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RIP – Bill Hicks

February 26, 2008

William Melvin “Bill” Hicks (December 16, 1961February 26, 1994) was an American stand-up comedian.

Comedian Richard Pryor figured as an inspiration and stand-up idol for Hicks, as did Woody Allen who also served as a very early influence for a pre-teen Hicks. He tended to balance heady discussion of religion, politics and personal issues with more ribald material, and Hicks characterized his own performances as “Chomsky with dick jokes[1].

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