Bill Hicks: Agent of Evolution

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9780007198290: Bill Hicks: Agent of Evolution

Written by Bill Hicks' lifelong friend, producer and co-creator Kevin Booth, this book offers the inside story on a unique talent. Hicks was only along for the ride for a tragically short time, yet left an indelible mark on comedy enthusiasts and free-thinkers everywhere.

Bill Hicks: Agent of Evolution offers a rare fly-on-the-wall insight into the life of one of Britain's most loved US comedians. Adored in the UK for his unique style of savage, hilarious comedy, the one person who knew him inside and out tells of a man whose life was just as impassioned and off-the-wall as his comedy.

Even back at High School, in Houston, Texas, Kevin was Bill's co-conspirator, as they sneaked out of Bill's strict Baptist home at night, and headed for the Comedy Workshop, where at the age of fourteen, Bill was going down a storm.

They virtually shared every experience – from magic mushrooms to girls, but it was their music and their vision of comedy, which bound them so closely together. 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.

Michael Bertin, a hugely talented author from Austin, Texas, is co-writing Kevin's fly-on-the-wall biography of Bill Hicks.

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‘I thought he was the most intelligent, most liberating social and political comic I had ever, ever heard.’
– John Cleese

"Bill was right up there with Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor. He was easily the best comic of my generation."
– Brett Butler

"I am one of the many fans of Bill Hicks. I listen to him year after year. He was hilarious, brilliant, brave and right about everything. “
– Henry Rollins

About the Author:

Born in Connecticut in 1961, Kevin Booth grew up in Austin, Texas as Bill Hicks’s long-term friend and the co-creator of many of his shows.

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