Sunday, April 10, 2011

American:The Bill Hicks Story

If you dont know who Bill Hicks is you really need to! He is not only considered one of the greatest stand-up comedians ever but he is a hero to many all over the world. Hicks changed the game in stand-up,he was rude,crude but honest. He joked about things that were real to him and was a master of working a room. His "one liners" are still used today by many comedians. If you like dark,dirty,self-degrading humor then Bill was the first and the best. When you watched Hicks peform he was talking about things he truley believed in and wasnt afarid to put it out there. At a time when most comedians were doing "safe" observation material(exp.Jerry Seinfeld) Bill was up front,in your face,dirty but mostly he was telling you the truth about any subject and all subjects. He was doing church and handicap jokes when they were taboo even tho he knew it would keep him from going "mainstream".

Sadly Bill was taken way too young of pancreatic cancer at the age of 32. His comedic style and intelligent brand of humor is sadly missed. Thankfully a new movie called "American:The Bill Hicks Story" is out and bringing everyone a chance to rediscover or for a new generation to discover one of America's greatest funny man ever. So I urge everyone to get out and see this film because I promise you if you do,you will see how many of todays stand-up comedians were/are effected by Bill Hicks. I would love to hear your thoughts if you go see this film. I hope this film brings Bill into the mainstream and show's everyone what a true talent he was.

For dates,times and theaters please see the link below.

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