Comedy Dynamics is excited to announce its partnership with Bill Hicks? estate and will re-release his entire catalog of stand-up comedy albums and specials beginning April 28; putting the iconic comedian?s entire catalog of work in print for the first time in over a decade.
Beginning April 28, Hicks? entire audio discography – Arizona Bay, Dangerous, Flying Saucer Tour Vol. 1, 12/16/1961, Love, Laughter and Truth, The Adventure, Philosophy, Rant in E-Minor, Relentless, Revelations, and Salvation will be available through all digital retailers. On the same day, SiriusXM will host a listening party of the Hicks catalog on its Raw Dog Comedy Hits channel. An album of previously unreleased audio material will be available October 27.
Additionally on April 28 Comedy Dynamics will release Bill Hick?s video catalog through its VOD streaming platform – It?s Just A Ride, One Night Stand, Totally Bill Hicks, Relentless, Revelations, and Sane Man. A DVD boxed set of video catalog will be released on August 18.
With this news, Comedy Dynamics President of Production, Brian Volk-Weiss stated, ?After many months of hard work and dedication, we couldn?t be more humbled to assume control of the Bill Hicks catalog. Bill Hicks is one of the most important stand-up comedians to have walked this planet. The duty to expose him to a new generation of comedy fans is a true honor, we?ll do him proud.?
Listed as one of Comedy Central?s 100 greatest stand-up comedians, Hicks criticized a wide range of social issues, religion, politics, consumerism, the media and popular culture in a dark and controversial way. During the 1980s, he toured the United States extensively and made a number of high-profile television appearances. Hicks also achieved a modicum of recognition as a guitarist and songwriter. At the age of 32, Hicks died of pancreatic cancer on February 26, 1994 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Now through Comedy Dynamics, his work will once again come to the forefront and be celebrated and influence another generation of comics while being celebrated by those lucky enough to live through his existence on earth.
Comedy Dynamics is the largest independent producer and distributor of comedy content in North America and has worked with A-list comedic talent including Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Bill Burr, and Katt Williams. Additionally it maintains production, development, and distribution arms for all of its original content, collaborating with companies such as HBO, Netflix, Showtime, USA, TBS, Comedy Central, and ABC. Comedy Dynamics is available on video streaming platforms Hulu, XBOX, PSP, Roku, iOS, Android and Amazon devices.