COMEDY DYNAMICS TO RELEASE BILL HICKS: LIVE IN LONDON FOR RECORD STORE DAY’S BLACK FRIDAY ON NOVEMBER 24, 2017 AND DIGITALLY ON DECEMBER 22, 2017
LOS ANGELES, CA – Comedy Dynamics announced today it will release Bill Hicks: Live in London for the very first time on vinyl exclusive to independent retail as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday. The album, also unreleased, will be released digitally on December 22, 2017.
In 1992 Bill Hicks embarked on a tour playing theatres and colleges across the UK. To say it was well received would be an understatement; Bill sold out 15 shows from coast to coast. The tour culminated with a November 29th triumph at the Dominion Theatre in London, resulting in Bill’s last recorded special, Revelations. We are celebrating the 25th anniversary by releasing the limited edition vinyl double LP for Record Store Day’s Black Friday 2017 exclusive to independent retail and digitally on December 22, 2017. Take the ride and enjoy some of Bill's most enduring material.
“We are honored to celebrate Bill’s legacy with this 25th anniversary release,” said Brian Volk-Weiss, CEO of Comedy Dynamics.
Hicks tackled a wide range of social issues including religion, politics, consumerism, the media, and popular culture in a dark and controversial way. During the 1990’s, he toured the United States and United Kingdom extensively while making a number of high-profile television appearances. On February 26, 1994 at the age of 32, he died of pancreatic cancer in Little Rock, Arkansas. In subsequent years he has developed a strong following around the world. He was named the fourth greatest comedian of all time by London's Channel 4 and ranked at 19 by Comedy Central.
Comedy Dynamics, a Nacelle company, is one of the largest independent comedy production and distribution companies, producing Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History for History, Animal Planet’s Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson, the new scripted comedy on Hulu, There’s… Johnny!, History’s Join Or Die with Craig Ferguson, MTV2’s Wild ’N On Tour, and Hulu’s Coming To The Stage. The company has worked with a wide range of established and emerging comedic talent including Kevin Hart, Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Katt Williams and many more.
Comedy Dynamics Records’ album Louis C.K. Live At Madison Square Garden won the Grammy for Best Comedy Album in 2016. In total, eight of Comedy Dynamics’ albums produced between 2013-2015 have been Grammy-nominated.
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