American: The Bill Hicks Story (2009)
DVDRip | English | mp4 | 720 x 400 | x264 @ 992 Kbps | AAC 48 kHz Stereo | 01:41:30 | 726 Mb
Genre: Documentary, Animation, Biography, Comedy | Release Date: 14 May 2010 (UK)
Photo-animated feature documentary, uniquely narrated by the 10 people who knew Bill best.
William Melvin "Bill" Hicks (December 16, 1961 – February 26, 1994) was an American stand-up comedian, satirist and musician. His humor challenged mainstream beliefs, aiming to "enlighten people to think for themselves." Hicks used a ribald approach to express his material, describing himself as "Chomsky with dick jokes." His jokes included general discussions about society, religion, politics, philosophy and personal issues. Hicks' material was often controversial and steeped in dark comedy. In both his stand-up performances and during interviews, he often criticized consumerism, superficiality, mediocrity and banality within the media and popular culture, describing them as oppressive tools of the ruling class, meant to "keep people stupid and apathetic."