They say sometimes the best thing someone can do for their career is die.
Bill Hicks might hold the title of being the top comedians whose legend has only grown since his death. Underrated nearly his his entire career here in the US, it’s looking like some of his fellow Texans are looking to change that and are trying to raise the money to commission a statue to pay homage to Hicks in Houston, TX where the comedian got his start in stand-up at the now defunct Comedy Workshop.
Houston sculptor David Adickes has agreed to build the statue and the family of Hicks has given their blessing for the project and will be on hand for the statue’s unveiling. The only thing stopping them now is funding as an estimated $70,000 is needed to create, place, location fees, and maintenance of the monument. This is also where all of Hicks’ fans come in.
The paper Free Press Houston is donating $10,000 and they rest they hope will be taken care of by private donors. The website www.billhicksstatue.com has been set up to take donations. They also have various levels set up to honor those that pledge money ranging from screened posters to your name included on the monument.
Via 24/7 Comedy