Bill Hicks fans should watch Letterman friday night

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  1. ErechOveraker

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    FYI Bill's mother is going to be on to talk to Dave about lots of stuff (we're coming up on the 15th anniversary of his death), and we'll also probably be hearing some other exciting Hicksian news from Dave too.

    And for those that don't know who Bill Hicks is, EDUCATE YOURSELF!
     
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    Bill Hicks was a fucking genius; infinitely and effortlessly funnier than Denis Leary.
     
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    Wait, Denis Leary is funny?
     
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    He did some fairly amusing stuff at one point. That was before he started appearing in tepid comedy movies. he was good in Judgement Night though.
     
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    Yeah, he had some funny moments back in the day. He pretty quickly and deliberately abandoned his stand-up career as soon as his acting one took off though. Something tells me though that Hicks would still be working clubs and living in crappy hotel rooms if he was still alive.
     
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    Tivo'd. Thanks for the update else I would never have known.

    It's strange watching old Bill Hicks and seeing just how relevant his material is today. Just a brilliant guy.
     
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    I'll update the other exciting Hicks/Letterman news we're getting when it's official, I'm really excited for it though.
     
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    So I guess word is starting to trickle out so I can blab, but not only on Friday is Hicks' mom going to be on, but Dave is finally going to show this segment, one of Bill's last. It's common knowledge Dave has been upset over that situation for years, so this seems a fitting tribute and a great way to remember how funny Bill Hicks was and how much we missed out on by his early passing.
     
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    If they show that set for Hicks, I will be very, very happy.
     
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    That's true. I was watching his Sane Man show last month and thinking that except for the very telling shots of the audience with thier clothes and hair, someone who didn't know anything about Bill Hicks could walk in or overhear some of it and think it was a comedian commenting on things today.

    Brilliant man. Brilliant comedian. True artist to his craft.
     
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    Sweet, Dave was always disappointed he never got a chance to make it up to Bill when NBC cut his performance from that show.
     
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    Bill Sheft -- one of Letterman's writers, AND the man whose pre-recorded stand-up segment replaced Hicks when the '93 episode aired -- was on Bob & Tom this morning talking about this. He seemed very pleased with how it turned out, and indicated that Dave has been wanting to do this for a long time.

    I've been out of the habit of watching Letterman for a few years, for some reason. But I'm definitely going to have to watch tonight.
     
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    Crap! I only had to remember for 5 hours after that last post, and I forgot. :( 

    Did anyone get to see it?

    Hope someone torrents it.
     
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    It has been torrented. I don't want to break any rules, but it's all over the place if you know where to look.

    I'm sure it'll be on the CBS Letterman site too by next week.
     
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    Finally got around to finding a torrent of this, and just watched it.

    It was definitely a different set for Bill, but still funnier than many stand-ups.

    I was surprised at the fact that Dave claimed responsibility for removing Bill's set from the '93 episode. That's not the way I had understood it happened.
     
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    I think it was probably a case of the network wanting it cut and Dave going along with the network and not fighting to keep it in. Then having the Mom on it was better for him to take the responsibility and not try to pass the blame off to others.
     
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    Probably.

    Actually, the first time he said it was his decision to have the segment removed, there was brief laughter off-camera that didn't sound like it came from the audience -- just one or two people. Dave sort of glanced over at someone with a half-smile at that point. I took that as an indication that it wasn't really his doing.
     
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    Regardless of who is to blame I think it shows something that Dave's concern was finally making things right even if it meant making himself out to be the bad guy.
     

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