There is certainly a touch of the 'Kurt Cobain's' about Bill Hicks, including the fact they died not even two months apart. The mythology of the 'dead artist' certainly rings true, to a point. But it's easy to forget that Bill was only 32 when he died, which in comedian land, is fark all. Most comedians don't really find their style or audience until their 30's. Bill was already a veteran. It's more than possible that his best work was still ahead of him.
Anyway, enough of that, more comedy.
Speaking of dead comedians taken before their time...