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William Melvin Hicks (December 16, 1961 – February 26, 1994) was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist and musician. [1]

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Adam Freeland

Adam Freeland (born 7 August 1973) is an English record producer and DJ.

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Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was a German politician, demagogue, and revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei; NSDAP), Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945.

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Alabama

Alabama is a state in the southeastern region of the United States.

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American Dream

The American Dream is a national ethos of the United States, the set of ideals (democracy, rights, liberty, opportunity and equality) in which freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, as well as an upward social mobility for the family and children, achieved through hard work in a society with few barriers.

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American: The Bill Hicks Story

American: The Bill Hicks Story is a 2009 biographical documentary film on the life of comedian Bill Hicks.

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Anti-abortion movements

Anti-abortion movements, also referred to as pro-life movements, are involved in the abortion debate advocating against the practice of abortion and its legality.

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Arizona Bay

Arizona Bay is an album by comedian Bill Hicks, posthumously released in 1997.

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Assassination of John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated on Friday, November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m. in Dallas, Texas, while riding in a presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza.

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Austin, Texas

Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County, with portions extending into Hays and Williamson counties.

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Ænema

"Ænema" is a song by rock band Tool, released as the third single from their third major-label release Ænima.

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Ænima

Ænima is the second studio album by American rock band Tool.

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BBC

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.

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Black comedy

Black comedy, also known as dark comedy or gallows humor, is a comic style that makes light of subject matter that is generally considered taboo, particularly subjects that are normally considered serious or painful to discuss.

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Branch Davidians

The Branch Davidians (also known as The Branch) are a religious group that originated in 1955 from a schism among the Shepherd's Rod/Davidians.

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Brendon Burns (comedian)

Brendon Burns (born 19 April 1971) is an Australian stand-up comedian and author who mostly performs in the UK.

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Built to Spill

Built to Spill is an American indie rock band based in Boise, Idaho, United States.

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Cannabis (drug)

Cannabis, also known as marijuana among other names, is a psychoactive drug from the ''Cannabis'' plant intended for medical or recreational use.

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Carolines on Broadway

Carolines on Broadway is a venue for stand-up comedy located in Times Square in New York City on Broadway between 49th and 50th Street.

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CBS

CBS (an initialism of the network's former name, the Columbia Broadcasting System) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of CBS Corporation.

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Chain smoking

Chain smoking is the practice of smoking several cigarettes in succession, sometimes using the ember of a finished cigarette to light the next.

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Channel 4

Channel 4 is a British public-service television broadcaster that began transmission on 2 November 1982.

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Chas Early

Chas Early is a British actor and playwright.

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Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy (often abbreviated to chemo and sometimes CTX or CTx) is a type of cancer treatment that uses one or more anti-cancer drugs (chemotherapeutic agents) as part of a standardized chemotherapy regimen.

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Comedy Central

Comedy Central is an American basic cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Global Entertainment Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom.

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Comedy Central Roast

The Comedy Central Roasts are a series of celebrity roast specials that air on the American television channel Comedy Central.

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Comedy Workshop

The Comedy Workshop and the attached Comix Annex was a comedy club in Houston, Texas.

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Comic book

A comic book or comicbook, also called comic magazine or simply comic, is a publication that consists of comic art in the form of sequential juxtaposed panels that represent individual scenes.

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Conspiracy theory

A conspiracy theory is an explanation of an event or situation that invokes an unwarranted conspiracy, generally one involving an illegal or harmful act carried out by government or other powerful actors.

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Consumerism

Consumerism is a social and economic order and ideology that encourages the acquisition of goods and services in ever-increasing amounts.

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Contact lens

A contact lens, or simply contact, is a thin lens placed directly on the surface of the eye.

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Cracked (magazine)

Cracked is a defunct American humor magazine.

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Culture of the United States

The culture of the United States of America is primarily of Western culture (European) origin and form, but is influenced by a multicultural ethos that includes African, Native American, Asian, Polynesian, and Latin American people and their cultures.

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Dangerous (Bill Hicks album)

Dangerous is the first live CD album released by stand-up comedian and satirist Bill Hicks in 1990, on New York-based Invasion Records.

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Dave Attell

David Attell (born January 18, 1965) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and writer, best known as the host of Comedy Central's Insomniac with Dave Attell, which gave him a cult following.

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David Cross

David Cross (born April 4, 1964) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, and writer, known primarily for his stand-up performances, the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show, and his role as Tobias Fünke in the sitcom Arrested Development.

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David Koresh

David Koresh (born Vernon Wayne Howell; August 17, 1959 – April 19, 1993) was the American cult leader of the Branch Davidians sect, believing himself to be its final prophet.

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Denis Leary

Denis Colin Leary (born August 18, 1957) is an American actor, writer, producer, singer and comedian.

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Detroit

Detroit is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the largest city on the United States–Canada border, and the seat of Wayne County.

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Early day motion

An early day motion (EDM), in the Westminster system, is a motion, expressed as a single sentence, tabled by Members of Parliament that formally calls for debate "on an early day".

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is an American magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.

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Entheogen

An entheogen is a class of psychoactive substances that induce any type of spiritual experience aimed at development.

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Ethnomycology

Ethnomycology is the study of the historical uses and sociological impact of fungi and can be considered a subfield of ethnobotany or ethnobiology.

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Existentialism

Existentialism is a tradition of philosophical inquiry associated mainly with certain 19th and 20th-century European philosophers who, despite profound doctrinal differences,Oxford Companion to Philosophy, ed.

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Fila Brazillia

Fila Brazillia was an English electronica duo from Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England, formed in 1990 by Steve Cobby and David McSherry.

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Frankie Boyle

Francis Martin Patrick "Frankie" Boyle (born 16 August 1972) is a Scottish comedian and writer, well known for his pessimistic and often controversial sense of humour.

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Galveston, Texas

Galveston is a coastal resort city on Galveston Island and Pelican Island in the U.S. state of Texas.

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Garth Ennis

Garth Ennis (born 16 January 1970) is a Northern Irish-born naturalized American comics writer, best known for the Vertigo series Preacher with artist Steve Dillon and his nine-year run on Marvel Comics' Punisher franchise.

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Genocide

Genocide is intentional action to destroy a people (usually defined as an ethnic, national, racial, or religious group) in whole or in part.

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Hamell on Trial

Edward James "Ed" Hamell, performing as Hamell on Trial, is an American punk rock, anti-folk, spoken word musician, described by Righteous Babe Records as "loud, fast music informed by politics, passion, energy and intelligence, played by a guy with a sharp tongue and a wicked sense of humor".

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HarperCollins

HarperCollins Publishers L.L.C. is one of the world's largest publishing companies and is one of the Big Five English-language publishing companies, alongside Hachette, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Simon & Schuster.

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HBO

Home Box Office (HBO) is an American premium cable and satellite television network of Home Box Office, Inc..

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Heckler

A heckler is a person who harasses and tries to disconcert others with questions, challenges, or gibes.

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House of Commons of the United Kingdom

The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Houston

Houston is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas and the fourth most populous city in the United States, with a census-estimated 2017 population of 2.312 million within a land area of.

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Houston Post

The Houston Post was a newspaper that had its headquarters in Houston, Texas, United States.

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Human sexuality

Human sexuality is the way people experience and express themselves sexually.

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Human Traffic

Human Traffic is a 1999 British-Irish independent film written and directed by Welsh filmmaker Justin Kerrigan.

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Jim Fixx

James Fuller Fixx (April 23, 1932 – July 20, 1984) was an American who authored the 1977 best-selling book The Complete Book of Running.

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Joe Rogan

Joseph James Rogan (born August 11, 1967) is an American stand-up comedian, martial arts color commentator and podcast host.

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John F. Kennedy

John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963.

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Just for Laughs

Just for Laughs (Juste pour rire) is a comedy festival held each July in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Keith Richards

Keith Richards (born 18 December 1943) is an English musician and songwriter, best known as a guitarist and founder member of the Rolling Stones.

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Kevin Booth

Kevin Booth (born October 2, 1961) is an American film director, producer, lecturer and musician.

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Late Night with David Letterman

Late Night with David Letterman is an American late-night talk show hosted by David Letterman.

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Late Show with David Letterman

Late Show with David Letterman is an American late-night talk show hosted by David Letterman on CBS, the first iteration of the ''Late Show'' franchise.

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Leakesville, Mississippi

Leakesville is a town located along the Chickasawhay River in Greene County, Mississippi, United States, around the junction of Mississippi routes 57 and 63.

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Lee Harvey Oswald

Lee Harvey Oswald (October 18, 1939 – November 24, 1963) was a Marxist and ex-Marine who assassinated United States President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.

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Lenny Bruce

Leonard Alfred Schneider (October 13, 1925 – August 3, 1966), better known by his stage name Lenny Bruce, was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, and satirist.

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Lenny Clarke

Lenny Clarke (born September 16, 1953) is an American comedian and actor, famous for his thick Boston accent and role as Uncle Teddy on the series Rescue Me.

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Lenticular printing

Lenticular printing is a technology in which lenticular lenses (a technology that is also used for 3D displays) are used to produce printed images with an illusion of depth, or the ability to change or move as the image is viewed from different angles.

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Lewis Black

Lewis Niles Black (born August 30, 1948) is an American stand-up comedian, author, playwright, social critic and actor.

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Liner notes

Liner notes (also sleeve notes or album notes) are the writings found on the sleeves of LP record albums and in booklets which come inserted into the compact disc jewel case or the equivalent packaging for vinyl records and cassettes.

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Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arkansas.

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Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza is an annual music festival featuring popular alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock, hip hop, and electronic music bands and artists, dance and comedy performances, and craft booths.

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Love All the People: Letters, Lyrics, Routines

Love All The People: Letters, Lyrics, Routines is a posthumously released collection of routines, letters and lyrics by American comedian Bill Hicks.

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Lysergic acid diethylamide

Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), also known as acid, is a psychedelic drug known for its psychological effects, which may include altered awareness of one's surroundings, perceptions, and feelings as well as sensations and images that seem real though they are not.

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Maim That Tune

Maim That Tune is an album released by the British group Fila Brazillia on Pork Recordings in 1995.

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Mark Staufer

Mark Staufer (born 3 November 1963) is a New Zealand native.

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Member of parliament

A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament.

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Milton Berle

Milton Berle (born Mendel Berlinger; July 12, 1908 – March 27, 2002) was an American comedian and actor.

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Montreal

Montreal (officially Montréal) is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada.

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NBC

The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.

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New Jersey

New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Northeastern United States.

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News

News is information about current events.

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No Cure for Cancer

No Cure for Cancer is one of Denis Leary's standup routines from the early 1990s.

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Observational comedy

Observational comedy is a form of humor based on the commonplace aspects of everyday life.

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Pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer arises when cells in the pancreas, a glandular organ behind the stomach, begin to multiply out of control and form a mass.

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Patton Oswalt

Patton Peter Oswalt (born January 27, 1969) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor and writer known for roles such as Spencer Olchin in the sitcom The King of Queens (1998–2007), voicing Remy in the film Ratatouille (2007), co-starring alongside Charlize Theron in Young Adult (2011), and playing multiple identical brothers, the Koenigs, on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014–17).

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Philosophy

Philosophy (from Greek φιλοσοφία, philosophia, literally "love of wisdom") is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.

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Political satire

Political satire is satire that specializes in gaining entertainment from politics; it has also been used with subversive intent where political speech and dissent are forbidden by a regime, as a method of advancing political arguments where such arguments are expressly forbidden.

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Politics of the United States

The United States is a federal republic in which the President, Congress and federal courts share powers reserved to the national government, according to its Constitution.

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Popular culture

Popular culture (also called pop culture) is generally recognized as a set of the practices, beliefs, and objects that are dominant or ubiquitous in a society at a given point in time.

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Preacher (comics)

Preacher is an American comic book series published by Vertigo, an imprint of DC Comics.

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Progressive metal

Progressive metal (sometimes known as prog metal or technical metal) is a fusion genre melding heavy metal and progressive rock which combines the loud "aggression".

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Psilocybin mushroom

A psilocybin mushroom is one of a polyphyletic group of fungi that contain any of various psychedelic compounds, including psilocybin, psilocin, and baeocystin.

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Psychoanalysis

Psychoanalysis is a set of theories and therapeutic techniques related to the study of the unconscious mind, which together form a method of treatment for mental-health disorders.

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Radiohead

Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985.

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Rant in E-Minor

Rant in E-Minor is an album by comedian Bill Hicks, posthumously released in 1997 through Rykodisc.

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Recreational drug use

Recreational drug use is the use of a psychoactive drug to induce an altered state of consciousness for pleasure, by modifying the perceptions, feelings, and emotions of the user.

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Relentless (Bill Hicks album)

Relentless is a live album by stand-up comedian and satirist Bill Hicks.

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Religion

Religion may be defined as a cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, world views, texts, sanctified places, prophecies, ethics, or organizations, that relates humanity to supernatural, transcendental, or spiritual elements.

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Richard Hurst

Richard Hurst is a British writer and director of comedy, theatre and television.

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Richard Pryor

Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and social critic.

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Robin Williams

Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor and comedian.

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Rodney Dangerfield

Rodney Dangerfield (born Jacob Cohen November 22, 1921 - October 5, 2004) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, producer and screenwriter known for his self-deprecating humor and his catchphrase "I don't get no respect!" and his monologues on that theme.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.

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Ron White

Ronald Dee White (born December 18, 1956) is an American stand-up comedian and actor, best known as a charter member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour.

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Russell Brand

Russell Edward Brand (born 4 June 1975) is an English comedian, actor, radio host, author, and activist.

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Russell Crowe

Russell Ira Crowe (born 7 April 1964) is an actor, film producer and musician.

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Rykodisc

Rykodisc was an American record label.

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Sampling (music)

In music, sampling is the act of taking a portion, or sample, of one sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or a sound recording in a different song or piece.

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Satire

Satire is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government, or society itself into improvement.

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Social criticism

The term social criticism often refers to a mode of criticism that locates the reasons for malicious conditions in a society considered to be in a flawed social structure.

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South by Southwest

South by Southwest (abbreviated as SXSW and colloquially referred to as South By) is an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences that take place in mid-March in Austin, Texas, United States.

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Southern Baptist Convention

The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is a Christian denomination based in the United States.

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SPA (band)

SPA are a British band comprising Simon Toulson-Clarke, Phill Brown and Alastair Gavin.

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Spirituality

Traditionally, spirituality refers to a religious process of re-formation which "aims to recover the original shape of man," oriented at "the image of God" as exemplified by the founders and sacred texts of the religions of the world.

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Stephen Pound

Stephen Pelham Pound (born 3 July 1948) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ealing North since 1997.

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Super Furry Animals

Super Furry Animals are a Welsh psychedelic rock band.

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Television pilot

A television pilot (also known as a pilot or a pilot episode and sometimes marketed as a tele-movie) is a standalone episode of a television series that is used to sell the show to a television network.

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Terence McKenna

Terence Kemp McKenna (November 16, 1946 – April 3, 2000) was an American ethnobotanist, mystic, psychonaut, lecturer, author, and an advocate for the responsible use of naturally occurring psychedelic plants.

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Texas Outlaw Comics

The Texas Outlaw Comics were a group of comedians based in Houston, Texas in the mid-1980s.

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada, the United States, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia.

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The Austin Chronicle

The Austin Chronicle is an alternative weekly newspaper published every Thursday in Austin, Texas, United States.

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The Bends

The Bends is the second studio album by the English rock band Radiohead, released on 13 March 1995 by Parlophone in the United Kingdom and Capitol Records in the United States.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail is a Canadian newspaper printed in five cities in western and central Canada.

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The Independent

The Independent is a British online newspaper.

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The Laff Stop

The Laff Stop was a comedy club, with locations in Texas and California.

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The Man Don't Give a Fuck

"The Man Don't Give a Fuck" is a song by Super Furry Animals, twice released as a single by the group.

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The Mighty B!

The Mighty B is an American animated television series created by Amy Poehler, Cynthia True and Erik Wiese for Nickelodeon.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker is an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry.

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The Quietus

The Quietus is a British online music and pop culture magazine, focusing on arts news, reviews, and features.

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The Washington Times

The Washington Times is an American daily newspaper that covers general interest topics with a particular emphasis on American politics.

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There Is No Enemy

There Is No Enemy is the seventh full-length studio album by indie rock band Built to Spill (their fifth on Warner Bros. Records).

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Tom Waits

Thomas Alan Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, composer and actor.

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Tool (band)

Tool is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California.

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Transcendental Meditation technique

The Transcendental Meditation technique or TM is a form of silent mantra meditation, developed by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

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Unidentified flying object

An unidentified flying object or "UFO" is an object observed in the sky that is not readily identified.

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University of Colorado Denver

The University of Colorado Denver is a public research university in the U.S. state of Colorado.

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Valdosta, Georgia

Valdosta is a city in and the county seat of Lowndes County, located on the southern border of Georgia, United States.

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Vertigo (comics)

Vertigo, in comics, may refer to.

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Waco siege

The Waco siege was the siege of a compound belonging to the Branch Davidians, carried out by American federal and Texas state law enforcement, as well as the U.S. military, between February 28 and April 19, 1993.

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Warren Commission

The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, known unofficially as the Warren Commission, was established by President Lyndon B. Johnson through on November 29, 1963 to investigate the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy that had taken place on November 22, 1963.

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Wayne State University Press

Wayne State University Press (or WSU Press) is a university press that is part of Wayne State University.

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We Want Your Soul

"We Want Your Soul" is a song by British DJ and producer Adam Freeland; the song made the top 40 charts in several countries, and resulted in an award-winning music video.

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Woody Allen

Heywood Allen (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg; December 1, 1935) is an American director, writer, actor, comedian, and musician whose career spans more than six decades.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Hicks

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