Fans of Comedy Central's The Man Show are expected to be out in full force later this month at an L.A. memorial service for late show regular Bill "The Fox" Foster.
Foster (pictured in background), whose broad repertoire of saucy songs and ability to down a full mug of beer in a single gulp made him a natural hit with raucous Man Show fans, will be honored at a public memorial on June 17 in Santa Monica (at 2518 Wilshire Blvd.). Proceeds from the sale of his CD's and T-shirts at the event will benefit research into prostate cancer, which took Foster's life last month at age 68.
"He really had wanted to do a public announcement regarding prostate cancer and just got too sick at the very end," wife Nancy Grade tells TV Guide Online.
Foster originally made a name for himself displaying his quirky talents through guest spots on TV talk shows and sitcoms (The Jeffersons, Taxi). But younger audiences will remember him best for his role as happy-go-lucky sidekick to Man Show hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla. Each show would end with Foster chugging his beer and leading the audience in his trademark cheer, "Ziggy socky, ziggy socky, hoy hoy hoy!"
Catch Foster's final TV appearance when The Man Show returns for its second season on June 18 (10 pm/ET). And watch for a rare moment of reverence from the show's producers when they honor "The Fox" at the end of the telecast with a black screen and the words, "We will miss him a lot."