Friday, April 27, 2012

April 21st - Beard of the Day - Bill Hicks

We had a call on Twitter to re-use George Carlin as a Beard of the Day. If anyone is able to cut through all the bullshit going on in this series (from suspensions, shitty officiating and horrible goals) it would be Saint George. Sadly, we try our best to not repeat any beards and we stand by that.
Lucky for us, we haven't used someone who is just as good at calling out bullshit - the late, great Bill Hicks. Perhaps no one is better at cutting through and rallying against mediocrity, blind consumerism and hypocrisy than Hicks. Though he passed away far too early in 1994 - it's amazing how relevant his material still is to this day.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Legendary Comedian Bill Hicks Was Definitely a Legend, but Was He a Comedian?

Unpopular Opinions is a new weekly column in which a writer takes a stand against popular opinion, whether it's asserting the true merit of a supposedly guilty pleasure or dissenting against the universally lauded.

Bill Hicks was undoubtedly a massive influence on contemporary standup comedy. The impact of his confrontational style can be seen in countless comedians today, from David Cross to Patton Oswalt, Marc Maron to Denis Leary. Because of this inarguable influence and the high regard in which others hold him, I’ve attempted on several occasions to appreciate Hicks’s material. Each time I listen to it, I have the same reaction: Yes, I agree with most of what you’re saying, but… Where are the jokes? Where’s the comedy?

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Thursday, April 19, 2012