History YMMV / BillHicks

10th May '16 2:56:42 PM DoctorCooper
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* {{Flanderization}}: Hicks didn't ''just'' go into screeds about drugs and politicians and conspiracy theories. He was quite talented at observational comedy and could also work clean.
22nd Oct '15 7:28:52 PM Josef5678
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* CompletelyMissingThePoint: Pretty much every time that Garth Ennis quoted or referenced Bill Hicks in the pages of ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'', as Ennis was fond of using Hicks' material to mock people Ennis didn't like, all the while ignoring the fact that Custer and Cassidy were the type of people Hicks routinely mocked in his stand-up.
18th Oct '15 5:17:39 PM nombretomado
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* CompletelyMissingThePoint: Pretty much every time that Garth Ennis quoted or referenced Bill Hicks in the pages of ''{{Preacher}}'', as Ennis was fond of using Hicks' material to mock people Ennis didn't like, all the while ignoring the fact that Custer and Cassidy were the type of people Hicks routinely mocked in his stand-up.

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* CompletelyMissingThePoint: Pretty much every time that Garth Ennis quoted or referenced Bill Hicks in the pages of ''{{Preacher}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'', as Ennis was fond of using Hicks' material to mock people Ennis didn't like, all the while ignoring the fact that Custer and Cassidy were the type of people Hicks routinely mocked in his stand-up.
29th Jul '15 9:34:00 AM mrnickname
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* Flanderization: Hicks didn't ''just'' go into screeds about drugs and politicians and conspiracy theories. He was quite talented at observational comedy and could also work clean.

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* Flanderization: {{Flanderization}}: Hicks didn't ''just'' go into screeds about drugs and politicians and conspiracy theories. He was quite talented at observational comedy and could also work clean.
29th Jul '15 9:32:25 AM mrnickname
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* Flanderization: Hicks didn't ''just'' go into screeds about drugs and politicians and conspiracy theories. He was quite talented at observational comedy and could also work clean.
23rd Mar '15 5:52:57 PM CassandraLeo
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* MemeticMutation: While never a mainstream success, his effect on the stand-up comedy world is HUGE. His style is probably one of the most commonly sited as being imitated. To the point nearly every comedy club in America has graffitti in the green room saying "Stop Trying to be Hicks."

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* MemeticMutation: While never a mainstream success, his effect on the stand-up comedy world is HUGE. His style is probably one of the most commonly sited cited as being imitated. To the point nearly every comedy club in America has graffitti in the green room saying "Stop Trying to be Hicks."
16th Aug '14 9:06:52 PM Cuchulainn
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** In one bit, he talks about being so sick of a particular trend, he could puke blood. [[Characters/GLRedLanternCorps Why does that sound familiar?]]
13th Apr '14 1:46:51 PM Premonition45
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** His Music/RickAstley jokes are very applicable to Music/JustinBieber nowadays.
25th Mar '14 7:11:14 AM Willbyr
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* CoveredUp: A lingering criticism of Creator/DenisLeary is that he stole some of his early material (mainly smoking/cancer related material) from Hicks.

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* CoveredUp: A lingering criticism of Creator/DenisLeary is that he stole some of his early material (mainly smoking/cancer related material) material and "good musicians die while sucky musicians don't") from Hicks.



* CrossesTheLineTwice: Most of his act, but none more so than when he brings out lolicon-loving, sex maniacal, AntiChrist wannabe 'Goatboy', or 'Beelzebozo, The Clown from Hell.'

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: CrossesTheLineTwice:
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Most of his act, but none more so than when he brings out lolicon-loving, sex maniacal, AntiChrist wannabe 'Goatboy', or 'Beelzebozo, The Clown from Hell.'



* FunnyAneurysmMoment:
** Jokes in 1988 about coming back around 1994 with a smoking-related illness, a tracheotomy and a voicebox: "Y'all were right, smoking's bad!"[[labelnote:For the curious]]Hicks died in February of 1994 of pancreatic cancer that, by the time it was discovered, had already metastasized to his liver. Smokers are more prone to various pancreatic cancers.[[/labelnote]]

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment:
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FunnyAneurysmMoment: Jokes in 1988 about coming back around 1994 with a smoking-related illness, a tracheotomy and a voicebox: "Y'all were right, smoking's bad!"[[labelnote:For the curious]]Hicks died in February of 1994 of pancreatic cancer that, by the time it was discovered, had already metastasized to his liver. Smokers are more prone to various pancreatic cancers.[[/labelnote]]


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* MemeticMutation: While never a mainstream success, his effect on the stand-up comedy world is HUGE. His style is probably one of the most commonly sited as being imitated. To the point nearly every comedy club in America has graffitti in the green room saying "Stop Trying to be Hicks."


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17th Mar '14 6:13:26 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* MisaimedFandom:
** Garth Ennis famously tried to shoehorn numerous references to Hicks in his comic series ''{{Preacher}}'', even though a good amount of the series (most notably the anti-religious themes) directly contradict Hicks' own views on religion (Hicks believed in the existence of God and the usage of psychedelic substances to achieve closeness to God, whereas Ennis and ''Preacher'' were violently anti-religion and ended with [[spoiler:the main character having God assassinated by a rogue angel]]).
*** To be fair, though, while Hicks was definitely a theist, he was ''extremely'' opposed to existing organised religions (especially Christianity) and said on ''Rant in E-Minor'' that it was humans' role to create a new religion.
** Hicks is quoted by just about every StrawNihilist on the Web.

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* MisaimedFandom:
** Garth Ennis famously tried to shoehorn numerous references to Hicks in his comic series ''{{Preacher}}'', even though a good amount of the series (most notably the anti-religious themes) directly contradict Hicks' own views on religion (Hicks believed in the existence of God and the usage of psychedelic substances to achieve closeness to God, whereas Ennis and ''Preacher'' were violently anti-religion and ended with [[spoiler:the main character having God assassinated by a rogue angel]]).
*** To be fair, though, while Hicks was definitely a theist, he was ''extremely'' opposed to existing organised religions (especially Christianity) and said on ''Rant in E-Minor'' that it was humans' role to create a new religion.
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MisaimedFandom: Hicks is quoted by just about every StrawNihilist on the Web.



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