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Bill Hicks, 1991

William 'Bill' Hicks (16 December 1961 - 26 February 1994) was an American stand-up comedian known for his controversial act which made fun of religion and politics amongst other areas. Since then, many other stand-up comedians in the United States and United Kingdom have said they have been very influenced by his work, which is still very popular today.

Hicks was born in Valdosta, Georgia and raised in Houston, Texas. He died of pancreatic cancer in Little Rock, Arkansas.


  • True, Cynthia (2002). American Scream: The Bill Hicks Story. New York, NY: HarperCollins.

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    ISBN 0-380-80377-1.