You're reading my mind. That's exactly who I had in mind as a point of possible comparison...Bill Hicks. I figured Chris Morris would rock me philosophically whilst tickling my funny bone like he did.
Tool used Hicks routines. Stereolab used Chris Morris. I suppose, in that sense, Morris is better hehee.
I've never heard of Toto. I'll have to look into that.
I'm half-Italian myself.