Growing up in Texas, Bill Hicks first started performing comedy at the age of 15. He soon became a regular in Houston's comedy circuit, before moving to LA and embarking on a touring schedule, playing up to 300 shows a year, all in a country where he was largely unknown.
In 1990, Hicks performed in the United Kingdom for the first time, and became an instant star, finding fame and notoriety which had escaped him in the US and it was just as Hicks seemed on the verge of a commercial breakthrough in America, that he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and died on February 24, 1994 at just 32.
Using never before seen animation techniques we hear Bill's story, for the first time, through the people who knew him best, his family and friends, showing a timeless legacy left that's as fresh and relevant today as it was when he wrote it.
Over 5 hours of extras:
30 Mins UNSEEN footage and rare clips from Bill's career
3 hours of extend interviews
Bills personal audio journals
Trailers and audience reactions
6 deleted animation scenes
Featurettes including: Bill's family visit abbey road and Dominion, Q&A panel, Comedy School and Dwight in London, The Ranch and Making of Arizona Bay
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A laughing matter
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 22/10/2012 00:02:00
Hicks was an acerbic American stand-up comedian who went through the usual drugs and booze battles before cleaning himself up and really hitting his stride, particularly with UK audiences. Only to be felled by cancer at the age of 32 in 1994. This is a straight documentary of his life and legacy, interspersed with plenty of clips of the comedian in action and some amusingly treated family photographs. Nothing particularly innovative but a fond remembrance of a talent snatched away too soon.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: RJNeb2 on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
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