This quote really amuses me. It’s from GQ magazine article on Doug Stanhope.
“There’s a kind of Olympic Torch of extreme American comedy, which passed from Lenny Bruce, through Richard Pryor and Sam Kinison, among others, the late Bill Hicks. Doug Stanhope is its latest, and equally brilliant, bearer.”
I don’t disagree. I just think it’s funny that people have been writing the late Bill Hicks for so long that it has almost become a part of his name to the point where the writer seems to forget that other comedians he mentioned were also dead.