Reminder: Bill Hicks Day tributes

Today is the 15th anniversary of the day stand-up comedian Bill Hicks died. Over in the U.K., comedy club Jongleurs in Camden held a tribute show last night. Tonight, his childhood friend Dwight Slade performs at Cap City Comedy Club in Austin, Texas, with a special screening of the 2007 tribute film, "Squeegee Your Third Eye," and a Q&A session. And as trends go, it's not surprising to see people have a dedicated Twitter hashtag for #billhicksday.

Related: David Letterman recently welcomed Bill's mother, Mary Hicks, and aired the previously censored 1993 set Bill Hicks performed shortly before his death.

Further background: What happened when Letterman censored Bill Hicks.

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