Trivia / Bill Hicks

  • Executive Meddling: Hicks' final appearance on The David Letterman Show was pulled entirely. Letterman apologised directly to Bill's family for this a few years ago and said it probably said more about him as a person than it did about the material, and then proceeded to play the routine in its entirety. Worth noting that Bill's routine had a bit that attacked pro-lifers, and a pro-life group had been one of the advertisers of the show; Bill concluded that was why it had happened.
  • One of Us:
    • He used the last few weeks of his life before he succumbed to cancer to reread The Lord of the Rings.
    • One of the tracks on Arizona Bay is titled "Clam Lappers and Sonic the Hedgehog", where he enthusiastically declares that if interactive porn were to exist, he'd have high scores at "Clam Lappers".
    "And that was one weekend. That was Easter weekend, man!"
  • Playing Against Type: The posthumously-released album Lo-Fi Troubadour. It's a collection of acoustic songs that Hicks wrote and recorded on the side. The songs are sweet, gentle, and basically as far from his comic persona as possible.