the true descendent of comedians like Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, and Mort Sahl.
Throughout the Reagan years, Hicks developed his bitter, vitriolic style -- "the comedy of hate," he once dubbed it; among his frequent victims were the conservative right, the advertising industry, nonsmokers, pro-lifers, mainstream pop culture, fundamentalists, and the Warren Commission (the assassination of John F. Kennedy was a lifelong obsession).
Additionally, he was contacted by the alternative band Tool, who invited Hicks to open a number of their live shows (a number of his monologues were later sampled for the group's 1996 album, Aenima).
musicstore.connect.com /artist/139/Bill-Hicks/10891573.html   (369 words)

  
 BlueBeat.com - Artist: Bill Hicks
Bill Hicks was the last great social satirist, the true descendent of comedians like Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, and Mort Sahl.
Throughout the Reagan years, Hicks developed his bitter, vitriolic style -- "the comedy of hate," he once dubbed it; among his frequent victims were the conservative right, the advertising industry, nonsmokers, pro-lifers, mainstream pop culture, fundamentalists, and the Warren Commission (the assassination of John F. Kennedy was a lifelong obsession).
Additionally, he was contacted by the alternative band Tool, who invited Hicks to open a number of their live shows (a number of his monologues were later sampled for the group's 1996 album, Aenima).
www.bluebeat.com /artists/21310   (467 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Magazine | Bill Hicks: Why the fuss, exactly?
"Hicks wanted to be an iconoclast," she says, as captured by his love of smoking, which was a controversial line to take in a world that was becoming more and more hostile to the evil weed.
The reason that I remain a devoted Bill Hicks fan is that he never pulled his punches; he remained emotionally honest even when it would have been easier to step back a bit.
Bill Hicks' comments on society are as relevant today as they were when he first spoke them.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/magazine/3513475.stm   (1796 words)

  
 Fade to Black - Interviews - Bill Hicks   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bill Hicks was born in 1961, and died thirty two years later in 1994.
Bill had a gift of perspective, a third eye as he called it, which blessed him with the ability to see right through to the heart of any issue, no matter how controversial, and relate his sharp perspectives using humor and brutal honesty.
Bill was a relentless spokesman for the human race, using comedy as the medium to express to the world his intensely personal experiences and viewpoints, with the noble endeavor of raising the consciousness of us all.
www.fadetoblack.com /interviews/billhicks   (296 words)

  
 disinformation | bill hicks   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bill Hicks: the Nietzsche of comedy, the most legitimate social critic of the 1990s: a renegade messiah who tried to make people laugh, but usually ended up pissing them off, or drawing blank stares.
In addition to his libertarian political philosophy, Bill was a deeply spiritual man. He advocated meditation, floatation tanks, and Terence McKenna's "heroic dose" of psilocybic mushrooms to "squeegee the third eye".
Bill never became popular, mainly because he didn't exactly endear himself to corporate sponsors ("advertisers: kill yourselves").
www.disinfo.com /archive/pages/dossier/id1025/pg1   (1063 words)

  
 Quaker Art Prints - QuakerInfo.com
For the moment, all the prints we have available are by Edward Hicks (1780-1849), a self-taught artist from Bucks County, Pennsylvania considered by many to be the greatest American folk artist.
He was closely associated with his cousin, Elias Hicks, key figure in the 1827-28 schism that divided most of the Quaker yearly meetings in North America.
Hicks imagery and composition in the paintings changed as he became increasingly disturbed at the dissension within the Quaker ranks.
www.quakerinfo.com /posters.shtml   (577 words)

  
 The Konformist - Bill Hicks Quotes
Bill Hicks always had something profound to say about practically any situation, and when I came upon this batch of Hicks quotes I saw a pretty good one that's relevant to current events.
"You know what Bill's doing now, he's going for the righteous indignation dollar, that's a big dollar, a lot of people are feeling that indignation, we've done research, huge market.
And O the disciples did run a shriekin': 'What a big fucking lizard, Lord!' But Jesus was unafraid and he took the splinter from the brontosaurus's paw and the big lizard became his friend.
www.konformist.com /2001/hicks.htm   (2308 words)

  
 The Watcher - All TV, all the time | Chicago Tribune | Blog
His singing was excellent, and like the Three 6 Mafia at the Oscars, Hicks was genuinely excited to be on that stage, and that enthusiasm easily translated to the audience in the room.
Taylor Hicks was good too, but Paris is my overall pick and I hope she wins this competition.
And as for the people who think Paris is annoying and those who are defending her, I have to agree that while she usually sounds good, she also comes across as being very full of herself.
featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com /entertainment_tv/2006/03/the_american_id.html   (8966 words)

  
 Bill Hicks (II)
Bill Hicks: Relentless (1992) (V) "One Night Stand" (1 episode, 1991)
Bill Hicks: Sane Man (1989) (V) Nothin' Goes Right (1988) (TV) (uncredited)
Discuss this name with other users on IMDb message board for Bill Hicks (II)
www.imdb.com /name/nm0382805   (376 words)

  
 Abraham-Hicks
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Esther Hicks is an inspirational speaker who dialogs with a group of spiritual teachers who call themselves Abraham.
From these Teachings of Abraham, Abraham (speaking through Esther Hicks) first revealed how all things, wanted and unwanted, are brought to you by this most powerful Law of the Universe: the Law of Attraction (that which is like unto itself is drawn).
www.abraham-hicks.com   (2753 words)

  
 Rykodisc Catalog - Philosophy: The Best of Bill Hicks - Bill Hicks   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Philosophy-- The Best of Bill Hicks is a compilation taken from Hicks' four released albums (his entire recorded output) on Rykodisc: Dangerous (recorded in 1990), Relentless (1992), Arizona Bay (1993), Rant in E Minor (1993).
The record is organized by themes that Bill was fond of: drugs, politics, sex, religion, and marketing.
The goal of this project was to include Bill's funniest and most thought-provoking material while staying within these themes.
www.rykodisc.com /Catalog/dump/rykoalbums_1241.asp   (105 words)

  
 Bill Hicks - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Bill Hicks (16 December 1961 - 26 February 1994) is probably most known for his inspirational style of comedy, in which he frequently expands on the blessings of the Lord, gently enticing his audiences to let go of their wicked, heathen lifestyles to embrace the love of Jesus, and his Father, the Good Lord himself.
One of the most accepted versions of reality, is that Hicks was born on December 16, 1961, the illegitimate son of an unemployed, white trailer-dwelling woman, whose name was unfortunately lost to the world after the Great White Pookah rampaged that specific trailer park.
Hicks is perhaps most famous for single-handedly proving, for once and for all, that President Kennedy was assassinated by the lone gunman Charles Ignacio Ahab, a disappointed member of the Discordian Church.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Bill_Hicks   (1047 words)

  
 Flak Magazine: Remembering Bill Hicks 02.26.04
Bill Hicks, who died 10 years ago today, was the finest comedian of his generation, easily in the same league as Richard Pryor, Lenny Bruce and George Carlin.
Hicks himself seemed to sense this when, just before he succumbed to pancreatic cancer, he took a vow of silence, the ultimate Final Joke from a guy who performed some 300 club dates a year.
Hicks didn't seek followers, just people he could talk intelligently to about the things that mattered most to him, and by extension, to them.
www.flakmag.com /opinion/billhicks.html   (943 words)

  
 Bill Hicks at AllExperts
Hicks is often compared to Lenny Bruce (although he frequently denied knowing much about Bruce's life or work) and Sam Kinison (a contemporary and friend).
Hicks followed this remark by a misanthropic tirade calling for unbiased genocide against the whole of humanity, suggesting that it was not an anti-Semitic comment but rather an expression of his disgust with people in general.
Hicks became convinced that the government initiated the destruction of the compound by setting it on fire (he pointed to footage of a tank allegedly shooting fire into the compound as evidence) and then covered up its actions.
en.allexperts.com /e/b/bi/bill_hicks.htm   (2691 words)

  
 What would Bill Hicks say now? in billhicks blog
BILL HICKS, the most scathing comedian of his generation, died 11 years ago at age 32, but he hasn't gone away.
Indeed, Hicks was one of the rare links to the time when comedy was a weapon and the comedian the scourge of the status quo.
But Hicks' real vehemence was reserved for the alarmist mass media, the government, corporations and organized religion — the institutions that he saw promoting hypocrisy and mediocrity and causing society to lose its soul.
www.buzznet.com /tags/billhicks/journals/8352   (1239 words)

  
 NewBeats.com: Bill Hicks
Bill Hicks died in 1994 at age 32, from cancer.
Hicks wanted his stand-up to be more than a comedy routine; he saw it as the ultimate art form, the interaction of the philosopher and the students.
The DVD has three of Hicks shows: one from the Old Vic Theatre in Chicoga (30 min), one from the Montreal Comedy Festival (70 min), and one from the Dominion Theatre in London (70 min).
newbeats.com /billhicksdvd.html   (185 words)

  
 Smartass.org | Spotlight | Bill Hicks - Remembering a Smartass
Such was the fantasy of Bill Hicks, a comedian from Texas whose stand-up routine was like the attack of a barracuda - swift, ferocious, precise, and guaranteed to leave a mark.
Hicks trumpeted nonconformity as he lashed out at the government, religion, the entertainment industry, corporate America, and the ignorant masses who allow themselves to get "fat and stupid" while watching shows like "Cops" and "Who's the Boss?" He was a relentless iconoclast who's been described best as a stand-up philosopher.
Hicks realized that legalizing hallucinogenic drugs would be dangerous to the economy - how could we build nuclear weapons once we realized how beautiful nature is? - but he strongly recommended the experience to his audience.
www.smartass.org /archive/Spotlight/BillHicks.html   (1211 words)

  
 Comedy Central: Comedians: Bill Hicks
Bill's parents took him took a psychoanalyst when he was 17.The therapist was unable to see anything wrong with Bill; he'd pretty much enjoyed the trip Bill had taken him on and joked he was more concerned about Bill's parents.
Hicks left the stage but it didn't weaken his determination to say what had to be said.
Hicks' growing sophistication continued to receive the critics' praise: his material about the Gulf War was telling people things they really hadn't been allowed to be aware of because of media manipulation.
www.comedycentral.com /comedians/browse/h/bill_hicks.jhtml   (4334 words)

  
 NewBeats.com: Bill Hicks   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bill Hicks died in 1994 at age 32, from cancer.
Hicks wanted his stand-up to be more than a comedy routine; he saw it as the ultimate art form, the interaction of the philosopher and the students.
The DVD has three of Hicks shows: one from the Old Vic Theatre in Chicoga (30 min), one from the Montreal Comedy Festival (70 min), and one from the Dominion Theatre in London (70 min).
www.newbeats.com /billhicksdvd.html   (185 words)

  
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In "What is Pornography?," Hicks uses the Supreme Court definition of pornography ("any act having no artistic merit and causes sexual thoughts") to convince the audience that commercials are pornography, as well as politicians who would rather spend money on the military rather than education.
Hicks extends his "comedy of hate" to Republicans ("The Elephant Is Dead") and fundamentalist Christians ("Dinosaurs in the Bible").
Hicks had a mad, manic and malleable face that seemed to change with each photo that was taken of him.
www.lycos.com /info/bill-hicks.html   (654 words)

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