BBC iPlayer: American - The Bill Hicks Story

on Friday, September 02, 2011
Words: Saam Das

SYNOPSIS: "Animated documentary about the rollercoaster life of legendary comedian Bill Hicks, whose profound and hilarious observations on American life changed the face of modern comedy."

Much like 'Lymelife' which recently appeared on the iPlayer, 'American: The Bill Hicks Story' was one of the films that didn't quite make it into our collated blogger poll of the Best 50 Films Of The Year in 2010. It was however in certain bloggers' individual films of the year and I'm told is a particular delight for Hicks' fans.

If like myself, you're less familiar with the influential US comedian, then there's also an hour long performance of his, Revelations, live at the Dominion - also on iPlayer.

Watch 'American: The Bill Hicks Story' on BBC iPlayer until 01:44, 7 September '11. Purchase at

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