One of the most intellectual, and influential comedians of the past 30 years. Although mainly recognized as a comedian, Bill was also a modern-day philosopher, psychonautic, and a social commentator. Bill's comedy, as well as his idealism, has influenced the likes of Dennis Leary, a fellow comedian, as well as the progressive/acid/technical rock band Tool. Primarily concerned with the spiritual and recreational use of psychedelic drugs, his experiences while on Psilocybin mushrooms, LSD, and Marijuana have led him to form many of his theories on human existence, human condition, and ultimately, the meaning of life. Although not turned on to Politics, Bill served as somewhat of an extreme social commentator, not only to implement his opinions into his work, but to influence the minds of those who watched his comedy. An avid smoker, Bill expressed what appeared to be a semi-hostile, yet funny attitude towards those who opposed smoking (this attitude was also present in popular topics like abortion and governmental foreign policy). A true human being with an intuitive mind surpassed by none, Bill was a legend both in his comedic work, and in modern thinking. He died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 32 on February 26th, 1994.
Roger: Have you ever heard of Bill Hicks?
Bob: No, I haven't.
Roger: That figures, he's pretty underrated. You should check him out.