Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Barcelona Comedy Festival

1st FIC FLIX - Inaugural edition

We are delighted to add a very cool comedy cinema programme to the FIC BCN '12 calendar and very cool it is too. 
Barcelona is a hive of Short Movie production and screening backed up by a myriad of different short and full feature festivals covering every genre except comedy.
So only right we fill the void and we have put together an exciting mini programme to introduce the concept for our inaugural FIC FLIX which we hope to develop further in 2013.

All screenings this year will take place in the atmospheric cellar of Las Cuevas del Sorte


Ray Torr is an Irish writer, comedy enthusiast and gaelic games fanatic.

Remember you used to laugh - when you were younger like and not ravaged by the cynical beast that is time. These are dark times, but there is light at the end of the tunnel* Ray Torr's Comedy shorts will drop in on FIC BCN '12 and it will be funny, really funny and we're not telling you who's in it yet.
Irish comedy is not all about priests you know. No, there's other stuff.
 Attend this fabulous one-off show to find out more. Night includes a short movie film quiz with top prize.
(*it's a train) 

2. 'NATURAL BORN SATIRISTS' - A Showcase of US satire

Definition of SATIRE
  • the use of humour, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues:
In November 2011, Catalan filmmaker Ignasi Boltó organized a showcase in four parts entitled “The Bill Hicks humor”
Following on from that event, Ignasi will collaborate with FIC BCN’12 to create some new screenings including more of comedy’s legendary voices from the genre at times we need more than most, satirical comedy.
“NATURAL BORN SATIRISTS” will focus on a different comic each night will include, subtitled V.O. screenings, introductions and bilingual discussion over three nights. The line up includes:

PART 1 - BILL HICKS - 'OUTLAW COMIC' - Wed Oct 3rd, 9pm

2003 Documentary of Bill Hick’s life, focusing on the censorship that pursued him throughout his career. The public wasn’t prepared for a comedian who pushed the boundaries way beyond their expectations.


 A special FIC compilation of the work of  the 5 time grammy award winning, New York comedy genius. The screening will include a little biography, some of the best performances and some choice statements made in his greatest interviews from a man as quoted as Oscar Wilde.

PART 3 - BILL MAHER - 'RELIGULOUS' - Wed Oct 17, 9pm

Bill Maher’s hilarious documentary takes a look at the follies and often ridiculous aspects of organised religion in a unique, satirical and intelligent way. One of the many 'still living' and active satirists using the tools and tastes of a new generation to get their points across.


Each screening will be in V.O. with Spanish subtitles and  will include an




The goal of ¨NATURAL BORN SATIRISTS¨ is to introduce these great comics and their ideas to the uninitiated

For existing fans provide a reminder to inspire us to break free of the crippling social apathy that has engulfed us in this moment of crisis in Spain.

To quote the words on Hick’s headstone:

 “I left in love, in laughter, and in truth and wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit”. 

Event organizer: Ignasi Boltó -

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Foundation Yard Sale

This Saturday 9/15 from Noon- 5pm Bill Hicks Foundation will be having a yard sale in front of Forbidden Fruit as part of the 14th annual North Loop Strip Block Party.

Come and check out all the housewares, clothing, office supplies and more and help us help the animals!  All the shops in the strip will be "taking it to the street" with sales, music, food and family friendly fun.


Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Wildlife Need You!

Raccoon season is winding down, but we still have 18 youngsters in need of new permanent habitat! If you, or someone you know, has acreage in the central Texas area with access to water (tanks,streams, lakes,creeks etc..) and wooded areas, please contact us asap!  

Contact us

Bill Hicks Statue Project

BILL HICKS is revered throughout the world as many things - legend, truthsayer, shaman, philosopher, and many more. Bill was a rare breed of human; A guy that comes along once in a lifetime to challenge us to be better. He made you think, he kept you on the edge of your seat, and he was completely fearless. He's one of the few comedians that is still relevant almost 20 years after being taken from the world too soon, and his legacy grows every day. Yet, there does not stand a single monument in the world to him. Bill began his comedy career in Houston at the now defunct Comedy Workshop on San Felipe and Shepherd. A statue to permanently pay homage to him in the city where he began his journey would solidify his legacy. This statue would serve as a symbol to remember the past and everything Bill gave us, but also as a reminder for the future generations to seek knowledge around every corner.

Houston sculptor DAVID ADICKES has agreed to build the statue of Bill. If you've ever seen his work, you know he is the best man for the job and that the statue will be nothing short of amazing. A Houston legend sculpting a Houston legend - It doesn't get better than that. The family and estate of Bill Hicks has given their blessing to this project and will be on hand at the statue's unveiling.

THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN. You can directly support the building and placement of the statue to honor a hometown hero by clicking the PayPal link below and donating money to the cause.

The costs for creating, placing, and maintaining such a monument are staggering. Costs also include a nationwide PR campaign and location fees. We estimate this total to be about $70,000 yet any funds which exceed cost will be donated to Bill Hicks Foundation for Wildlife.

Free Press Houston is going to start this project off with an initial donation of $10,000. BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP.

For the most generous donors ($5,000 or more), we have something special for you-- YOUR NAME WILL BE PERMANENTLY INSCRIBED on the statue thanking you for making it a reality.

For donations of $1000 or more, YOU WILL BE HONORED AT A PRIVATE THANK YOU DINNER AND PARTY the evening preceding unveiling. This party will have very special guest performers.


But really, anything helps, and if you aren't able to donate money, a simple share on your social networks spreads the word about this project to more people and helps immensely. Please pass this along to everyone you know and encourage them to support in any way they can.

We have our own ideas about where this statue should be placed - a public historical place where fans can pay homage, but also where people who Bill is unknown to can discover him for the first time. Because you're the ones who are going to make this dream a reality in the end, we'd like to have your opinions on where this statue should go as well. Please email us your thoughts on where you'd like to see this statue at, and any other suggestions here.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

4th Annual Pocket FishRmen Fish Fry

4th Annual Pocket FishRmen Fish Fry
April 22, 2012

Starts at 4 pm at Scoot Inn

1308 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78702

Silent auction of original artwork!
Free fish dinner while it lasts!
Proceeds to benefit Kinky Friedman's Utopia Rescue Ranch (for dogs) and the Bill Hicks Foundation (for wildlife rescue).


Bad Lucifer 4
Scorpio Rising 4:45
Gay Sportscasters 5:30
Egypt 6:15
Dickens 7:00
Pocket FishRmen 7:45
The Bipolar Gentlemen 8:30
Black Salve 9:15
Chief Fuzzer 10:00
Cunto! 10:45

Baby raccoons on hand and possibly photo ops with wolf dog Kitchi too!

More Info -

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


The Bill Hicks Foundation for Wildlife is proud to announce our new Bill Hicks website "Bill Hicks Fans". Collecting news and media related to Bill from around the world, Bill Hicks Fans exists to provide a constant feed of Bill related media and info for Bill's fans in one location.