This Bill Hicks Letter From 1993 Is Unbearably Sad

Three months before he died of pancreatic cancer, Bill Hicks wrote this letter to The New Yorker’s John Lahr to thank him for an article he’d written on Hicks. (The article is a pretty fantastic read as well. I’m definitely gonna start calling the television “Lucifer’s Dream Box.”) In his letter, he talks about how following the article, creative possibilities feel “limitless” and says that “the offers finally match my long-held and deeply cherished creative aspirations.” Fair warning, you’ll probably get a tightening feeling behind your nose while reading this, and then a sour feeling in your jaw, and an itchy feeling in your eyes, and then you’ll be crying.

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