Monday, May 24, 2010

Bill Hicks - 1988 - Rascals & Dangerfields


Bill Hicks articulated an intelligent and infuriated blend of humor and social commentary during his much too brief time on Earth. He was both erudite and beautifully profane in his ruminations, but his uncompromising ways forced him to pay a price with long time supporter David Letterman eventually censoring what would be Hicks last appearance on his program. Letterman attempted to rectify this years later by having Bill Hicks mom on the show and airing the once offending footage.

The two clips below are taken from U.S. cable comedy specials
from the late 80s.

Rascals - 9 June 1988


Dangerfields - 1988




2 comments:

  1. Hey there. Thanks for the comment on my blog. I appreciate it. Great post here. I enjoy checking out your blog. Hope you've had a wonderful week. Enjoy the upcoming weekend.

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  2. Thanx Keith - cannot wait for the 3 day weekend, hoping for some bike riding and frisbee time - take it easy and have fun

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