American: The Bill Hicks Story posterFor people wondering where the dissenting, heroic voices in comedy are nowadays, you'll be pleased to hear that the new documentary, American: The Bill Hicks Story, has secured a UK release date (14th May) and, on the back of preview screenings, is currently getting a stunning 9.9 out of 10 on IMDB.

Hicks, as you probably know, is a member of the pantheon of fearless, untouchable stand-up greats, who died way before his time and, thanks to his brutality, truthfulness and Middle America-baiting, left a gap that no-one has ever managed to fill. Most controversial comics who followed in his wake owe a debt to Bill (particularly his ex-friend Dennis Leary, who ripped his material off for years).

Watch a clip from the Bill Hicks documentary after the jump...
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