AMERICAN: THE BILL HICKS STORY (M)
★★★ A documentary tribute
to the late US comedian Bill Hicks, who came, saw and almost reinvented stand-up comedy before dying of cancer at 32. While his topical, opinionated brand of laughter is de rigueur today, he was way out there on his own at his short-lived peak in the early 1990s. Perhaps not the most objective doco, but a must-see
for comedy buffs.