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.
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.