Win the U.S. DVD package of "American: The Bill Hicks Story"
A special two-DVD edition of the 2010 documentary, American: The Bill Hicks Story, finally arrives in America on Tuesday, June 7, 2011. And one lucky reader of The Comic's Comic can win it for free! [Read More]
American: The Bill Hicks Story Looks Back at a Fallen Icon
The late Bill Hicks always reminded me of Johnny Cash — perhaps it’s a combination of the black suit, Southern twang, and onstage chain smoking (some of his best bits are about whiny non-smokers). Plus, in his HBO special, he wears a cowboy hat. Both Hicks, a Texan, ... [Read More]
North American theatrical run of Bill Hicks doc, with live talks and comedy, kicks off tonight in NYC
American: The Bill Hicks Story, debuted a year ago on the film festival circuit. Starting tonight in New York City, and continuing through the weekend, the visually stunning and compelling documentary of the late, great stand-up comedian gets a new t... [Read More]
American: The Bill Hicks Story - Movie Review | The A.V. Club
the new documentary American: The Bill Hicks Story essentially posits Hicks as a comedy messiah who died for our sins and will someday return to save us from Carlos Mencia, Gallagher, and Dane Cook. American represents the height of the posthumous deification of Hicks, which has transformed him into a principled prophet revealing devastating truths our facile minds can’t comprehend. [Read More]
"American: The Bill Hicks Story," Reviewed | IFC
Funny as it is, "American: The Bill Hicks Story" is a deeply moving tragedy about the miserable luck of an absolute genius. And I don't use the word "genius" lightly here. Hicks was like the stand-up comedian version of a five-tool baseball player. He could do it all. He had great timing. He did great impressions. He had amazing physical gifts. His humor came from a distinctive and really unique perspective. And his analysis and critique of American culture rivaled any social commentator of his ... [Read More]
AMERICAN: The Bill Hicks Story (review) | The Comedy Nerds
f you like Bill Hicks, or even just comedy, you should see this movie. Even if, like me, you all ready know the story pretty well, the movie uses a very interesting visual style that pulls you in and make you feel like you are there, watching these events unfold. [Read More]