by Michael Glover in New Film on Wednesday 20 July 2011

Ruthless, charming, brilliant, and way ahead of his time, the late Bill Hicks was an American comic who tragically passed away from pancreatic cancer at the youthful age of 32 in 1994. His rants and scathing views on American consumerism, superficiality, mediocrity and banality within the media and popular culture have only grown stronger over the years and inspired comics all over the world.

American: The Bill Hicks Story is a new documentary available now on Netflix, which details the life of Hicks via his family, childhood friends and fellow comedians from his early stand up days in Houston, TX. If you haven’t already- go find out about Bill Hicks. You’ll be glad you did.