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Bill Hicks

  1. biopics
    Richard Linklater Is Working on a New Bill Hicks BiopicLinklater is attached to write and direct a film based on the late comedian’s life.
  2. What Happens When Once-Beloved Comedy Fails the Test of Time? One of the most common praises of art – be it music, literature, comedy or anything else – is to refer to it as “timeless.” What people […]
  3. The 20 Greatest Standup Specials of All TimeModern standup has been around in one form or another since vaudeville, but it’s only been since the late ‘70s that the standup special has […]
  4. Read a Great Piece Patton Oswalt Wrote About Bill Hicks“Bill Hicks had to make his voice heard through the amorphous, ever-shifting fog of Reagan-era comfort and complacency. Comedy club audiences […]
  5. Using Comedy to Help Overcome AddictionWelcome to the latest installment of Tragedy Plus Time. Each segment will focus on a particular ‘life crisis’ — sometimes globally […]
  6. Russell Crowe Is Making a Bill Hicks Biopic, Which Makes SenseEarly next year, fake gladiator Russell Crowe is set to make his directorial debut with a movie about comedy legend Bill Hicks. The film was […]
  7. movies
    Russell Crowe to Direct Bill Hicks BiopicAnd help finance a book about lucid dreaming.
  8. comedy
    Are Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Not Radical Enough?Are we missing out on actual political change because we’re laughing rather than organizing?
  9. Bill Hicks and a Priest Don’t Walk Into a Bar – They Send LettersBack in 1993 a priest wrote to Channel 4, complaining about their airing of Bill Hick’s “blasphemous” special Revelations. Smartly, and luckily […]
  10. Legendary Comedian Bill Hicks Was Definitely a Legend, but Was He a […]Unpopular Opinions is a new weekly column in which a writer takes a stand against popular opinion, whether it’s asserting the true merit of a […]
  11. Watching American: the Bill Hicks StoryIt’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  12. A New Bill Hicks EP Is Coming Out Dec. 13To celebrate what would’ve been his 50th birthday, a 15-minute Bill Hicks EP is being released Dec. 13, including some previously unreleased […]
  13. American: The Bill Hicks Story Looks Back at a Fallen IconThe late Bill Hicks always reminded me of Johnny Cash — perhaps it’s a combination of the black suit, Southern twang, and onstage chain […]
  14. American: The Bill Hicks Story In Theaters This MonthIn the upcoming documentary American: The Bill Hicks Story, directors Matt Harlock and Paul Thomas profile the acerbic comedian’s fifteen year […]
  15. Bill Hicks Essential Collection Is Coming Next TuesdayBill Hicks was one of the best stand-ups of the last few decades until he tragically died of pancreatic cancer in 1994 at the age of 32. And […]
  16. I’d pay to go see Lärrydavhead open for ConstanzigThe first offering from Aye Jay’s Pop Sub Print Club is a series of four 7-inch screenprints, all based on comedians. You’ve got BillHicksFits, […]
  17. the industry
    Russell Crowe to Play Bill Hicks?Plus: The Coens cast some well-deserving character actors in ‘A Serious Man,” and Tom Cruise makes his superhero move.