"I've been on the road doing comedy now for ten years, so bear with me while I plaster on a fake smile and plow through this shit one more time," Hicks deadpans by way of introduction. Often lumped with irate screamers such as Sam Kinison, Hicks proves to be more social critic than stand-up. He blasts his favorite targets (Republicans, the media, anti-smoking zealots) with scathing commentary suffused with facts and pearls of wisdom. But even his most fearless routines ("Drugs Have Done Good Things," "Mechanics of Pornography") have little impact on this night, and he tosses in the towel after a marathon effort. "I always do long shows when I'm in Pittsburgh," he says before departing, "because I know for a fact there's nothing else going on here." Thank you very much, goodnight.