Andy Gately from Austin Underground submitted this lead to us:
“Did comedian Denis Leary steal fellow comic Bill Hicks’ stand-up act and persona? You be the judge. This is the definitive, side by side comparison of the two artists, with all the similar material in question:
EXHIBIT A: Leary Vs. Hicks is an experimental documentary about the potential for artistic theft in the world of stand-up comedy, and the allegation that performer Denis Leary lifted much of his persona and act from fellow comedian Hicks. Culled from hours of archive footage and presented here for the first time, the similarities in question are shown back-to-back, allowing viewers to decide for themselves. The film premiered at the Austin Underground Film Festival, in the town Bill Hicks called home.