8 Facts About Bill Hicks

1. On June 16, 1993, Bill Hicks was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer that had spread to his liver.

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2. In an interview, when Bill Hicks was asked why he had quit smoking, he answered, "I just wanted to see if Denis would, too.

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3. Many years, Bill Hicks was friends with fellow comedian Denis Leary.

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4. On October 1, 1993, Bill Hicks was scheduled to appear on Late Show with David Letterman on CBS, where Letterman had recently moved.

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5. In 1984, Bill Hicks was invited to appear on Late Night with David Letterman for the first time.

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6. In 1990, Bill Hicks released his first album, Dangerous, performed on the HBO special One Night Stand, and performed at Montreal's Just for Laughs festival.

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7. In 1988, Bill Hicks signed on with his first professional business manager, Jack Mondrus.

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8. Early on, Bill Hicks began to mock his family's Southern Baptist religious beliefs.

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