The Ultimate Bill Hicks Quiz
Welcome to LOVEFiLM's Ultimate Bill Hicks Quiz. In order to compile a list of questions that only the truest Bill Hicks fans would be able to answer, we went straight to Hicks experts Matt Harlock and Paul Thomas, the directors of American: The Bill Hicks Story. So, over to them...
"Hi there LOVEFiLM, making this documentary about Bill's amazing life has been a real journey for us over the last 4 years, interviewing all the people closest to him and developing a new animation style to bring his world to life. The film played to thousands of fans, both new and old, on its theatrical run and the release of the film on DVD now gives a whole new audience the chance to discover the man who changed comedy forever.
We've put together ten fiendishly difficult quiz questions – if you are the ‘Ultimate Bill Hicks Fan’, they should be no problem! For a real incentive, the team at Jongleurs Comedy Club have given us a pair of one year passes for the winner of 'LOVEFiLM's Ultimate Bill Hicks Quiz.' So, good luck, and we really hope you enjoy the film."
The Ultimate Bill Hicks Quiz
1. Which Houston comedy club did Bill start performing in as a teenager?
2. What was the name of Bill's high school band?
3. While Bill's friends went to college, where did Bill go to pursue his career in Comedy?
4. When Bill returned to Houston, he joined a group of hard-partying comics - what were they called?
5. Which national American TV show did Bill first appear on?
6. After going sober, what was the name of Bill's first full length performance recorded in Austin?
7. Bill was the only comic to talk about the Iraq war at which Canadian comedy festival?
8. After Bill had become famous in the UK, what was the name of his landmark show recorded at London's Dominion theatre?
9. What was the name of the TV show that Bill was developing with Tiger Aspect just before his death?
10. Where did Bill come in Channel 4’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups poll this year?
For your chance to win a pair of one year passes to Jongleurs Comedy Club, e-mail your answers to email@example.com. Good luck!
American: The Bill Hicks Story is released as a special 2 disc set with 5 hours of extras including 2 hours of featurettes - a must have for any Bill Hicks fan. Click here to add this and other Bill Hicks titles to your rental list here
American: The Bill Hicks Story
“Folks, you can evolve. Did you know that? Okay – I’ll go first.”
Three years in the making, American: The Bill Hicks Story is the new animated feature documentary that brings the tale of one of modern culture’s most iconic heroes to a new audience.
Much more than a comedian, Bill Hicks was and still is an inspiration to millions – his unique gift was to create new ways of thinking by turning ideas upside down, and in the years since his death, he has become increasingly popular as he continues to be discovered by successive generations.
Pushing documentary storytelling in a new direction, American uses a stunning new animation technique to bring his story alive, told for the first time by those that knew him best.
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