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Bill Hicks Collection on Letterman,
Late Show, 1984-93
•Nov 2, 2018
0. November 15, 1984: Bumped. Its inclusion here will become clear towards the end of the collection.
1. December 5, 1984: Bill’s network television debut. Stand-up and quick chat at the end of the show.
2. August 22, 1985. Stand-up and quick chat.
3. February 13, 1986. Stand-up and quick chat.
4. September 12, 1989. Stand-up.
5. December 26, 1989. Stand-up and talk with Dave.
6. June 12, 1990. Stand-up and quick chat.
7. October 3, 1990. Stand-up.
8. September 4, 1991: CBS airs “Survival of the Funniest” on “48 Hours.” Bill Hicks is profiled in one segment as he prepares for his Late Night appearance on April 25, 1991.
9. April 25, 1991. Two segments on Dave with the “48 hours” crew, then Bill Hicks’ stand-up.
10. March 26, 1992. Stand-up.
11. October 27, 1992. Stand-up and talk with Dave.
12. March 19, 1993. Stand-up.
13. October 1, 1993.
A. The saga of Bill’s censored stand-up begins with an interview on a cable access channel in Austin, Texas. It was taped in late October 1993 and shared by mitch0cumstein. The link to his upload is here:
The November 1, 1993, New Yorker profile to which Bill refers can be found here:
B. Bill’s mother Mary Hicks guests on January 30, 2009, and, over fifteen years later, Bill’s banned stand-up finally airs. Dave mentions before her appearance that Bill’s Late Night debut occurred on November 15, 1984. That was actually the date when he was bumped.
C. Portions of the edited Late Show as broadcast on October 1, 1993. Bill Hicks’ stand-up was replaced with Late Show writer Bill Scheft’s from the August 26 shakedown show. Bill Wendell had left for the evening, so Dave handled the Opening Announce, taped at 11:25 PM that night, ten minutes before air.
D. Portions of the original, unaired Late Show as taped in the late afternoon on October 1. Included are Bill Wendell’s opening announce, Dave’s unedited intro, Bill Hicks’ stand-up, and a brief chat after his performance and at the show’s end.
Bill passed away nearly five months later on February 26, 1994, of pancreatic cancer.