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 Lordage McLord ( ago)
This was the only time Bill ever let his guard down and was just himself.
An awesome clip.

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 Christopher Crackers ( ago)
Right out of the gates that host was a cockscuker. Bill didn't take shit
from ANYBODY!!!!

Author jaylias ( 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 The 5th ( 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 Sandra Free ( 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 Kristen Sved ( ago)

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.

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 Andrea Llewellyn ( ago)
"It amazes me that Christians are against the death penalty, you know..
because If it weren't for capital punishment.... There would be no Easter."
Bill Hicks: Nasty as shit. R.I.P

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 time

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

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 Geoff Taylor ( ago)
Has to be said, this was pretty much a one-off as far as decent interviews
went with Clive James. he was notorious for just talking over people,
constant wise-cracks. Some guests just gave up and sat the interview out.
Some walked of, like the Bee Gees.

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

Author robin2222 ( ago)
i'm british, and ive seen a couple of interviews where the interviewer is
shocked at his style, this is one of the warmest receptions he has had .
the public are different.

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 Paul Welsh ( 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 Lennon6412 ( ago)
I thought it was that Alex Jones guy when I see the thumbnail.

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

Author GriffinNary ( ago)
You mean pierced organ?

Author Stratahoovius ( ago)
Clive is one of the quickest bastards out there! Just because he doesn't
look like your "typical" comedian, doesn't mean he isn't funny. Could you
not see Bill laughing a lot during this?!

Author Patty Pat ( ago)
watch?v=Nc6yCinSlZk Have you watched this interview? It's not a couple of
hours long, but it's kind of a "casual conversation"...

Author Raine Ford ( ago)
What's British for "tool?" Whatever it is, Clive is that.

Author SandpaperScrew ( ago)
Thank you for not saying Ferguson in that list. I would've had to kill you.

Author Matthew Pope ( ago)
cliver anderson was very complimentary towards Bill Hicks when he was asked
about him later

Author Matthew Pope ( ago)
two funny guys hitting it off

Author bebopuk ( ago)
i never realised how much of a dick anderson can be. what a shit host

Author Luke Cusick ( ago)
I love how much he made Bill laugh.

Author char jl ( ago)
why should we hate Clive Anderson? he doesn't seem that bad.... i mean, he
did better than Alan Partridge

Author Ronan Greenwood ( ago)
Because of the two of them... he's not Bill Hicks.

Author SuperJourneyer ( ago)
Anderson is really shit at faking to interview. I think they new each other
quite well and just wanted to get this over with.

Author MattSD Pell ( ago)
I don't understand all the interview, but I cannot stop laughing, watching
Bill laughing

Author Roger Rodd ( ago)
Hicks always has been and will remain the yardstick for quality stand up
comedy. Clive Anderson is primarily a host. He is brilliant, witty, clever,
original, and he's galaxies better than the Leno, Letterman, Conan, Kimmel
gang. If you hate Anderson, you most likely misread his sense of humor.

Author MegaBertster ( ago)
he did

Author KraN McC ( ago)
I like CA...he always had the same interview technique and he had A LOT of
great comedians on and he sets up the jokes for them to lead into and most
aren't from their routines as with most interviewers .....

Author Angry Scotsman ( ago)
That moment when you realise you were watching this clip to see Clive
Anderson, not Bill Hicks

Author Samuel Wardleworth ( ago)
I Thought the same. they both seemed to be enjoying themselves at their own
expense. I liked it . Peace

Author Big T ( ago)
Anderson................what a fucking shite interviewer.

Author J Th ( ago)
I really wish Jonathon Ross could have interviewed Bill Hicks

Author Debbie Driver ( ago)
I LOVE BILL HICKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Author nomad0625 ( ago)
i LOVE how this genius' brilliance (bill hicks) just so happens to be used
for a movement called the zeitgeist movement for their views on how to fix
the world and it was all based on a lie the movement of course and yet i
find every bill hicks stand up show i have ever watched i feel as if it
were a lie he would've told during a joke he said it as truthfully and
morally as one uncorrupt human could have...gotta love the guy

Author Eoghan MP ( ago)
I love that Bill seems to be enjoying himself in this interview. In the few
other interviews I've seen, he always looks like he wants to be elsewhere.

Author MrAbelincon ( ago)
Was I the only one waiting the entire video for the interview to go ugly?
lol Hicks seemed to enjoy himself, I thought it was a good interview. Why
should I hate Clive Anderson like the description tells me to?

Author sadol11 ( ago)
who cares what he would like, he just expressed his feelings.

Author robin2222 ( ago)
like he said, all the american comedians did airline jokes...clive anderson
was making a joke himself...and bill hicks did have an airline
joke....which was plagiarised by rhod gilbert

Author robin2222 ( ago)
thats all he was allowed...the rest of his jokes were pretty much banned on
tv....even that one about the crosses got the interviewer all awkward like
he was expecting people to phone up and complain

Author PigeonCake ( ago)
Clive Anderson's brilliant...

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