Help Crowdfund Female, LBGTQ Focused Comedy Festival, Dangerfest
Dangerfest will be a new a comedy festival that will be gracing the stages of Highland Park here in Los Angeles from Thursday, October 6th-Sunday, October, 9th.
As they state on their site:
DangerFest! will focus on an all female and LGBTQ talent roster, without having that be the focus of the marketing of the festival. We aim to let the work speak for itself and have nothing feel “separate” about it.
They’re looking to crowdfund $7000 to put on this festival, which you can contribute to right here.
Here’s a video explaining their mission further featuring comedians Atsuko Okatsuka, Julia Prescott, Heather Hanford, Lisa Chanoux, and Jenny Yang.
Support Making of Dark Comedy “Cuddle Party” Starring Rob Huebel and Michaela Watkins
Dark comedy, “cuddle party”, Rob Huebel, Michaela Watkins, and executive producer Jill Soloway, should, we think, be enough incentives to not only you get on board to see Matthew Irving Epstein’s film Cuddle Party, but also see it get made.
A couple whose relationship is on the rocks opt to try out a “cuddle party” and, well, it’s a dark comedy, so something insane and hilarious will happen.
Cuddle Party is seeking $35,000 in funds for production over the next 24 days. They’re at $8,020 as of this post being written.
Also, to answer your question, yes, one of the rewards for donating is getting to be part of an actual cuddle party.
Please Support Making of Patrice O’Neal Documentary
Of the documentaries that focus on the life of a single comedian that could be made, one of Patrice O’Neal definitely needs to be made.
As the art form of comedy moves forward, truly unique, trailblazing voices become rarer and rarer. Patrice O’Neal was one such comedic voice that we unfortunately lost too early.
Now, such a documentary, Better Than You, is being made by his fiance Von Decarlo and veteran producer/director Mark Farrell. They’re looking to crowdfund it so they can do it exactly how they want to do it and honor Patrice properly.
So far, they’ve raised $54,889 on Indiegogo out of their $125,000 goal with one month to go.
Support Better Than You here.
Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion Have Crowdfunded Almost $2 Million For Their Comedy Series “Con Man”
Anyone think that the TV network executives of America would put any money behind a series that follows a former star of a sci-fi show in the great and bizarre world of fan conventions even with actual sci-fi stars Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk attached?
Well, the people of the Internet certainly is putting money down on that idea for Con Man.
All Tudyk and Fillion were looking for was $425K, which isn’t a modest amount when it comes to crowdfunding, but it’s probably a modest budget for they wanted to do. Little did they know that only a few days into their campaign that they would more than quadruple their goal with the money raised.
As of this post, their Indiegogo campaign is at $1,827,086 and they have almost entire month to go before the campaign closes on Apr. 10th.
Now, we all have to wonder how much more they’ll get to do with the extra dough.
Also, in case you’re wondering, you should donate to this because this series sounds like it could be pretty great.
Support New Cross Dressing Comedy Series “The Genderton Project” with Drew Droege
Periods. Films and the fantastic Drew Droege are developing a new comedy series that will have women be played by men and men played by women in three connected stories set in three different time periods.
Both Droege and Periods. Films do solid work, Chloe Sevigny/Hollywood Acting Studio and Break Up at a Wedding respectively, and will assuredly be doing the same here with this new series, The Genderton Project. They’re looking to crowdfund $15K by Mar. 22nd on Indiegogo and are at $4,960 as of this post.
Here they are with more details as to why you should support what could be a great and important show.
Also 2% of the funds raised in the campaign will go to The Human Rights Campaign.
Help Finish Documentary About Bassem Youssef “Tickling Giants”
Oft referred to as the Egyptian Jon Stewart, Bassem Youssef hosted a hit satirical news show in Egypt called Al Bernameg. However, as free speech seems to be more limited over there than it is here, Youssef ran into problems when poking fun at those in power.
A documentary is being made about his trials and tribulations in trying to pull off what he pulled off called Tickling Giants. They’re looking to crowdfund $150,000 on Indiegogo by Mar. 10th. As of this post, they have raised $47,827.
If you donate $20, you’ll get a digital download of the movie, but, in general, any amount donated to this project is definitely going to a good cause for both comedy and free speech.
Aasif Mandvi Successfully Funded and Will Be Finishing His “Halal in The Family” Web Series
Aasif Mandvi has made a web series intended to broaden the portrayal of Muslims here in America via a classic multi-cam sitcom.
His Daily Show co-correspondents Jordan Klepper and Samantha Bee are in the web series as well as multi-colored-patterned crew neck sweater.
Today Is The Last Day to Help Kurt Braunohler Send Goats and Chickens to African Families in Need
Even though Kurt Braunohler completed the absurd Herculean task of jet skiing from Chicago to New Orleans, there’s still around $17,000 to raise for his $50,000 goal on indiegogo to support Heifer International in sending 500 goats and 1000 chickens to African families in need.
Kurt is willing to put up his limited edition “Keep It Dry” towels for those who donate. So, you have until the midnight tonight before the campaign ends.
Also, getting a towel that says “keep it dry” could double as a symbol of solidarity in conserving water during this California draught.
Play Video Games Versus Will Ferrell For His SuperMegaBlastMax Gamer Challenge Charity
Continuing to raise money for CancerForCollege.org and DonateGames.org, Will Ferrell has gone from drumming battles to throwing a huge video game event called Will Ferrell’s SuperMegaBlastMax Gamer Challenge where, if enough money is raised via indiegogo, you could win a chance to play against top gamers and Will Ferrell himself.
Kurt Braunohler Setting to Jet Ski For Goats
The amazing Kurt Braunohler is setting for possibly his biggest comedy feat yet in raising enough money to send goats to African families. The “comedy feat” part comes in Kurt attempting to jet ski from Chicago to New Orleans.
So, Kurt is jet skiing for goats and the betterment of mankind. He is looking to raise $50,000 by June 30th via Indiegogo. When Kurt goes on a jet ski right through the middle of the U.S., Comedy Central will document it in Kurt’s Roustabout web series.
Help Matt Walsh Finish His Latest Improvised Movie “A Better You”
Matt Walsh almost has another improvised movie in A Better You done and ready for release. He needs finishing funds to make that happen in the amount of $52,650 over the next month and if you needed any convincing, watch this pretty great IndieGoGo campaign video.
After you’re done enjoying that several times over, donate to finishing A Better You here.