Saturday, January 31

Bill Hicks on The Late Show with David Letterman

Back in October 1993, comedian and gadfly Bill Hicks performed for the taping of Late Show with David Letterman. However, his performance was famously cut from the airing of the episode that night and never saw the light of day. Hicks, unfortunately, died of pancreatic cancer just months later. Last night, more than 15 years later, the show invited Hicks's mother to the show as it broadcast the clip for the first time.

TV Barn has more information on the Hicks performance and its history.


Anonymous Chris said...

Caught this last night - it's always easy to say that Letterman did a stand up thing by inviting Hicks' mother on the show, but... c'mon. Too little too late, maybe?

Good move, just not sure I agree with the sincerity that was projected. (And I like Letterman.)

1:42 PM

Blogger jonderneathica said...

I just like the fact that Bill Hicks' mom is proud of what he did, even if she doesn't agree with everything he spoke out about. If there really is a smokers' heaven, Bill is there.

8:54 PM


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