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Posted on Feb 8, 2009 in Popular Culture | 2 comments

Bill Hicks: The Master

Bill Hicks
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Bill Hicks was (and is still) one of the sharpest minds in comedy of all time.  From religion to politics to drugs to sex, his acid tongue deconstructed the hypocrisy and conveyed a sharp anger about life that was just as thought-provoking as it was hilarious.

Here’s Bill at the peak of his powers on “One Night Stand”

[via The Naked Gord Program]

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  • http://manofmanywords.blogspot.com Will Conley

    No, no, no. Bill Hicks was not a master. He was not brilliant. Okay, maybe he bordered on brilliant. Hey, I like watching old videos of the guy. I just respectfully disagree about him being some kind of master. What is it with people over-hyping this guy? I’ve seen pretty much everything the guy ever did, and the only thing about him that warrants such unfettered praise is that he’s dead. That’s the only reason I can think of for the idolization. I mean come on, take an honest look at his acts. You can’t tell me he wasn’t kind of small-minded and bigoted at times. Sure he had some insights, yeah, definitely. But “master”? Master nothing. I call bull.

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  • http://willconley.posterous.com willconley

    No, no, no. Bill Hicks was not a master. He was not brilliant. Okay, maybe he bordered on brilliant. Hey, I like watching old videos of the guy. I just respectfully disagree about him being some kind of master. What is it with people over-hyping this guy? I’ve seen pretty much everything the guy ever did, and the only thing about him that warrants such unfettered praise is that he’s dead. That’s the only reason I can think of for the idolization. I mean come on, take an honest look at his acts. You can’t tell me he wasn’t kind of small-minded and bigoted at times. Sure he had some insights, yeah, definitely. But “master”? Master nothing. I call bull.

    Will Conley’s last blog post..Does My Lack of a Head in My Twitter Avatar Make Me Less Trustworthy?