I really applaud any popularizer who drags Bill down from the academic altars and back to the groundlings, with the dirty jokes and the type of raw satire that leaves everybody in the audience with a few deep cuts. It's the greatest popular entertainment ever created, because it works beautifully on every level at once, and there's absolutely not a whiff of snobbery and not one moment of distancing. It's red blood cells and bone marrow.
IMO there are two undeniable geniuses in history: Bill and Leonardo. Euler and Goethe round out my Rushmore, but I'll accept arguments concerning them.