He is following in the footsteps of comics like Kinison, Hicks, and Carlin. Jay Leno, who not only soared to fame after appearing on Carson, but ultimately took over the host's chair when Carson retired, remembers the privilege of appearing on that stage. She was a regular panelist on Celebrity Sweepstakes. When you influenced a entire Generation of Black Comedians, you have to crack the top At times Hicks was more a philosopher than a comic.
He is still one of the greats.
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