The Earlier Death of a great stand up comedian, satirist and musician - Bill Hicks

What is about Bill Hicks' work that has meant his reputation has grown and grown, even after his death?

Born in Georgia in 1961, Bill Hicks worked his way around the US's stand up comedy circuit as a star turn at the Comedy Workshop in Houston, Texas, at the age of 17, when he was still a high-school student by day.

Soon he became a familiar face on Tv shows like Tonight with David Letterman, and by the early 90s, Bill hit the big time. His career and life were cut short.

Bill Hicks died of pancreatic cancer in 1994 at the age of 32.After his death, his work and legacy achieved the significant admiration and acclaim of numerous comedians, writers, actors and musicians alike.In 2007 he was voted the 6th greatest stand up comic on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand ups.

Years after his death, Bill Hicks is bigger than ever.His comedy CDs are bestsellers, there are websites devoted to his life and work.

Fans all over the world go so far as to talk about Bill, describing him as some kind of latter-day Jesus.We know one thing that stands out about Hicks, it was that every show was a great performance, even the bad ones.He put everything into his performances.

Despise the fact that he tragically died young, Bill himself has become an untouchable icon. The more popular a comedian is, the more we should ask ourselves whether we like them for provoking and challenging us, or whether they are stroking our prejudices and pushing our buttons.

Bill Hicks remains one of the most talented stand up world's comedian.

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