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Old 01-30-2009, 08:53 PM   #1
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Default Mary Hicks "comic Bill Hicks mom" Tonight on Letterman .

Mary Hicks "Bill Hicks mom" Tonight on Letterman ...
plus the bit that was banned from TV back during the 90s...




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On October 1, 1993, Hicks was scheduled to appear on The Late Show with David Letterman for the twelfth time, but his entire performance was removed from the broadcast -- the only occasion, up to that point, in which a comedian's entire routine had been cut after taping. Both the show's producers and CBS denied responsibility. Hicks expressed his feelings of betrayal in a hand-written, 39-page letter to John Lahr of The New Yorker.[8] Although Letterman later expressed regret at the way Hicks had been handled, he never appeared on the show again. The full account of this incident was featured in a New Yorker profile by Lahr. This profile was later published as a chapter in John Lahr's book, Light Fantastic.[9]

Mary Hicks is scheduled to appear on "The Late Show" on Friday, January 30, 2009, with ads for the show indicating Letterman will show at least some of the censored Hicks appearance.[10]

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Old 01-31-2009, 03:52 AM   #2
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Bill Hicks wasnt funny. I dont know what people saw in him. Dennis Leary is better and even if its true that Leary stole Hicks' bit, Leary does it better than Hicks did.
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Bill Hicks wasnt funny. I dont know what people saw in him. Dennis Leary is better and even if its true that Leary stole Hicks' bit, Leary does it better than Hicks did.
Dennis Leary is funny? That's news to me!
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Dennis Leary is funny? That's news to me!
Different strokes I guess. I think he is hilarious.
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Old 01-31-2009, 06:07 AM   #6
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Thank you for posting this. Hicks truly was ahead of his time, and I feel bad for anyone who just doesn't get him. It's amazing to listen to his stuff now, still so relevant after 15 years.


ps, in case anyone cares... I discovered Bill after buying Tool's Anemia album. There is a painting of him in the liner notes titles "Another dead hero" Several of the songs on that album are based on Bill's routines.


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Bill Hicks wasnt funny. I dont know what people saw in him. Dennis Leary is better and even if its true that Leary stole Hicks' bit, Leary does it better than Hicks did.
Not many right wingers find Bill funny. To me, he was a genius.And LEary stole the Jim Fix bit and didn't do it better. Maybe you should stick with Carlos Mencia?

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Not many right wingers find Bill funny. To me, he was a genius.And LEary stole the Jim Fix bit and didn't do it better. Maybe you should stick with Carlos Mencia?

*Awaits rage*
Ahh, a Bill follower.

Hix fanboys are among the most cultish of any entertainment cultish followers. They adamantly refuse to acknowledge the fact that Hicks wasnt funny, that he only appealed to left wing nutjobs and far left socialists, which is why he failed as a comedian to get national attention and only has a small, albeit dedicated following of groupies.

And Leary does do it better. Leary does the angry comic routine better than Hix ever could dream of doing.

Carlos Mencia...haha. That guy sucks.
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Hicks was a genius. Forward thinking guy. He didn't burn for long, but he burned brightly.
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Wouldn't the original angry comic be God? I mean, he's got his moments for sure.
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I always thought Hicks was great, but it's certainly edgy stuff. I'm actually suprised that Alec doesn't like him. He seems to share a lot of personality traits with Bill.

The weakness of Bill's comedy (if you can really call it comedy) was how hate filled it was. Bill wasn't just annoyed - he seemed to genuinely hate other people. It put a damper on some of his bits.
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Bill Hicks wasnt funny. I dont know what people saw in him. Dennis Leary is better and even if its true that Leary stole Hicks' bit, Leary does it better than Hicks did.


What people saw in him is what no one sees in Leary . Hicks was Carlin , Bruce ground breaking . Leary is a sell out hack .



To each his own tho ...

Hicks to me was one way i always kinda how i judged people .
If you was into history , current events and real life issues that you understand the jokes and are smart enough to know what he is talking about , then you are the kinda person I want to talk to ... IF you like weak ass comics , dick jokes , typical sap bit humor you are most likely to stupid for me to hang out with .



And yea Taco , Righties normal hate Bill , didn't stop me tho , and everyone says I'm so Right wingish ... Hard to not like someone that talented ...
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Mary Hicks appeared on the Friday, January 30, 2009 The Late Show. Letterman played Hicks' routine in its entirety.[10] Letterman took full responsibility for the original censorship, apologized to Mary Hicks, Bill's mother, and declared he didn't know what he had been thinking when he pulled the routine from the original show. Letterman said, "It says more about me as a guy than it says about Bill because there was absolutely nothing wrong with it."
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Mary Hicks appeared on the Friday, January 30, 2009 The Late Show. Letterman played Hicks' routine in its entirety.[10] Letterman took full responsibility for the original censorship, apologized to Mary Hicks, Bill's mother, and declared he didn't know what he had been thinking when he pulled the routine from the original show. Letterman said, "It says more about me as a guy than it says about Bill because there was absolutely nothing wrong with it."
Letterman is a hack sell out like i mentioned in my last post ....
He straight lied last night

They pulled that bit in the 90s do to the fact the same night a Pro life group was paying for ads on that nights show ... It was money ... and most likely NBC's call not Dave to pull the bit ....

Youtube Bill Hicks outlaw comic , and watch that documentary ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAnjWHP7KAc
there is the link to part 1 the rest is there on youtube...
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Meh, that was some of Hicks' weaker stuff. I know you can't put some of his stuff on TV but I was expecting better than that.
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Meh, that was some of Hicks' weaker stuff. I know you can't put some of his stuff on TV but I was expecting better than that.
I didn't think it was too bad for TV fare. He certainly has better stuff though.
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I didn't think it was too bad for TV fare. He certainly has better stuff though.
yea wasn't a tamed version of some of his bits . OK for TV .
He softened a lot of it for TV at nbc's request and then they still F'ed him over and cut it from the show ....


During the joke about Jesus not coming back cause we are still wearing crosses he removed part of it . He didn't do the actual punch line to the whole bit which is Do you think Jesus wants to ever see a cross again ? It's like going up to Jackie Onassis wearing a sniper rifle pendant. ... and saying just thinking of John .. which is way funnier ...


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so let me get this straight rock chalk....because leary PERFORMED hick's material "better" he was funnier?

do we not give credit to the actual funny person who wrote the actual funny material?

the truth, you don't agree with his politics, so you react way off base and ignore his talent because of this.

than you accuse him of not being funny because he leaned too far to one side with his politics. do you see the humor in that, or do you want me to have denis leary read this to you?


as someone left leaning, even I can admit when someone right wing is funny.

as soon as I think of one I will prove my point.
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so let me get this straight rock chalk....because leary PERFORMED hick's material "better" he was funnier?

do we not give credit to the actual funny person who wrote the actual funny material?

the truth, you don't agree with his politics, so you react way off base and ignore his talent because of this.

than you accuse him of not being funny because he leaned too far to one side with his politics. do you see the humor in that, or do you want me to have denis leary read this to you?


as someone left leaning, even I can admit when someone right wing is funny.

as soon as I think of one I will prove my point.
Dennis Miller ...
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And to me Miller is one of a few comics doing smart ,witty stand up.
Not just sex/dick jokes and rehashed crap that sounds like 10 other comics...
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i disagree. he was funnier BEFORE he went to the right. He used to be left, and he used to be funny.

I haven't seen him even try stand up since he went to the dark side.

I can tell you, that what I did see when he hosted his show on the fox "news" network, funny was the last thing I thought he was.


this of course is subjective.
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Bill Hicks answering a critic in this immortal clip...the interview starts at about 1:30 in.

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i disagree. he was funnier BEFORE he went to the right. He used to be left, and he used to be funny.

I haven't seen him even try stand up since he went to the dark side.

I can tell you, that what I did see when he hosted his show on the fox "news" network, funny was the last thing I thought he was.


this of course is subjective.
I'll dig up his last hbo from right after he jumped ships ... it was pretty good ... If you can just see humor and not pick a team ... I love Hicks , a hero to me ... I don't always agree with him tho , but even the bits where i don't , i still think it is DAMN funny ... just the writing ,and thought ...

Dennis Miller , The Raw Feed , 2003 HBO ...

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here is the whole show for those with time to watch ... really funny actually...



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Miller was a big Hicks fan , talks about him a lot in interviews , and quotes him on talk shows a lot by saying like the late great Bill Hicks said blah blah blah...
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I'll dig up his last hbo from right after he jumped ships ... it was pretty good ... If you can just see humor and not pick a team ... I love Hicks , a hero to me ... I don't always agree with him tho , but even the bits where i don't , i still think it is DAMN funny ... just the writing ,and thought ...

Dennis Miller , The Raw Feed , 2003 HBO ...

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here is the whole show for those with time to watch ... really funny actually...



edit...
Miller was a big Hicks fan , talks about him a lot in interviews , and quotes him on talk shows a lot by saying like the late great Bill Hicks said blah blah blah...
i appreciate you finding this. I did laugh a couple of times...point taken.


I still stand behind my question to rock chalk of course...
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