Robert smith literary agency harpercollins archives. More than 10 years after bill hicks died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 32, leaving a. Revelations, a recording of his last live performance in the united kingdom made at the dominion theatre, and its just a ride, a documentary about hicks life which features interviews with friends, admirers, and family. Kevin produced, engineered and performed on many of bill s recordings, and it is largely due to him, that so much of bill s comedy is readily available on cd and video. Bill hicks, agent of evolution by kevin booth chortle. Interviewees include two major american chat show hosts, david letterman and jay leno, the actor eric bogosian and a wide. Kevin booth, alex jones, and bill hicks producer exposed. He was also writing a book of personal essays, new happiness, the. The true life story of the outlaw comic who tried to save the world, as told by the 10 people who knew him best.
Thankyou kevin booth and to everyone who helped make that project possible. I recently saw a video where you and bill hicks are on site covering the waco massacre in 1993. He was known for his documentary film series american drug war. Ninja bachelor party is a 1991 lowbudget comedy film produced by and starring bill hicks, kevin booth, and david johndrow. Despite its flaws, its the best avenue for the most complete and honest story regarding bill hicks. The life of bill hicks poised for stardom, the irreverent comedian battled. Written by bill hicks s lifelong friend, producer and cocreator kevin booth, this title offers the inside story on a unique talent.
With bill hicks, richard belzer, eric bogosian, kevin booth. Michael bertin, a hugely talented author from austin, texas, is cowriting kevin s flyonthewall biography of bill hicks. In many ways its fantastic, the animated cut scenes, the clips, its same old hicks. It was voted by spin magazine as the 11th greatest comedy album of all time. William melvin hicks december 16, 1961 february 26, 1994 was an american standup.
The event was organized by author jose arguelles, the aug. Kevin slade, elder brother of dwight, introduced him to transcendental. Jointly written by his close friend kevin booth, who is now a documentary director. From a career standpoint, it became apparent he needed to turn things around, wrote friend kevin booth in his book. This book is a very good companion to the movie american the bill hicks story.
I know that having read the book, seen the sane man and other bill hicks dvd. Cowritten by kevin booth, one of hicks closest lifelong friends and collaborators, agent of evolution tells the story of hicks career and life, drawing on multiple. I was a fan of bills for nearly 10 years before that docu came out, and every time i watch it i enjoy it immensely. John higgs top 10 psychedelic nonfiction books the. A fantastic book that gives the best and most personal insight into the life of the late, great bill hicks. Comic bill hicks excellent interdimensional adventure. Totally bill hicks is a video, originally released in 1994, documenting the life and comedy of bill hicks. His timeless comedy tackled the contradictions of america and. Join facebook to connect with kevin booth and others you may know.
Filmmakers like kevin booth deserve worldwide recognition, and we were lucky to sit down with him for an interview with media roots. Bill hicks kevin booth arizona bay recording sessions. Comedian bill hicks died over two decades ago or at least thats what the sheeple want you to believe, and while his posthumous catalog has been lovingly curated by his parents and longtime. Hicks in the song how to shake hands from their 2018 album, book of bad. The amazing comedian bill hicks passed away in 1994, but his legend continues to grow.
What saves this book is the contribution from others who were close to bill, like the women in his life and the comedians whom he befriended. Sane man released in 1989 is the first officially video recorded bill hicks show. On the other hand i found myself anxious to get through this book and on to the other two bill hicks books i purchased because it was such a meandering disjointed. Ninja bachelor party 1991 directed by kevin booth, bill.
As the prologue to this personal memoir of his lifelong friend bill hicks, kevin booth recalls one of the many times they were tripping on. The last period of his life, it was like bill to the 10th power, says kevin booth. Hicks was only along for the ride for a tragically short time, yet left an indelible mark on comedy enthusiasts and freethinkers everywhere. The bill hicks story brings the tale of one of modern cultures most iconic heroes to the big screen. Written by bill hicks lifelong friend, producer and cocreator kevin bo. Agent of evolution offers a rare flyonthewall insight into the life of one of britains most loved us comedians. As a huge hicks fan and having read the fantastic biography by his mate kevin booth, i was exepecting alot from this. Can you say data mining and the use of it to corrupt the people of this country. But according to booth, now a filmmaker and producer, the 1987 harmonic conversion event was the turning point. Kevin booth admits bill hicks faked his death in book. The essential biography of the excoriating and courageous american comic by his close childhood friend and coconspirator, kevin booth, who has written an intimate and vividly insightful narrative of bill hicks s brief 33 years of life in all its brilliance. Besides producing many of hicks top selling cds and videos such as relentless, arizona bay, rant in e minor and sane man booth s first book titled bill hicks agent of evolution was. Written by bill hicks lifelong friend, producer and cocreator kevin booth, this book offers the inside story on a unique talent.
Region 2 this dvd may not be viewable outside europe. Much more than a comedian, bill hicks was and still is an inspiration to millions. Kevin is also known for working with his best friend, the late great comedian bill hicks who he cofounded sacred cow productions with in 1984. Bill hicks by kevin booth and michael bertin books. Kevin booth admits bill hicks faked his death in the book bill hicks. It is a parody of martial arts movies and was intentionally dubbed improperly. Bill hicks and kevin booth complete footage they filmed outside waco in 1993, over the controversial siege between the atf, david koresh and the branch davidians in. Completely focused, a newlysober hicks paces the stage like a wild animal riffing effortless. American the bill hicks story kevin booth unseen footage. Obsessives will love the wealth of detail collected in kevin booth and michael bertins biography of comedian bill hicks, says stephanie merritt. In may 2005, booth traveled to britain to promote his first book bill hicks agent of.
Agent of evolution to be an extremely frustrating read. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The disease quickly spread to his liver, forcing him to undergo weekly chemotherapy while he toured and recorded his album, arizona bay, with american drug war director kevin booth. Written by bill hicks lifelong friend, producer, and cocreator, kevin booth offers the inside story into the man who was only along for the ride for a tragically short time, yet left an indelible mark on comedy enthusiasts and freethinkers everywhere. The film is structured around the different strains of comedy in the hicks standup, sampling the best of his confrontational performance. Bill hicks its just a ride revelations original unedited ending sub ita duration. Bill hicks is one of my favorite comedians, and this book is an excellent telling of his history, his influences, and his sad death from pancreatic cancer when he was just about to make it big. Discover book depositorys huge selection of kevin booth books online. On one hand it is extremely informative and reveals a great deal about bill s life and his personality. Written by bill hicks lifelong friend, producer, and cocreator, kevin booth offers the inside story into the man who was only along for the ride for a tragically short time, yet left an indelible read more. Hicks was only along for the ride for a tragically short time, yet read more. Annex houston released in 1986 was a video of an early standup performance by hicks recorded live in texas. Synopsis written by bill hicks lifelong friend, producer and cocreator kevin booth, this book offers the inside story on a unique talent. Bill hicks agent of evolution by kevin booth and michael.
Bill hicks bio, age, death, comedy, net worth, book. Agent of evolution by kevin booth and michael bertin psychedelics are often thought to have faded in influence after the mid 70s, but this is not the case. It was the first complete hicks show ever filmed and bill pulled out all the stops for the cameras. Booth worked with comedian bill hicks, until the time of his death on february 26, 1994 and posthumously produced hicks records rant in e minor and arizona bay. Kevin booth born october 2, 1961 is an american film director, producer, lecturer and musician. Kevin booth, alex jones, and bill hicks producer exposed 1 min read. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the. Written by bill hicks lifelong friend, producer, and cocreator, kevin booth offers the inside story into the man who was only along for the ride for a tragically short time, yet left an indelible. There is also a good discussion of the infamous incident where hicks routine was cut from the the late show with david letterman because letterman. Besides producing many of hicks top selling cds and videos such as relentless, arizona bay, rant in e minor and sane man booth s first book titled bill hicks agent of evolution was released through harper collins uk in 2005. Did comedian bill hicks meet interdimensional beings. It was filmed throughout austin, texas and houston, texas over the course of ten years due to the producers not taking the project seriously.586 994 737 1142 1128 1020 625 771 899 819 104 1433 1421 937 1316 730 1469 1424 1447 892 1050 492 264 9 686 274 207 516 322 635 379 1113 307 341 203 1356 1131 1134