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You can help build a Bill Hicks memorial statue

You can help build a Bill Hicks memorial statue

By | August 4, 2012 at 2:14 pm | 2 comments

David Adickes, a famed sculptor from Houston has been memorializing notables figures from his home city in stone for six decades. And now he's agreed to give Houston's most notable comedian the same treatment. Free Press Houston is working to raise enough money to have a massive...

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Russell Crowe will direct Bill Hicks biopic, but who should play Hicks?

Russell Crowe will direct Bill Hicks biopic, but who should play Hicks?

By | July 23, 2012 at 4:30 pm | 20 comments

In spite of Russell Crowe’s wide array of acting jobs over the years, he will always be Maximus the vengeful gladiator to me (I know, it was over 10 years ago, but he was such a BAMF!). Reading this morning that the erstwhile warrior would be directing a Bill Hicks biopic,...

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Comedian Ron Shock: ‘I have seven to nine months to live’

Comedian Ron Shock: ‘I have seven to nine months to live’

By | April 4, 2012 at 9:34 pm | No comments

Cancer-stricken comedian Ron Shock, who, for more than three months, has been chronicling his battle with and treatment of the disease through a series of videos, announced today that he has between seven and nine months to live. "No easy way to post this, so here goes," Shock...

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Screening of Bill Hicks film ‘Ninja Bachelor Party’ goes down at Comedy Store on Dec. 16

Screening of Bill Hicks film ‘Ninja Bachelor Party’ goes down at Comedy Store on Dec. 16

By | December 6, 2011 at 10:00 am | One comment

Bill Hicks would've celebrated his 50th birthday 10 days from now, if pancreatic cancer didn't claim his life nearly 18 years ago. Luckily he left the world of comedy with an archive of albums, live performances and... what's this? A short film called Ninja Bachelor Party?...

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New Bill Hicks EP to be released Dec. 13

New Bill Hicks EP to be released Dec. 13

By | December 5, 2011 at 1:08 pm | One comment

Three days before what would have been Bill Hicks' 50th birthday, a five-track EP -- 12/16/61 (the late comedian's birthday) -- will be released for digital download. Clocking in at 15 minutes and 13 seconds, the collection includes previously unreleased recordings which capture...

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Comedians Vs. Hecklers: Laughspin’s six favorite takedowns

Comedians Vs. Hecklers: Laughspin’s six favorite takedowns

By | September 6, 2011 at 12:46 pm | 27 comments

I think it's safe to say that all most comedians ever want to do is tell jokes and make people laugh. But all too often, some wise-ass decides that he or she wants to get involved and steal the spotlight. We call these miserable low lives that needed more hugs growing up...

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Man found guilty after twittering joke bomb threat; comedians question freedom of speech

By | April 19, 2011 at 3:42 pm | No comments

Paul Chambers was found guilty for sending a menacing communication, as reported by BBC News, for tweeting a joking bomb threat, "Crap! Robin Hood Airport is closed. You've got a week... otherwise I'm blowing the airport sky high!" This test of the limits of freedom of speech...

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Punchline Magazine’s 10 favorite marijuana-related video comedy bits

By | April 19, 2011 at 1:41 pm | 2 comments

Tomorrow is April 20. (It's today if you're reading this on Wednesday). For those who don't smoke marijuana on a regular basis, it's just Wednesday. For pot heads worldwide, however, 4/20 is the biggest day of the year; it's the day when stoners get more stoned than usual or at...

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Celebrate Bill Hicks Day with a new Facebook profile photo

By | February 25, 2011 at 4:46 pm | No comments

Seventeen years ago tomorrow, the world lost an incisive and darkly hilarious comedian: Bill Hicks. In his memory, the Bill Hicks Movie Facebook page is encouraging fans to change their profile picture to one of a few icons they’ve provided, and to tweet old Hicks jokes,...

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