American: The Bill Hicks Story In Theaters This Month

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In the upcoming documentary American: The Bill Hicks Story, directors Matt Harlock and Paul Thomas profile the acerbic comedian’s fifteen year career and wicked political comedy. Prior to his death of pancreatic cancer in 1994, Hicks was beloved in the U.K. but had his last Letterman appearance edited out from the show in 1993. Through performance footage and interviews with friends and loved ones, Harlock and Thomas explore Hicks’ legacy as the comedian himself described it: “Noam Chomsky with dick jokes.”