I'll admit that I didn't know anything about him when he was in his prime, but I have now seen and heard enough to know what a waste it was to lose him 15 years ago when he was only 32. We could really use him right now.
Here's a nice little passionate meltdown as he deals with a heckler. This pre-dates the Michael Richards incident at the Laugh Factory by several years. And although Hicks never uses any racial slurs, this to me is far more terrifying than anything I saw in the Richards meltdown. And way funnier.
*CAUTION: Contains extreme potty-mouth.
And another goody: