Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Bill Hicks’ Last Performance

Next month will be the 15th anniversary of the death of Bill Hicks, one of the greatest comic voices in American history. Here’s a clip of the last performance he ever did, while he was dying of pancreatic cancer. On Friday, David Letterman will finally show a set Hicks did on his show in 1993, a set that was cut out of the show because the producers thought it was too controversial. A lot of the material in that set is in this clip as well.