Tuesday, February 03, 2009
I was always a big Bill Hicks fan. Anyone who referred to his act as "Chomsky with dick jokes" was fine by me.
Anyway, he died 15 years ago this month from pancreatic cancer and his reputation as a cutting edge comic has spread wide and far since then. In what would prove to be his last appearance on Letterman in late '93, he was famously cut out of the broadcast due to what was deemed to be objectionable material by the Letterman staff.
Last week, Dave took the brunt of the blame himself and brought Bill Hicks' mom on to the show to apologize for this mistake and finally air the routine Bill did that long ago night.
Good on you, Dave and RIP Bill Hicks...