Thursday, August 25, 2022

Yardbarker: The 25 greatest stand-up comedians of all time


Bill Hicks' humor was extremely dark, like his bit where he told people in marketing to kill themselves, which in our current social media age feels ahead of its time. He only lived to age 32, struck down in his prime by pancreatic cancer. But before that he made 11 appearances on Letterman's shows, opened for the band Tool and experimented with every drug known to man, which led to telling "positive drug stories" on stage. For the record, there's no truth to the rumor that he's really Alex Jones.

SOURCE: Yardbreaker

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Ireland: Tullamore fundraiser to pay tribute to legendary comedian Bill Hicks


An annual tribute to the late comedy legend Bill Hicks will take place this Friday (February 25), upstairs in Fergies Bar, Market Square, Tullamore. The event will raise money for Family Carers Ireland.

Hicks, who grew up in Texas, is regarded as one of the greatest stand-ups of all time. He died of pancreatic cancer in 1994, aged just 32, but his original and darkly hilarious social commentary continues to attract an audience.

Johnny Keenan, Offaly promoter of comedy, spoken word, music and song, has being spreading the good word of Hicks since he undertook the promotion of 'A Public Members Bill' in 2014.

Tickets are €15 and can be bought from the Family Carers Ireland office on Market Square, Tullamore. Doors will open at 8pm, and the show will start at 8.30pm.


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Monday, May 20, 2019

Paul Rudd rocks Bill Hicks shirt on SNL

On the May 18th 2019 episode of SNL know fan Paul Rudd  paid homage to Bill by wearing a shirt graced by Bill's face. This may be the only time Bill has ever actually appeared on SNL.

Full episode (shirt appears at 51:10) -

Friday, May 17, 2019

Revelations: Variations - OUT NOW!

On 11/29/1992 at the end of a very successful sold out tour of the UK, Bill performed in London at the Dominion Theatre to a raucous, enthusiastic capacity crowd. This performance became his last recorded special, Revelations, which many consider to be Bill in peak form. When Revelations was originally broadcast on TV and subsequently released on DVD and LP the length of those was one hour and 13 minutes long, being edited to that more time-slot friendly length. But, the actual show that Bill performed that night was an epic, running just under two hours long. Now for the first time the entire audio of the show is being released as Bill performed it that night ......... All 43 missing minutes!!!!




Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

In April 1993, celebrated comedian Bill Hicks performed at Universal Two in Fitzroy as part of the Melbourne Comedy Festival. Now, exactly 25 years later photographer Stuart DeSilva reveals these never before seen images in his new exhibition 'Bill Hicks Unpublished'.
Taken less than a year before Bill's untimely death, Stuart's photographs are a stunning and revealing time-capsule of the comic genius during his first and only tour of Australia.
The exhibition features over 30 different, unpublished prints available to purchase in very limited edition.

Opening reception Thursday April 5th, 6-9pm (exhibition continues until April 15)
Vs. Gallery, 1 Vere St, Richmond.