Tuesday, February 28, 2023

FUR WILL FLY FEST - March 16-17 2023

The Bill Hicks Foundation with Austin Bat Refuge announce the 1st ever Fur Will Fly Fest 2023

March 16-17th  at The Cherrywood Coffeehouse 3-10pm daily 1400 E 38 ½ St

Free, all ages, donations gratefully accepted on behalf of the organizations and bands.

Enjoy some amazing music while showing some love for Austin wildlife and support two great local organizations. The Bill Hicks Foundation , at Texas Not for Profit , presented a one day “Furfest”  in 2022 but have joined together with fellow wildlife rehabilitation group Austin Bat Rescue ( 501C3 non-profit) to create a 2 day event to promote awareness of their services to the community.  Bands from across the US as well as the ATX will be performing to support the cause. 

Line ups by day:


Thursday 3/16

Sleeping Jesus- Minneapolis, SWEETTALKER- Nashville, Q-Tip Bandits- Boston, 

Tone Royal- ATX/San Antonio,  Line of Fire- ATX, Griffin Robillard- NYC

Ty Gavin & The Flow- San Antonio

Friday 3/17

CoLa- ATX, Alexandra- Dallas, Desert Mambas- LA, Clarence James- ATX, 

Bicycle Boy- ATX, Brad Byrd- LA, Daydreamer- ATX

Event page and links to bands @  https://fb.me/e/3jpiOTAeH

Sponsored by Forbidden Fruit, Brian Kerman- ReMax Realtor and The Kerman Family Foundation

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About the organizations:

Bill Hicks Foundation for Wildlife is a Texas Not for Profit Corporation dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of orphaned, ill and injured Austin area wildlife , primarily misc. mammals such as raccoons,foxes, skunks, beavers and porcupines. We also provide information on peaceful cohabitation and educational outreach to promote stewardship of wildlife and their habitats.

Austin Bat Refuge, a 501(c)(3) organization, cares for orphaned, injured, and displaced bats found all over Central Texas and the Houston area. We provide expert care and services to hundreds of bats every year, conduct public education programs to promote appreciation and support for bats as crucial members of local ecosystems and fascinating members of the animal kingdom, and offer conflict resolution services.  


Monday, March 7, 2022

Fur Fest 2022

The Cherrywood Coffeehouse and The Hicks Foundation present Fur Fest 2022, an unofficial SX day party featuring 7 bands from Austin and San Antonio with host/MC and Comic  Nancy Reed! All ages and free but donations for the bands/cause greatly appreciated. Stop by the SWAG table for some foundation merch (available by donation too!)


Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Charity Tribute to Comedy Legend - The Sugar Club, Dublin

Despite all the misery of 2020 (so far) we have managed to almost sell out our tribute show, to comedy legend and voice of reason Bill Hicks.

Thanks to the presence of Bills brother Steve Hicks we will have a full on tribute show, to arguably the bravest, most honest and hilarious comedian of a generation. A generation that grew up not really deserving such an influence in their young formative lives.

Perhaps the current batch of young rebels will follow their curiosity and sense of decency. Take a walk down Hicksville and be prepared to go Billistic.

The thing about this thing called life, we always have a chance to redeem ourselves. Get the last of the tickets and enjoy what could be another life affirming experience.

"Listen, the next revolution is gonna be a revolution of ideas" Bill Hicks Bill Hicks on War & Freedom


The last few tickets for Bill Hicks Tribute Show Dublin Wednesday 26th February 2020


In Bill Hicks good name we are donating ticket receipts and raffle receipts to 2 homeless charities in Dublin, and Bill Hicks Wildlife Foundation www.billhicks.org

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

LONDON: Special 25th Anniversary screening of AMERICAN: The Bill Hicks Story + Steve Hicks Skype Q&A

Guests: Steve Hicks (Skype), Chris Bould (director, Revelations), the directors of the film, plus special guest host.

Monday 25 February 6.15pm, Curzon Soho.
99 Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, London W1D 5DY, UK

The true life story of the outlaw comic who tried to save the world. Bill Hicks died on Feb 26th 1994, and since then his reputation has only grown. Regularly voted one of the top comics of all time, this award winning documentary recounts his fascinating and ultimately uplifting life story, told by those that knew him best.

Made in close association with Bill’s family and friends, it features unprecedented access to unseen archive material and a stunning new animation technique throughout.

Considered the definitive film on Hicks’ life, it premiered at London Film Festival and SXSW, was 6th on the iTunes All Time Bestsellers chart, and the 2nd highest grossing documentary in UK cinemas that year.

The night will be raising funds for the Bill Hicks Wildlife Foundation.
With thanks to Halflife Films.


Monday, April 23, 2018

Pick up the Gun - Bill Hicks Tribute Night


Quinta edizione della Bill Hicks Tribute Night italiana! Serata dedicata alla memoria del leggendario stand-up comedian americano Bill Hicks, scomparso all'età di 32 anni nel 1994.


Fifth edition of the Italian Bill Hicks Tribute Night! Evening dedicated to the memory of the legendary American comedian stand-up Bill Hicks, who passed away at the age of 32 in 1994.

Friday, February 23, 2018

In Honour of Bill...

The Laughing Stock Comedy Club are delighted once again to host ‘The 5th Public Members Bill’ at the wonderful Grand Social Dublin
A Tribute To Comedian, Singer Songwriter, Dark Poet and Philosopher Bill Hicks.
A Host of talent will be announced shortly. So stay tuned.

Steve Hicks will be live via internet with some interesting footage of Bill and to answer any questions. So once again we look forward to your company as you take a trip down to Hicksville and be prepared to go BILLISTIC.

A portrait of Bill will be raffled on the night and donations from door receipts (after performers are paid) will go 50/50 to Bill Hicks Wildlife Foundation and An Organisation in Dublin that helps alleviate homelessness.

The theme of this years event is to concentrate on Bill’s philosophy and inclusive ideas “LISTEN, the next revolution is gonna be a revolution of ideas”.

TLSCC are asking mere mortals, artists, activists free thinkers and philosophers to email us @ thelaughingstockcomedyclub@gmail.com with their intent to make the world a better more inclusive and creative space.We are looking for people to go beyond the imagination of this backward hack society. Something that will inspire people in a room in Dublin on Monday 26th February.
All you really have to do is allow Bill into your conscience and the rest is just a ride for you to participate in, or not.Hicks railed against the system. Looking back on what exactly he railed against during his career in 80’s and early 90’s one would think and know he was a modern day soothsayer.So if you believe or even know that your idea needs to be heard by a room full of interesting people then send an email outlining your idea and we’ll make contact.
Maximum stage time to each idea is 10 minutes.

General Admission €12
Students €10