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.