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


Monday, May 23, 2016

Our good friends in Pocket FishRman have announced their 8th annual fundraiser for the foundation! Saturday, June 4th, 4p-12A at The Hole in the Wall, a truly venerable and much revered local bar.
Please join us for some stellar tunes and of course fried fish with all the trimmings,  all included in your $10 cover charge. We will be on hand with foundation swag and possibly a critter or 2. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Birthday Bash Fundraiser

Spider House Ballroom presents: THE BILL HICKS BIRTHDAY BASH
: Friday, December 18th, Doors 9pm
WHERE: Spider House Ballroom | 2906 Fruth St., Austin, TX 78705
Join us December 18th to celebrate the life and legacy of Texas Outlaw Comic Bill Hicks just a few days after what would have been his 54th birthday. The now legendary comedian and music and animal lover is often cited as one of the best, most “necessary” comics ever (Paste Magazine, Telegraph UK, Slate). So it seems only right to throw a bash featuring some of Austin’s best comics and bands, and that said bash will benefit Hicks’ Austin-based Wildlife Foundation.

The evening features two stages of live comedy from Hicks fans Chris Tellez (Cap City Comedy, ATX Comedy Hour), Danny Palumbo (Funniest Person in Austin, ATX Uncensored(ish), Bounce House) and Avery Moore (Moontower Comedy, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Betches of Comedy), as well as an early Hicks screening of "Relentless" and plenty of live music.

Featuring self-described “post sincerity garage-punkers” Sailor Poon ,dream wave, psych rockers Lunar Gold, plus surreal rockers Another De Sade and finally, art-rockers Attic Ted invade the Ballroom with their theatrical punk.

Get there early for a screening of "Relentless"  and stay for the art raffle including a painting of Hicks’ famous American Flag Gag photo. $7 suggested donation gets you in the door and donations of $7 or higher get a raffle ticket. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $2 each or 3 for $5. All proceeds from the evening will benefit the Bill Hicks Wildlife Foundation, located here in Austin.  The Foundation will also be at the event with Hicks T-shirts, CD's books and more and will provide a "Hicks prize Pack" also for the raffle.

“I left in love, in laughter, and in truth and wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit.” –Bill Hicks (1994)