Bill Hicks' new box set, The Essential Collection, is available in stores today. The 2 CD/2 DVD set encompasses Bill's short but influential career as a satirist, social critic and stand-up comedian.

VanityFair.com has an exclusive video clip from The Essential Collection in which a 19 year old Bill performs at the Comix Annex in Houston, TX. Bill Hicks’ extraordinary social commentary is as fresh and stunning today as it was in the 80‘s and 90’s.  He engaged his audiences by confronting mainstream beliefs and hypocrisy in a manner that provoked thought as well as laughter. Bill called himself “Chomsky with dick jokes” and The New Yorker described him as an “exhilarating comic thinker in a renegade class all his own.” Bill’s career was short in span, but powerful in impact.

The Essential Collection is available now with exclusive fan bundles at billhicks.hasawebstore.com. The album is also available on Amazon and at local retailers.