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)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Anniversary of Bill passing...

On this, the 21st Anniversary, we ask that you honors Bill's legacy by spreading some truth, light, love and laughter today. And please, be kind to animals of ALL kinds! Namaste Friends!

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:

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

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