I ask seriously, is there a better comic on the planet right now, especially from a British perspective?
I’m on record as saying that Bill Hicks might be my favourite ever comedian. I always respected the fact that he never quite made the mainstream, and even when he got spots on top TV shows, he was often censored. Boyle was banned off the BBC, and if he retains his authenticity, I honestly think he could take top spot.
My theory is that him leaving Mock The Week was the best thing that happened to the show. Best, because the other comics didn’t look like entirely unfunny bastards, worst because it was never as funny again.
This 2014 skit is almost eight minutes of genius.