Watched the new Bill Hicks doco, "American: the Bill Hicks Story", over the weekend. Usually I steer clear of these things as they too often descend into overblown, bullshit hagiography, but I really dug this one. (Good footage, good interviewees, excellent use of interviewees words instead of 3rd person narration, cleaver use of pictorial collage to "animate" the film's audio-narrative content. In short: Funny, and really f*ckin interesting. I've watched and listened to Bill Hicks' material in the past, but never really got him, not in terms of where he was coming from (I get that), its just that I sometimes have difficulty enjoying sarcasm when it's laid on too think. (N.B. sarcasm and irony are not the same thing... and irony, esp. when its character based is what I enjoy most - if you've seen Eddie Izzard's stuff, you'll know what I mean). Anyway, knowing a little more about the Bill Hicks, I feel I have a new appreciation for what he does... So, aside from recommending this pic to you mob, I'm wondering: Who are the comedians your into? What stuff would you recommend?