Bill Hicks in 1990 on how men and women look at pornography differently (NSFW)

By on September 11, 2015

Texas Monthly reminded us how much we all miss Bill Hicks with this exclusive post of theirs yesterday (Thursday, September 10), of Hicks talkin’ ’bout how women and men look at porn differently (Uh… no duh!).

This classic Hicks excerpt was taped back in 1990, at Loonees Comedy Corner, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and, as TM point out (so we guess we will too), it “contains language and sexually explicit material. It’s extremely NSFW. Seriously.”

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Today, Friday, is the release date for Bill Hicks: The Complete Collection, which captures every commercially released album and special, over ten hours of unreleased performances pulled from Hicks’ own collection of shows recorded over many years of touring, and a photo book with many rare and never-before-seen photos. The collection features twelve CDs, six DVDs, and a photo book, and, as Dan Solomon over at Texas Monthly writes, “though some of that material includes previously released material, the real jewel of the set is the whopping ten hours of unreleased footage culled from Hicks’ personal recordings from countless nights on the road.”

Here’s more from Solomon over at Texas Monthly and what he had to say about this clip:

“Below, you can take an exclusive look at one of those recordings, as a laid-back Hicks goes deep on some extremely NSFW material at Colorado Springs’ Loonees Comedy Corner in 1990. (Really, we can’t stress enough the extent to which the bit is not for the sensitive-eared.) Hicks never shied from dirty material—one of his better known routines involved fielding complaints from his parents about how better-known comedians don’t need to swear in their act, to which he would reply,‘Bob Hope doesn’t play the sh*tholes that I play, all right?’ before describing the sort of material that Hope would be doing if he had to take the stage at a venue like, well, Loonees.”

“The exclusive clip below from Comedy Dynamics’ Bill Hicks’ box set definitely gives an accurate sample of the free-associating, foul-mouthed material he dished out. It’s dirty, funny, weird, and—most importantly—a new look at an important, wildly influential comedian whose material had been considered pretty fully excavated. We’d give anything to know what Bill Hicks would make of these times we’ve found ourselves in now, but since that’s impossible (unless, of course…), we’ll take this never-before-released look at the man as a young performer wooing a difficult room. But just don’t watch it at work, and not with children in the room.”

 

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Over at Amazon’s page, the box set description says this:

Bill Hicks’ legacy has been compiled into one comprehensive box set. The Complete Collection captures every commercially-released album and special, over ten hours of unreleased performances, and a photo book of rare and never-before-seen photos. Now through Comedy Dynamics his work will once again step into the spolight and will be enjoyed by and influence another generation of comics and fans.

Video includes: Live At Comedy Annex Houston ‘81, Live At Comedy Annex Houston ‘84, Live In Indianapolis ‘85, Live At Comedy Annex Houston ‘86, The Early Years TV Interview, The Outlaw Comics, The Outlaw Comics Interview, Sane Man, Live At Funny Farm Chicago ’89, Live At Loonees Colorado Springs ’90, Live At Igby’s Los Angeles ’90, Live At Igby’s Los Angeles ’93, Relentless Reflections One Night Stand, Ninja Bachelor Party, Live At Zanie’s Nashville ’91, Live At Punchline San Francisco ’91, Totally Bill Hicks Live At The Laff Stop Austin, November ’91, Live At The Laff Stop Austin, December ’92, Live At The Laff Stop Austin, June ’93, Live At The Laff Stop Austin, October ’93.

Audio includes: 12/16/61 Arizona Bay Dangerous Flying Saucer Tour Vol. 1, Love, Laughter And Truth Rant In E-Minor Relentless Salvation Flying Saucer Tour Vol. 2, Early Bill Hicks Queen’s Theatre Early Show Queen’s Theatre Late Show

Photo Book: 48 Pages of rare and never-before-seen photos.

Bill Hicks died on February 26, 1994 at the age of 32, he died of pancreatic cancer in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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(h/t Texas Monthly)

About Bryan Thomas

Bryan Thomas has been a freelancing writer/critic for All Music Guide, and a contributor to Launch, Music Connection, Big Takeover and numerous other publications and entertainment websites, blogs and zines, most of them long gone. He's written more than sixty sets of liner notes. He’s also worked for over twenty years at mostly reissue record labels -- prior to that he worked in bookstores and record stores, going all the way back to the original vinyl daze. He lives in the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA.