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American: The Bill Hicks Story

Premiered at SXSW and soon on its way to YOU!

God Bless Bill Hicks. One of a kind. Finally we’ll get to see the film we’ve been waiting for. Reports out of SXSW say it’s as good as you hoped it would be.   

Watch the trailer for the film.   

WARNING: Be careful going to the Americanthemovie-dotcom website as something is amiss; your browser might be hijacked and rerouted to a fake virus scan ad. This was occurring March 17th and hopefully will be fixed ASAP.   

For the time being, safely follow the news at the official Bill Hicks website.   

“What you find is that they don’t want you to talk about ideas on television”.   

“That’s what being a patriot means…that you question the power.”   

From beyond the Great Beyond.

Hicky wiki 


December Boys got it bad. RIP, my friend.

As I was preparing this piece Wednesday evening I learned of Alex Chilton‘s death, reportedly of a heart attack, at 59. I’m just… stunned. I can’t process this right now and do his memory justice in an hour, but Friday’s TGIF will be my tribute to a man I grew up with through the power of music. The Box Tops, Big Star, and everything in-between and after…what a tragic loss

NY Times story

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American: The Bill Hicks Story

Still burning brightly, even from another dimension

Still burning brightly, even from another dimension

This is the kind of email that makes all the spam-wading worthwhile:


American: The Bill Hicks Story” is a groundbreaking new animated documentary that will be released worldwide in 2010. For the first time, Bill’s unique story is told by the people that knew him best, using a stunning new animation technique that fully reveals the worlds that shaped his character and featuring the rare archive footage from Bill’s own collection…

– “a deeply perceptive, fittingly honest tribute…” London Film Festival

– “inventive and daring…one of the few great docs for 2010 that has balls.” SheffDocFest

LONDON FILM FESTIVAL TICKETS – We are very excited that we have been invited to show the film at the London Film Festival…and Bill’s family are coming over to join us for the event. Tickets are on sale now! Call 020 7928 3232 or link to the page. There are two screenings, but Monday Oct 26th at 2pm is the SPECIAL FAN SCREENING, after which:

extended Q&A/meet and greet w Bill’s family.

exclusive memorabilia/gift for each attendee

– get first access to the ‘Bill champion’ initiative to help spread the word about Bill and the film in advance of the release next year.


Everything you need to know about the film – exclusive clips, video footage from the families archive, etc. – is at the website, so have at it, folks.

From beyond the Great Beyond.

From beyond the Great Beyond.

My previously published essay about one of my comedy heroes.

The IMDB link to the film.

The Bill Hicks website.

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