William Hicks was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, and musician. His material, encompassing a wide range of subjects including religion, politics, and philosophy, was controversial, and often steeped in dark comedy.
At the age of 16, while still in high school, he began performing at the Comedy Workshop in Houston, Texas. During the 1980’s, he toured the United States extensively and made a number of high-profile television appearances; but it was in the UK that he amassed a significant fan base, filling large venues during his 1991 tour. He also achieved a modicum of recognition as a guitarist and songwriter.