In 1991, Bill Hicks *nailed it* about Iraq War in 2011

I’m amazed at how much of this routine works for both wars. It’s uncanny.

That was 20 years ago.

This was about the first Iraq War. Notice how long it takes for his routine to give away the difference? Even the SCUD Missile stuff at 3:30 really is just like a vehicle born IED.

“A war is between two armies.” 1991, 2011… This is utterly timeless.

We lost a genius early. Bill Hicks was on the verge of real household name recognition when he died at 32, only a few years after the clip above was filmed. He had just inked a deal with a TV Network when he rapidly began dying of pancreatic cancer.

Bill Hicks was most certainly an unabashed atheist, and he was never afraid to work it into his stand-up. That clip above is from December 1991, and it became known as the Relentless album.

I’ll leave you with a clip of his religious-themed humor from that same night.

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  • Brian Allen

    Bill Hicks is one of the greatest stand-ups ever.

  • WMDKitty

    Gods, he’s right up there with Saint George!

  • Aliasalpha

    As long as there is stupid, Bill Hicks will remain eternally relevant

  • P Smith

    Also 20 years ago, and also remains perfectly spot on:

    The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy, “Winter Of The Long Hot Summer”


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  • usbookz

    alex jones(bill hicks) was really a good comedian i am glad he got saved and changed his life to be a born again believer.

  • Eric

    If you’re a Bill Hicks fan, a Tool fan… You’re enlightened to the truth that William Melvin Hicks was not an Atheist. I don’t know where this publisher got that from.

  • Eric