"The Essential Collection is a 4 disc set (2 CD / 2 DVD) that encompasses Bill Hicks short but powerful career as a satirist, social critic and stand-up comedian. The 2 DVD discs feature over five hours of performance footage from Bill Hicks' personal archives. The video content includes rare, never before seen performance footage of Bill from the early 80`s. Also included is the cult short film, NINJA BACHELOR PARTY (starring Bill Hicks, Kevin Booth and David Johndrow), interview footage with Bill, and a DVD photo gallery with pictures from Bill's personal archives. The 2 CD discs feature over two hours of Bill's best stand up material. Included are never before released performance pieces by Bill from a San Ramon, CA performance that was found in Bill's archives. The package also features liner notes from Henry Rollins, noted UK author Paul Outhwaite and UK journalist/tv personality, Clive Anderson. Also included in the package is a download card containing original song recordings by Bill entitled, Lo-Fi Troubadour."