Love, Laughter and Truth

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Love, Laughter and Truth
Love, Laughter and Truth cover.jpg
Compilation album by
ReleasedNovember 12, 2002
GenreStand-up comedy
ProducerMary Reese Hicks, Jeff Rougvie
Bill Hicks chronology
Philosophy: The Best of Bill Hicks
Love, Laughter and Truth
Flying Saucer Tour Vol. 1
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars link
Popmatters(favorable) link
Pitchfork Media(8.4/10) link

Love, Laughter and Truth is a 2002 album consisting of previously unreleased material by comedian Bill Hicks. The material on the album was originally recorded by Hicks himself for personal use, but was after his death reviewed by the Hicks Estate, after which it was decided to release the previously unreleased bits on this album. The material comes from recordings made from 1990-93 in Denver, San Ramon, West Palm Beach, San Francisco and Pittsburgh.

Poor sound quality[edit]

The album is plagued by poor sound quality. This is due to the poor equipment that was used for many of the recordings and the lack of volume adjustments while recording. Before releasing the album, careful remastering was done. For instance, more than 120 pops were removed and seven sections de-hissed. Still, poor sound and volume variations between tracks can easily be heard.


The title of the album comes from the last words of Hicks before he died. He had written on a letter "I left in love, in laughter, and in truth, and wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Intro/Smokers vs. Drinkers" – 1:33
  2. "Drunk Driving" – 6:53
  3. "New York Apartment" – 1:53
  4. "My One Man Show" – 1:32
  5. "Pot Smoking" – 1:11
  6. "Drugs Are Bad" – 3:14
  7. "Children on Airplanes" – 3:52
  8. "50 Year Smoker" – 1:37
  9. "Smoking in Heaven" – 3:57
  10. "Australia" – 2:18
  11. "Satiating the American Comedy Audience" – 0:44
  12. "Dance Club" – 1:44
  13. "Speaking of Homosexuality" – 2:32
  14. "Poe-Naw-Grah-Fee" – 1:46
  15. "A Question for the Ladies" – 4:33
  16. "My Favorite New Kid" – 1:07
  17. "You Can't Get Bitter" – 2:53
  18. "Closing Bit" – 0:27


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