There's a lot of his routines on youtube, go and watch, they're great.
Sane man is a good one to start with (video)
My favorite quote from him.
"The world is like a ride at an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it, you think it's real because that's how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills and it's very brightly coloured and it's very loud and it's fun, for a while. Some people have been on the ride for a long time, and they begin to question: Is this real, or is this just a ride? And other people have remembered, and hey come back to us, they say, "Hey â€“ don't worry, don't be afraid ever, because this is just a ride." And we â€¦ kill those people. "Shut him up. We have a lot invested in this ride. Shut him up. Look at my furrows of worry. Look at my big bank account and my family. This just has to be real." It's just a ride. But we always kill those good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok. But it doesn't matter, because â€“ it's just a ride. And we can change it anytime we want. It's only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings and money. A choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one. Here's what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride. Take all that money we spend on weapons and defenses each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would pay for many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace."
Bill Hicks is funny, but most of the time he's also right. He's always got a solid point he's getting across and it's funny without being lame. Sometimes you don't know if he's really angry or if it's just part of the show.
Thoughts? With a forum this size I just know people here know him so I'm not going to ask if anyone knows him. I know I'm not being incredibly effective at providing groundwork for discussion, but his work tends to provoke response.