A project by Free Press Houston to remember legendary comedian Bill Hicks in the city where he began his career
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.