Bill Hicks sharing screen time with Captain Kirk, a Troll and a terrible British TV presenter...

The Word interviews Bill Hicks

Bill Hicks sharing screen time with Captain Kirk, a Troll and a terrible British TV presenter...

Bill Hicks sharing screen time with Captain Kirk, a Troll and a terrible British TV presenter…

I’m a big BIG fan of the late Bill Hicks. He didn’t make it on to British TV screens that often but when he did, he was always brilliant. This interview with him on a 1992 episode of late-night variety show The Word was one such appearance and it is equal parts funny and horribly awkward.

Bill Hicks seems somewhat bemused by host Terry Christian and by the end of the interview (where he is also joined by Oliver Reed and a Russian supermodel), he looks quite agitated by the ordeal. I don’t blame him, I despised the show and its’ hosts when I was younger and that hasn’t dissipated in the last 20+ years.

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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