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Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: Del Close's 'How to Speak Hip'

What better way to honor improv guru Del Close than with a post about a spoken word record he released in 1959? With an entire three-day marathon of improv, you say? Maybe. But sadly, the Del Close Marathon only comes once a year. Until DCM16, pick up a copy of How to Speak Hip, a hilarious satire of language-learning manuals. Del plays the teacher, instructing the listener on the language and lifestyle of the ellusive "hipster" that was such a popular subculture at the time. With John Brent playing the hipster, Del walks the listener through basic vocabulary and follows Brent through a typical beatnik day. Not only is [...]

Bill Hicks Essential Collection Is Coming Next Tuesday

Bill Hicks was one of the best stand-ups of the last few decades until he tragically died of pancreatic cancer in 1994 at the age of 32. And now, has a new 2CD/2DVD set coming out next Tuesday the 14th which looks to be pretty essential to anyone wondering why the hell comedians love this guy so much. The set includes virtually all of his stand-up material, an entire movie (Ninja Bachelor Party) and a number of previously unheard pieces and songs. Here's the full tracklisting: