• American: The Bill Hicks Story

  • By: Redbush Entertainment Ltd
  • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Release date: 04-25-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Redbush Entertainment Ltd
  • 4.2 (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

American is the story of one of the most influential comedians of the modern era. Even though Bill Hicks died over 16 years ago, his reputation has continued to grow. He is still regularly found in top 20 polls of ‘best’ comedians, and is regarded by many as the 'comedians' comedian' - such is his high regard.
This recording is a lasting record of his life, based on hundreds of interviews across America, as told by the people who knew him best. The principal characters in his life had never all spoken at one time before. They include his mother, Mary Hicks; his brother, Steve; his sister, Lynn; and his closest friends: Dwight Slade, Kevin Booth, David Johndrow, and many of the ‘Houston’ gang of friends and comics.
Bill’s comedy sought the bigger truths of life, and he openly challenged the government in the USA, ensuring that he was never able to gain a mainstream television audience in his own country. His take on everything from smoking, drinking, drugs, the military, and music, were unique and absolutely hilarious.
Music for Bill and his close friends was an obsession, and some of that recorded work can be heard as a soundtrack on this audiobook. Some of his best comedy performances can be heard here also: including recordings from way back in tiny clubs in Houston in 1979, to the big international festival Just For Laughs, and his Revelations tour in London.
This recording preserves Bill’s story, bringing together his journey, his friendships, and some of his finest comedy moments - all recounted by the people who knew him best.
©2010 American The Movie Ltd (P)2010 Redbush Entertainment Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"Beautifully told." (Empire)
"Hysterically funny and deeply moving." (Daily Mirror)
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By Cruz on 02-07-17

Super short

Great story but not worth the price for how short it is. Will now look on YouTube for more Bill Hicks footage.

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By Dale Joyner on 07-17-16

The Best!

Bill Hicks is fantastic, funny....and wise. In my opinion he's in the top five best comics ever. Carlin, Pryor, Williams, Lenny & Hicks. Thank the one Love consciousness that I was on the planet during the same 32 years that Bill was.

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By Louise on 05-04-11

Very entertaining, recommend

This is a really entertaining listen and a great introduction for the non-initiated. Highly recommend this.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful


By Anonymous User on 01-09-18

Made me want to go back in time...

More like a good radio documentary than a book, loved it even if it made me sad.

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By Shirley on 10-16-16

excellent

Made you realise that comedy is not just some flippant form of entertainment. That it is from people who have thought about life which is sadly something missing from most people.

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