SiriusXM Comedy Greats To Air Uncut Version Of Bill Hicks' 'Rant In E-Minor'
March 30, 2016 at 11:04 AM (PT)
SIRIUSXM COMEDY GREATS channel will air the entire performance that resulted in the late BILL HICKS' influential comedy album "RANT IN E-MINOR" on FRIDAY (4/1) at 3p (ET). The broadcast, "RANT IN E-MINOR: VARIATIONS," accompanied by an audio documentary "BILL HICKS: A LIFE IN COMEDY," will represent the first time the entire show from which the album was taken has been heard since the day HICKS performed it in AUSTIN, TX on OCTOBER 24th, 1993, just four months before his passing from pancreatic cancer at 32. The documentary, hosted by SIRIUSXM's RON BENNINGTON, will include commentary from DAVE ATTELL, JUDAH FRIEDLANDER, BOB SAGET, BARRY CRIMMINS, TOM RHODES, RON WHITE, PAUL PROVENZA, and MARGARET CHO.
“BILL HICKS is one of the most important comedic voices of our generation, and his jokes and indictments seem as relevant and important today as they ever did,” said SIRIUSXM SVP, Comedy Programming JACK VAUGHN. “We’re really excited to be able to have our listeners be the first to hear this amazing uncut show.”
The uncut version of HICKS' performance, removing the musical interludes inserted into the original release, is also being released as a two-CD set and a two-LP vinyl set by COMEDY DYNAMICS on APRIL 15th.