Rare Bill Hicks Performance Surfaces
Twelve years after his untimely and very suspicious death, a brand-new performance of political philosopher and comedian Bill Hicks surfaces.
Historic Hicks Performance Surfaces After Twelve Years
Twelve years after his untimely and very suspicious death of pancreatic cancer, an October 5, 1993 performance surfaces, where Bill Hicks performs his censored act that was banned from Late Show With David Letterman, from October 1, 1993. Bill Hicks was rightly outraged when his act was censored by CBS and Robert Morton of the Letterman show, which exemplified the ridiculous double-standards of Hollywood and television in general.
Because of Hicks' unfortunate early death in February 1994, this censorship incident is what Bill Hicks is most well-known. The recently discovered MP3 recording of Hicks' October 5, 1993 performance repeats not only the censored act, but also offers Bill's own commentary of the experience, which he attributed to the stupidity of America, and the inability of broadcast television to truly refuse to stretch the envelope, intellectually.
I often wonder what Hicks would have to say about the events of today. When I do, all I need to do is pull out any of his CD's or DVD's, because in 1993, just as today, the asshole in charge was named George Bush.
"The more that things change, the more they stay the same."
--- Circumstances; by RUSH (1978)
"Meet the new boss, same as the old boss."
--- Won't Get Fooled Again; by THE WHO (1971)
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The following sources were used in the creation of this Kentroversy Paper . . .
Bill Hicks - Performs Banned Letterman Show Performance (October 5, 1993)
Guerilla News Network - Bill Hicks Track Found: Get It Free (March 24, 2006)
32 Years On Planet Earth: Agent of Evolution review
Kevin Booth Talks About Bill Hicks - Maybe Quarterly (Spring Equinox 2005)
Bill Hicks CD's @ Amazon.com
Bill Hicks LIVE DVD @ Amazon.com
Bill Hicks - Sane Man DVD @ Amazon.com