Bill Hicks was known as “the comedian’s comedian”.
William Melvin “Bill” Hicks (December 16, 1961 – February 26, 1994) was an American stand-up comedian, philosopher and a satirist. His humor challenged mainstream beliefs, aiming to “enlighten people to think for themselves.” Hicks used a ribald approach to express his material, describing himself as “Chomsky with dick jokes.” His jokes included general discussions about society, religion, politics, philosophy and personal issues. Hicks’ material was often deliberately controversial and steeped in dark comedy. In both his stand-up performances and during interviews, he often criticized consumerism, superficiality, mediocrity and banality within the media and popular culture, describing them as oppressive tools of the ruling class, meant to “keep people stupid and apathetic.”
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Satan in Music
What is the point to life
Iraq Weapons Conversion
I’m So Glad We Are Free