Bill Hicks Agent of Evolution

By Kevin Booth

Written through invoice Hick's lifelong good friend, manufacturer, and co-creator, Kevin sales space bargains the interior tale into the fellow who was once basically alongside for the experience for a tragically couple of minutes, but left an indelible mark on comedy fans and freethinkers in all places. invoice Hicks: Agent of Evolution bargains a unprecedented fly-on-the-wall perception into the lifetime of one among Britain's such a lot enjoyed US comedians. loved within the united kingdom for his special sort of savage, hilarious comedy, the only one that knew him in and out tells of a guy whose lifestyles used to be simply as impassioned and off-the-wall as his comedy. Even again at highschool, in Houston, Texas, Kevin used to be Bill's co-conspirator, as they sneaked out of Bill's strict Baptist domestic at evening, and headed for the Comedy Workshop, the place on the age of fourteen, invoice was once taking place a typhoon. They almost shared each adventure - from magic mushrooms to ladies, however it was once their tune and their imaginative and prescient of comedy, which sure them so heavily jointly. Kevin produced, engineered and played on a lot of Bill's recordings, and it really is principally because of him, that loads of Bill's comedy is instantly on hand on CD and video. Michael Bertin, a highly proficient writer from Austin, Texas, is co-writing Kevin's fly-on-the-wall biography of invoice Hicks.

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I didn’t think it, yet i assumed that he believed it. He was once ultra-healthy – legumes, veggie, the whole lot. the subsequent time I went out with him used to be a couple of yr later – and that i love this approximately invoice, this is often such vintage invoice – the very subsequent time, he used to be smoking Marlboro reds and ingesting immediately scotch. It outfitted superbly with me, simply because I had simply damaged up with my past love in collage. He was once a mountain climber, and he had rejected me simply because I had received a few weight in collage, so i used to be now anti-everything approximately fit humans.

A lot of it was once shot at Houston condominium. The roof photographs we did via ourselves. We placed the digicam on a tripod and did a few horribly undesirable kung fu battling at the roof of Bill’s development. David Johndrow, who used to be truly residing in Houston for a time, helped us movie many of the struggle scenes within the streets. there has been additionally a suffering comedienne good friend of Bill’s, who got here out and shot digicam for us in addition. these scenes have been in entrance of Houston condo. The struggle scene in a health club: that used to be within the weight room at Houston condo.

Sam Kinison was once round. He got here down and observed him. i do know simply because Sam referred to as and that i replied the telephone. i believe that used to be the final time invoice observed Kinison, yet I don’t keep in mind what the feud used to be over. besides, we obtained great Mario Bros, and Nintendo didn’t have a “save” functionality again then. It didn’t subject, we simply saved enjoying. We slept for might be an hour right here or there. you'll pause the sport, yet so long as the computer stayed on you have been ok. We have been like, “Let’s visit the top. ” So we did. i used to be again in Texas whilst he got here as much as the Heights condo.

At the come-down we saved guffawing our asses off. Epstein stayed Epstein the total time. EPSTEIN I didn’t see something. You men observed spaceships? invoice Dude, they're throughout us straight away. there's one correct at the back of you. they're all over the place. EPSTEIN I don’t imagine mushrooms are as robust as they was. It was once the sort of reworking adventure. invoice began speaking approximately it from the degree. “Yeah, we’re crackers. sign up for us later. once you break out from the scent of diesel out of your buses, why don’t you return out to the pond and I’ll express you a fucking cow paddy that becomes a mothership at will.

First, i presumed he was once choked with shit. moment, I didn’t wish him to give up comedy to do Marble Head Johnson full-time. 3rd, i assumed he was once filled with shit. Who used to be he kidding? Bill’s destiny was once in comedy, that is a twist simply because again in highschool i used to be thoroughly stunned whilst invoice acknowledged he used to be leaving Texas to visit los angeles to do comedy full-time, simply because i presumed tension used to be going to be the longer term. i do know he used to be uninterested in traveling, and perhaps the belief of being in a band used to be without warning attractive. yet what do bands do?

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