A while ago I featured an Epic Bob Marley Quote on this blog, today its the turn of legendary comedian, Bill Hicks. I may have mentioned it before: Bill Hicks is definitely one of my favorite stand-up comedians of all time. The main reason for this is the fact that he simply did not give a rats arse about what people thought of him. He did not censor himself.
Bill Hicks was only 16 years old when he started doing stand-up comedy in Houston, Texas in 1978. He toured the USA extensively during the 1980’s and performed a number of high profile television appearances. He amassed a significant fan base during his UK tour in 1991. His style was a play on his audience’s emotions. He expressed anger, disgust, and apathy while addressing the audience in a casual and personal manner, which he likened to merely conversing with his friends.
Bill Hicks was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the early 1990’s. He got very political towards the end of his career and made an effort to get his no-nonsense political message out. He became very critical of the government in the USA, criticizing things like the JFK Assassination, the ATF storming the Branch Davidians at Waco, Texas and the First Gulf War (during the George Bush administration). He died in February 1994.
The Epic Bill Hicks Quote below made me think about the world we live in today and I’m pretty sure that this will make you think as well. He was definitely taken before his time.
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