Bill Hicks Live: Satirist, Social Critic, Stand Up Comedian Reviews
But overall, I was disappointed, and it's my fault.
That would be a bias and unfair judgement to make without ever seeing one of his performances. The man was a pure genius, if the guy can make me laugh out loud and piss myself, I would say he's comic mastermind. Not only was Hicks funny, he was very insightful and had his own philosophy. His ideas made more sense than anything I learn in school. Seriously.
In the long run, Bill Hicks might be the best teacher I'd ever had. And I never even met the guy, which is quite sad now that I think about it. I had for years, been told Hicks one the best, if not the best comedian to do stand up. I was always thinking people might have hyped him up too much.
Well they didn't, I would have to atleast have to say he's my favorite stand up based on his overall charm. The guy could probably get me to fuck a chicken. Speaking of chicken fucking, it's very ovious that Bill Hicks is the inspiration for a certain character on South Park. Actually Trey Parker and Matt Stone stole alot of humor from Hicks and put into South Park.
But even Hicks is better than the immitations of his persona. You can't copy a pure genius, Often tried but never duplicated. So if you love stand up, or maybe even South Park for that matter, see the original Bill Hicks. If you don't laugh your ass off while watching this, you must have hit the mute button. Highly recommended, the man way ahead of his time. Also, if your not the biggest fan of South Park, I'm not either, so don't worry. Hicks is alot funnier than his South Park Incarnations.
I got hooked on Hicks when I first saw "Sane Man" and later came to Relentless. The Live Satirist DVD was a vailiable at the library and I gave it a shot and holy shit this guy`s good.
Relentless in particularily was great. Sane man was funnier but relentless struck a chord with me a little more. It had dick jokes, smart jokes, rants and some clean jokes...it had everything. Moths on the way to the sun, Playing from one`s fucking heart, the woes of oral sex and all the Yul Breyner and Jim Fixx you can handle. I was in stitches by the end of it although many jokes i`d already heard from Sane Man and he was more angry than funny but he went full out and tore it up. So far, I`ve not yet seen Revelations yet since my computer`s DVD player is on the fritz...fuck...but once I figure out how to disconnect the VHS and hook up my DVD player under the mess I have on my desk I`ll do it up like it`s never been done before...up
I`d HIGHLY reccommend it for lots of laughs and several sets of soaked pants.