History YMMV / BillHicks

19th Sep '16 6:28:07 PM wyattte
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* LoveItOrHateIt: For numerous reasons, some [[SirSwearsALot very obvious,]] Hicks' comedy isn't for everyone, and he still polarizes people today.




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* ValuesDissonance: While often considered ahead of his time, Bill was also ''very'' much a product of the late 80s shock comedy scene, the kind where guys like Creator/SamKinison prospered. In light of the social climate today, it might be a bit jarring to experience Bill with fresh ears now - halfway between politically incorrect humor and the insightful commentary he developed a cult following for. By today's standards, bits of Bill's material simply come off like casual homophobia and mild sexism. Of course, the changing standards in comedy is just one more reason fans often wonder WhatCouldHaveBeen, had he lived to see his influence grow.
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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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: 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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