An evening to pay tribute to the great Bill Hicks. The show will feature comedians sharing stories about Bill, performing stand up, rare never before seen footage of Bill, a charity raffle, guest speakers, and more! Ticket and t-shirt proceeds will be donated to The Bill Hicks Foundation for Wildlife and The Better Ride People.
Get Inspired. Get Motivated.
“Go back to bed, America. Your government has figured out how it all transpired. Go back to bed, America. Your government is in control again. Here. Here’s American Gladiators. Watch this, shut up. Go back to bed, America. Here is American Gladiators. Here is 56 channels of it! Watch these pituitary retards bang their fucking skulls together and congratulate you on living in the land of freedom. Here you go, America! You are free to do what we tell you! You are free to do what we tell you!”
Bill Hicks followed in the same tradition, eschewing the easy laugh in order to rip apart our national myths and expose the often sickening charade of democracy we see in popular culture and mainstream media. Between these two, we get what is undoubtedly the most important social satire since Mark Twain.
But it’s in his live routines, that you can see the passion, the inflections in his voice, the sardonic tone he has to everything, the ‘outlaw’ persona that he adopts, and perhaps actually lived himself, it all comes out in his live performance. This was his art, that he could make you laugh, if you saw this world as the twisted underbelly that it is.
Dear Bill Hicks
All you people fighting over trivialities. Enjoy the post for what it is. The incessant need to post a reply to it is egotistically inane as it is. Worthless losers. I repeat, anyone who spends time commenting on blogs, stories, or whatever, is a loser, unless they do so for the sake of irony, like myself
Go Back to Bed America
Yes, the are awake and know about everything but for some reasons don’t want to show it (there could be many reasons for this: they could be afraid of getting out of their comfort zone, afraid of losing credibility, stability, business, fear of change, public’s opinions and so on) So they already KNOW the truth but it’s a lot easier to go with the flow (those who are asleep), close their eyes and be like everyone else (visibly).What’s happening in their mind? I could be grief,calmness?who knows
Frases de Bill Hicks
Once describing himself as “Chomsky with dick jokes,” his rallying cry still resonates to this day: “Go back to bed, America! Here’s American Gladiators. Here’s 56 channels of it! Watch these pituitary retards bang their fucking skulls together and congratulate you on living in the land of freedom. Here you go, America! You are free to do as we tell you! You are free to do what we tell you!”
Bill Hicks Drop Samples
William Melvin "Bill" Hicks foi um comediante, crítico social, e músico norte-americano. Seu material, que abrange uma ampla gama de questões sociais, incluindo a religião, política e filosofia, foi controverso, e muitas vezes mergulhada na comédia de humor negro. Ele criticava o consumismo, a superficialidade, a mediocridade e banalidade dentro dos meios de comunicação e cultura popular, que ele caracterizou como instrumentos de opressão da classe dominante que mantem as pessoas "estúpidas e apáticas".