Bill Hicks

Comedian and Social Critic
Born Dec 16, 1961

William Melvin "Bill" Hicks was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, and musician. His material largely consisted of general discussions about society, religion, politics, philosophy, and personal issues. Hicks's material was often controversial and steeped in dark comedy.… Read More

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1961 Birth Born on December 16, 1961.


1986 24 Years Old By January 1986, Hicks was using recreational drugs and his financial resources had dwindled.
1987 25 Years Old His career received another upturn in 1987, however, when he appeared on Rodney Dangerfield's Young Comedians Special. … Read More
1988 26 Years Old In 1988, Hicks signed on with his first professional business manager, Jack Mondrus. … Read More
1989 27 Years Old In 1989, he released his first video, Sane Man; a remastered version with 30 minutes of extra footage was released in 1999.
1990 28 Years Old In 1990, Hicks released his first album, Dangerous, performed on the HBO special One Night Stand, and performed at Montreal's Just for Laughs festival. … Read More
1991 29 Years Old 1 More Event
…  During the 1980s, he toured the United States extensively and made a number of high-profile television appearances; but it was in the UK that he amassed a significant fan base, filling large venues during his 1991 tour. … Read More


1992 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Hicks made a brief detour into musical recording with the Marble Head Johnson album in 1992 collaborating with Houston high school friend Kevin Booth and Austin Texas drummer Pat Brown. … Read More
Progressive metal band Tool invited Hicks to open a number of concerts in its 1993 Lollapalooza appearances, where Hicks once asked the audience to look for a contact lens he had lost. … Read More
Hicks performed the final show of his career at Caroline's in New York on January 6, 1994. … Read More
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