Love All the People: Letters, Lyrics, Routines

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Constable & Robinson, 2004 - American wit and humor - 308 pages
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'I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out' show on prime time. He could have got rich and fat and frightened. But Hicks didn't go the easy way. He turned down the offers Satan made him. Instead he figured out his best shot at truth and then he said it. He attacked the lies that justified and prettified the carnage of the First Gulf War. He attacked the easy surrender of art to commerce, the demeaning cynicism of the marketing culture and the preposterous power of the mainstream media to confuse and corrupt. This is the first collection of all his stand-up routines, with extracts from his diaries, notebooks, letters and final writings. It reveals Hicks' work as both brilliant conventional stand-up comedy and as more interesting and dangerous: an invitation to a life lived without fear.

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User Review  - CliffBurns - LibraryThing

Bill Hicks was the greatest stand-up comedian of all time. No one else comes even close. Pryor was terrific but, compared to Hicks, his comedy was narrowcast and lacked the sheer savagery and visceral ... Read full review

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Being british, most of my favourite comedians are British. This is not some form of racism, but simply that comedy reflects our lives and someone from the same culture knows more about one's lifestyle ... Read full review

Contents

Climbing up to Centre Stage Interview by Julia Joseph
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Recorded Live at the Vic Theatre Chicago
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Recorded at Laff Stop Austin Texas
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