Wednesday, April 2, 2014

20th Anniversary thank you!


A big thank you to everyone who attended and everyone responsible for the 20th anniversary tribute events that raised money for the foundation this year. Especially Matt Harlock, Steve Hicks, Lee Kern, Daniel Glover, Don Eales, Ryan Hicks and the comics/co producers of the event in San Diego: Jason Collings, Brian Simpson, Jeffrey Berner, and Jon Shefskys.

Photos from the event in London can be seen here - https://www.facebook.com/AmericanBillHicks

Listen to Steve Hicks on national radio here:
BBC6 Music - Shaun Keaveny http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01sxpqp

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Bill Hicks 20th Anniversary Tribute Night



For all of our friends across the pond: 

Longtime supporter and co producer of the film Bill Hicks: The American, Mr Matt Harlock is presenting a tribute to Bill in London on the 20th anniversary of his passing. This will be a charity event raising funds for the Bill Hicks Wildlife Foundation!! We will be sending Foundation T shirts, stickers as well as Bill's full catalog of CD's for raffle prizes!!

Here are the details:


Bill Hicks 20th Anniversary Official Tribute Night
7pm till 11pm Feb 26th 2014
Dingwalls, 11 Middle Yard, Camden, London NW1 8AB

Full details and tickets available at:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bill-hicks-20th-anniversary-tribute-night-tickets-10154501387

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Charity Sale for the Foundation at the North Loop Strip Block Party!

Sat 9/21 Noon- 7pm 

100 Block of E. North Loop Blvd at Ave F

Mega Sidewalk Sale- Tons of Cool Cheap Stuff plus Hicks Foundation T's, Hicks CD's and DVD's Music and more!

Drop by and see the new foundation T featuring a rare photo of Bill by David Johndrow.

New "choice between fear and love" shirt available!

See the donations page for more info -


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

In loving memory...

Our dear friend and patron Mike Densley


Gone from our lives but always in our hearts, long live Mike D!

ELEMENTAL - Local event supported by the Foundation


ELEMENTAL
Monday, June 3rd at 7 pm 
Stateside Theater, 719 Congress Avenue
Followed by a Q&A with Director Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee
For advance tickets & group sales, contact: 

"A rare, fresh look at environmental issues and sustainability...
Director Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee ties these threads together masterfully." 
-John Fink, The Film Stage

Elemental tells the story of three individuals united by their deep connection with nature, confronting the most pressing ecological challenges of our time. The film follows Rajendra Singh, a former  Indian government official, on a 40-day pilgrimage down India’s once pristine Ganges river. Singh works to shut down factories, halt construction of dams, and rouse the Indian public to treat their sacred “Mother Ganga” with respect. In northern Canada, Eriel Deranger mounts her struggle against the world’s largest industrial development, the Tar Sands, an oil deposit larger than the state of Florida. A young mother and native Denè, Deranger struggles with family challenges while campaigning tirelessly against the Tar Sands and its proposed 2,000-mile Keystone XL Pipeline, which are destroying Indigenous communities and threatening an entire continent. And in Australia, inventor and entrepreneur Jay Harman searches for investors willing to risk millions on his conviction that nature’s own systems hold the key to our world’s ecological problems. Harmon finds his inspiration in the natural world’s profound architecture and creates a revolutionary device that he believes can slow down global warming.

More Information: website || facebook || twitter || trailer
Co-Directed Produced Co-Composed by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee
Co-Directed & Produced by Gayatri Roshan
Running Time: 93 minutes

Thursday, April 18, 2013

5th Annual Pocket Fishrmen Fish Fry Benefit for the Hicks Foundation for Wildlife

UPDATE: Big THANK YOU to the 5th Annual Pocket Fisherman Fish Fry for another amazing event and record donations! Thank you Cris and Kelly and everyone who helped/attended and donated!

Sunday, April 21st at The Scoot! Doors and Music start at 4:00

This year's whale of a line up features: 

The Hickoids - 10:45
Churchwood - 10:00
Purple Stickpin - 9:15
Pocket Fishrmen - 8:30
El Pathos - 7:00
Egypt - 7:00
Solid Goat - 6:15
Dickins - 5:30
Shinta - 4:45
and Party Wizard at 4:00!

Fun for all ages includes a silent auction of local arts, jewelry, fashions, goods and services. Artsy fun stuff, games and face painting for the kiddos.
BIG thanks to those who have donated goods for the silent auction:

A beautiful necklace from Shanna Laura Pharis - SoCoDivka Designs
A painting by Erika Jane Mallette
Liz Potter Photography
Madame Guitar Strap
Gift card to Live Oak Barbeque ( thanks Candice and Tom)
Sculpture by Ellen Gibbs - Archy the Cat
And a pair of 4 day badges to the Moontower Comedy Festival!!

Please go check out their websites, Etsy and Facebook pages.

We are all so grateful for all the kind and generous community we share.

The Hicks Foundation will bring this spring's recently rescued little critters and everyone's favorite Kitchi the WOLF! So, there'll be plenty to howl about!

Come out and celebrate the wildlife on Earth day! 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Barcelona Comedy Festival

1st FIC FLIX - Inaugural edition
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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

1. FIC SHORT FLIX - RAY TORR'S COMEDY SHORTS - Fri Sept 28, 8.30pm



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.

PART 2 - GEORGE CARLIN - A COMPILATION OF THE BEST OF - Wed Oct 10, 9pm



 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.

THE FORMAT

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

INTRODUCTON 

SCREENING OF THE VIDEO 

FINAL BILINGUAL DISCUSSION

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 
www.bolotduario.com - bolotduario@gmail.com