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Bill Hicks

Twisted Sister, Sam Kinison and Comedy Dynamics: Chats with Dee Snider and Brian Volk-Weiss, Plus a Plethora of Premieres

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.19.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Seeing any kind of doc on the band just shows how I went from being this sort of innocent rube -- 'This is great! I'm in a rock band and we're going to be famous!' -- then cut to nearly a decade later, going, 'What the f**k? Who do you gotta blow to get a f**king record deal?'"

Morality, the Zeitgeist, and D**k Jokes: How Post-Carlin Comedians Like Louis C.K. Have Become This Generation's True Philosophers

Nick Simmons | Posted 07.05.2014 | Entertainment
Nick Simmons

They said it about Hicks, and they said it about Carlin: they were not only comedians, but great thinkers. They were cultural commentators, who just happen to pepper in some d**k jokes for good measure.

Bill Hicks: 20 Years Gone

Patton Oswalt | Posted 04.28.2014 | Comedy
Patton Oswalt

I emceed for Bill Hicks in 1991, at Charlie Goodnights in Raleigh, North Carolina. It changed what I wanted to do with comedy, almost instantly.

Max Rice, the Guy Who Punked Fox and Friends, Speaks

Steve Karras | Posted 11.24.2012 | Media
Steve Karras

Meet Max Rice, the 20 year-old film student and stand up comic from Chicago who decided to stage his own bizarre style of political theater when he pranked conservative Fox News host Gretchen Carlson of Fox & Friends.

Five Hilarious Skits That Slam the Insane Drug War

Tony Newman | Posted 09.01.2012 | Comedy
Tony Newman

Comedy is powerful. And while the drug war is not a laughing matter, comedians are often able to capture the absurdity and insanity better than policy papers and traditional journalism. Below are five humorous clips that allow us to laugh, so we don't have to cry.

A Legendary Comedy Club Turns 40

Alf LaMont | Posted 06.26.2012 | Comedy
Alf LaMont

The Comedy Store is a club that helped shape the modern comedy landscape and the story of the club itself is a Hollywood tale for the ages.

HuffPost Review: Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.20.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I get the joke about Pom Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold. I wish it was a little funnier -- or more pointed. It's provocative; it could be more so.

HuffPost Review: American: The Bill Hicks Story

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.12.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There have been any number of comics who have aspired to the mantle held by comic Lenny Bruce and his obvious heir, Richard Pryor. Their successors ra...

Lighting Up and Lifting Off The Ground: Conversations With Shawn Mullins and Chely Wright

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The Thorns absolutely has been my radar since it was first issued. Now, he's been the songwriter's songwriter for a long time: care to go into some of the Shawn Mullins story?

Say 'I Do' to Gay Marriage: It's Just Good Business

Vaishali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Ask any wedding-related business out there if they care if their next big spending client is gay or straight, and I suspect the answer you would get would be, "As long as their credit is good, who cares?"

Kevin Smith v. Southwest Airlines : Getting The Real Skinny

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lee Stranahan

Kevin Smith knew he'd get hammered when he went public with this. He went ahead and did it anyway. God bless him for it.

Letterman Shows Unaired Bill Hicks Stand-Up Act (WATCH)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Bill Hicks, a comedian who described himself as "Chomsky with dick jokes," finally got his shot at the Late Show 15 years after his death. The routine...