Bill Hicks on Clive Anderson Talks Back

Bill Hicks guests on UK Channel 4's Clive Anderson Talks Back in 1992 while in the country for the Dangerous tour. If you don't know Clive Anderson you can save time by hating him now.

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Author Robert Burge ( ago)
fuck clivre God bless bill hicks

Author Daniel Fordham ( ago)
lol clive took it in the best way and just laughed at hiself

Author kendo mac74 ( ago)
Bill I've got to stop you ! Brilliant to see bill genuinely giving it a
belly laugh here and he appreciates Anderson wit. Hicks comes over as a
genuinely nice guy with obviously a great sense of humour.

Author Simon Jester ( ago)
Alex Jones looks so young.

Author Briana McNair ( ago)
Bill is great.

Author justmadeit2 ( ago)
I used to like Clive Andersons talk show. funny guy, I remember when the
bee gees walked off his show !

Author due whit ( ago)
well then forgive
the absolute PERFECT thing to say to a Christian getting

Author EccentricSage ( ago)
The host is pretty funny, too.

Author 0000000John000000 ( ago)
I love Bill but his material just doesn't work in this setting. They should
have had him do 5 mins and then sat down for a chat, Clive was witty
without it being scripted and I'm sure Bill could have kept up.

Author jonnysongs ( ago)
How can you hate Clive, he's hilarious. He and Bill are awesome together

Author outseeker ( ago)
wai u hate clive?

Author Iris Louise ( ago)
He was so cute in this!

Why do all the best people die young....R.I.P. handsome.

Author Scott Matheson ( ago)
It's cool that the Brits picked up on how gifted Bill was and gave him the
respect he deserved that was eluding him back home.

Author Stephen300o ( ago)
Clive Anderson was dreadful.

funny man Bill Hicks

Author krileayn (1700 years ago)
The best American comics all love British comedy, and acknowledge its

Author krileayn (2038 years ago)
Glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks Clive is a cunt :)

Author Jon Smith ( ago)
Always remember he Clive Anderson made a joke about Danny Devito. Danny
looked at the audience and said "thats ok. I've got a couple of guys out
the back who are going to beat the shit out of this guy."

Author bago696 ( ago)
Clive Anderson is a terrible interviewer

Author matthew birch ( ago)
Not, repeat NOT Alex jones.

Author Kthe C ( ago)
This is a lovely interview.

Author Jobe Watson ( ago)
Funny guy but smokers deserve to die young for their stupidity - what a
dumb drug to consume..

Author alf landon ( ago)

Author Rob Sayers ( ago)
oh wait people voices cant get scratchy from smoking.....dude same accent
on certian words facial expressions , it alex unless of course you are

Author Ray Heffington ( ago)
He is Alex Jones, you can hear it in his voice when he gets mad, and they
both have the same two moles on the right side of their neck in the same
place.... just like wrestling, the same person goes away and comes back as
someone different.. search for the videos that compare them together...,

Author Dingus ( ago)
All that smoking really changed his voice now that he's a paranoid fear
mongering "journalist" as Alex Jones

Author Retardis ( ago)
Bill Hicks didn't die, he disappeared up his own ass.

Author daniel hathaway ( ago)
Clive too good ! Bill better!

Author Jeff Maylor ( ago)
Diversity is a code word for White Genocide.


Author Mara A. Logan ( ago)
I thought Alex was a Christian

Author 1ranjeeves21 ( ago)
Clive is such an intolerable cunt.

Author The Loser (190 years ago)
"We're Christians and we didn't like what you said" "Well forgive me then"

Author Tevin Mbuu ( ago)
this is alex jones just had the voice box adjusted ....

Author Duggydee ( ago)
Bill hicks was one of the funniest comedians goin. I remember watching this
with my dad, the 80s n early 90s were such a better time, financially tuff
but things seemed much better. R.I.P Bill. 

Author Hellespont ( ago)
These two are having a blast riffing off each other... Bill Hicks was
intelligent and witty, Clive is very intelligent and witty - it's obvious
they have respect for one another. Rare to see Bill Hicks belly-laughing on
TV! Great interview

Author Justin Holmes ( ago)
East Anglia !!! 

Author Magnus Johansson ( ago)
Many people say Bill Hicks is still alive under the name of Alex Jones, the
famous internet figure with

Author kevtruth ( ago)
I like it when Bill is more off the cuff in interviews, in lieu of doing
his act. I love him still.

Author Metalikane ( ago)
if you're wondering why people on here are having a go at Clive, watch his
interview with the bee gees....he deserves all the hate he gets after that

Author mannzymunster ( ago)
They were good friends. 

Author Supreme Buffalo ( ago)
YES! UK. Giving Bill the cheer he deserved.

Author thesharkdawg ( ago)
Bill Hicks was great, his fans, however, tend to be colossal bellends

Author John Barlow ( ago)
God, it's so heartwarming seeing Hicks like this, sharing jokes with
someone who has a similar sense of humor to him and doesn't look down on
him at all, rather than the condescending interviewer in another video I'm
thinking of.

Author Wyatt Nite ( ago)
So many Hicks fanboys, who often consider themselves sophisticated comedy
connoisseurs, desperately defending him from what is actually friendly
ribbing and quick wit on Anderson's part. Hicks even visibly enjoys it.

Too many of you are overly used to talentless bootlickers prostrating
themselves toward every guest on contrived chatshows. Why do you think
Hicks preferred performing in the UK?

Author Jonathan Wilkinson ( ago)
Bill, funny guy. anderson knobend.

Author BuddhaBoy ( ago)
The Clive Anderson audience was the best too.

Author mac morrison ( ago)
Bill loved Clive and stated he was his favourite UK comedian. I've never
seen Bill laugh so much in anyone elses company whilst being interviewed.
Clive is not for everyone, but those of us that love him and his unique
style miss him dearly, although we miss Bill more as he isn't around
altogether. Hicks is Lord.

Author Red Whovian ( ago)
The first thing ever I have watched of Bill Hicks, heard the name countless
times never seen him, just a 6 minute stint and he already made 2 jokes
which made me think about perspectives, the man's a genius. Shame he's
gone. We need more intelligent people in the world, earth is busting at the
seams with idiots.

Author alf landon ( ago)
look it's Alex Jones

Author Adam Weishaupt ( ago)
Always enjoyed Clive Anderson's interviewing style. It made a refreshing
change from every other talk show host who act like fawning sycophants to
their guests.

Author Johnnie Cochran ( ago)
Clive Anderson is much funnier than the idiot calling himself a comedian on
here. Yanks don't know or understand humour. Clive should have reached
over and smacked him. 

Author Lee Smith ( ago)
God, so many babies saying Anderson is making Hicks feel awkward,
uncomfortable and Anderson's a terrible interviewer and blah blah blah.
Hicks loved wit, something Anderson has in spades, and you can tell Hicks
appreciates how Anderson is acting with him here. Just look at his face
when Anderson says, "That's what you think," when Hicks says he's being
paid either way - he loves it! So knock it off. They're having a laugh. 

Author Grieve Graves ( ago)
I get that that's the point of going on a talk show back then, but most of
it is just stan up bits.

There's sprinkles of spontaneity
2:18 - 3:56
4:28 - 5:20
5:39 - till the end

Author Mojodajojo13 ( ago)
Why the Clive Anderson hate? He does a great job and lets Bill do his

Author GalacticCowboy ( ago)
Bill reminds me of a cross between Will Owsley and Wally Farkas.

Author heres johnny ( ago)
Clives interviews could be awkward in his Britishness but he would skewer
deserving dickhead celebs on this show. Jeffrey Archer, the humourless Bee
Gees etc no chat show has come close to this since and i miss it. I think
they are genuinely just playing each other here(they were friends), Bill is
killing himself laughing at Clives jokes. something that is hard to do -
make a great comedian laugh.

Author Ben W ( ago)
Bill Hicks laugh at 6:20 is amazing. He did like Clive Anderson

Author Stockmuncha ( ago)
Hicks seemed in good spirits. They made each other laugh and shared some
banter, I don't really see why that warrants a call to hate. I daresay
Hicks even enjoyed this interview, for instance from his reaction to the
"Mind that chair, it's cheap" joke. The video description and a fair
portion of comments reek of blind fanboyism. Please people, this was one of
those times when humour was actually allowed to exist, you do Hicks no
favours by automatically assuming the person asking him questions is trying
to sell out the free world.

Author James Crawley ( ago)
+Hector Wiklund Actually they do, Bill Burr and Louis CK both does this,
I've also seen a few others.

It is kind of lame to people like you and me, but you gotta figure -
Promoting comedy is very difficult, it's not like music where you can get
your single played on the radio or something like this. When a comedian
does an interview that's their one chance to give people who doesn't know
comedians that well a good hefty taste and leave them to want some more. 

Author Zack “Toby” Conklin ( ago)
I only liked Clive on Whose Line because he seemed so daft and clueless. In
every other show I've seen him he just seems like an asshole.

Author Murray Hopwood ( ago)
This may sound fucking sad, mavericks such as bill well... I miss the
bloke.. Peace. Small word that can mean a lot.

Author Poppy Farmer ( ago)
Bill Hicks is a legend

Author Keith McIntosh ( ago)
Some brilliant one liners. Such a loss.

Author Ga Wa ( ago)
Clive Anderson is a terrible interviewer. 

Author Morjensful ( ago)
awesome interviewer.

Author jeetjerome ( ago)
3:17 best part of this interview: "Is there a upper limit to where you can
"Not if the world comes to peace." I know Hicks wanted to say that but he
said something else: "There is stuff beyond oral sex"
Now you got food for thought :)

Author Jay Quintana ( ago)
A heavyweight champion of comedy who left us too soon.

Author james collins ( ago)
Why do people hate Anderson? He is the only interviewer who was
controversial and funny. Bill Hicks was too good for this shitty world.
R.I.P. A true funny spokesman for the cunts in charge, who we allow to
shit on us. Shame on you all.

Author MrBartleby451 ( ago)
I loved this show, very funny for the time with great guests. Nothings come
close since.

Author THE GAY KLINGON ( ago)
bill was great...clive could be such a douche sometimes

Author Mortimer ( ago)
Ur killing ur self with smoking that's ironic. 

Author Mortimer ( ago)
He was a one trick pony who's laughing now! 

Author james collins ( ago)
To the retard below pancreatic cancer is caused by smoking

Author Nick Lewis ( ago)
Hmmm...come on guys, they are both very cynical people, that base their
humour on said trait...they are bantering! Come on, please. Bill's not
loving this?

Author David MC ( ago)
All those Christian jokes brought bad Karma on him.....

Author DuffPaddy1 ( ago)
Don't know what people are getting so worked up about. Bill is actually
enjoying the interview and laughing along with Clive, but no, blind
disciples of Bill will not see that.

Author Tyler Trent ( ago)
Are all UK casters retarded? o.o

Author Sp33dyMik3 ( ago)
the fish symbolizes Pisces.. the age of Pisces which is what the whole
story of jesus is about, going from Pisces to Aquarius. knowledge is key

Author Sp33dyMik3 ( ago)
"when they're all wearing a fish i'll drop down.." guaranteed not one
member of the audience actually got what he meant by that. ahead of his

Author TacaUK2006 ( ago)
Not really. Bill Hicks died of pancreatic cancer, nothing to do with

Author Mike Ryan ( ago)
Hicks seems like a nice guy; Anderson is a cunt, always slicing away, has
no idea of how to be human.

Author Mike Ryan ( ago)
Anderson's accent was certainly different back then.

Author Mike Ryan ( ago)
Clive Anderson is a cunt. I think that's a good reason to hate him. Also,
he is boring. Another reason. Also, he never fucking shuts up. So that's a
few reasons, there.

Author John NoNameGibbon ( ago)
Bill seems to hint multiple times that he wishes that Christians would use
the fish as the symbol of the religion as opposed to the cross. I would say
that he is wrong, but the gospels do mention that it is against Christ's
interest for you to focus on his death as opposed to his teachings. Also,
most of the time that the cross has been used as a symbol of Christianity,
it has had imperial undertones. And the fish was the original symbol for
early pacifistic Christians.

Author lovosazul ( ago)
Loved iTtttt!! Thanks for postinGgggg!!! So good to see bill laugh!! :)

Author TheFireflyGuy ( ago)
Anyone else get a good feeling watching Bill properly laughing...? 

Author JagzRevolutionary ( ago)
Bill was way more famous and respected here in the UK than the US.

Author Damothedevo ( ago)
I don't know either of them, and it seams that they both like each other
enough, but have different views on some things, that they were polite
enough not to mention. This is ok as long as it does not relate to killing

Author fredo gumbo ( ago)
I didn't see Clive James in this interview

Author Richmond clements ( ago)
Indeed. Anderson is a fine comedy writer himself.

Author robbybertu17 ( ago)
God damn it Bill why did you have to go you son of a bitch?

Author NeoDragoN7676 ( ago)
Clive is a great interviewer as long as he's interviewing someone who can
keep up with his wit and laugh off any of the comments he makes ( which of
course are all in jest and the interviewee should realize this ) and Bill
knows this. Hence its a great interview.

Author Fatpie42 ( ago)
You're a pretty hurtful troll. You know that Bill Hicks died of cancer and
that he has friends and family who had to watch him go through that. You
think they might have noticed if he wasn't actually dying of cancer? And
who cares when he calls you out on your nonsense? Christmas, Easter,
whatever. You know there are reflectors on the moon that were placed there
during the moon landings? These are man made items and any person (even
conspiracy nuts) can detect them with the right equipment.

Author Fatpie42 ( ago)
Clive didn't seem awkward during the crosses joke. In fact you can hear him
laughing out loud when Hicks says "if it weren't for the death penalty
there'd be no Easter". Ever since the kerfuffle over "Life Of Brian" I
think people have been relaxed enough in the UK to handle jokes like that.
We haven't generally had the same right-wing evangelical Christian
political element like is found in America (or at least its influence has a
different character over here).

Author The Paul Welsh Show ( ago)
Hate Clive Anderson now? What's this guy talking about? Oh right, he's a
Hicks fan. He has to hate all Tv hosts automatically because of it... Clive
Anderson was one of the cooler ones

Author Double Negative ( ago)
Hey cool, its Alex Jones before became Darth Vader.

Author C14 ( ago)
it is.

Author Mad Dek ( ago)
Interesting.. almost everything Bill says is a joke from his set xD

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