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Documentary on late comedian Mike DeStefano in the works, $75,000 needed (Video)

Documentary on late comedian Mike DeStefano in the works, $75,000 needed (Video)

By | March 13, 2014 at 2:27 pm | No comments

It's been three years since the passing of the extremely talented and on-the-rise comedian Mike DeStefano. The abrasively hilarious comedian, who was HIV positive and overcame a severe drug addiction, died of a heart attack in March 2011. He was about to launch his one-man show...

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Jonathan Katz will star as an inmate on Death Row and Weight Watchers, with your help

Jonathan Katz will star as an inmate on Death Row and Weight Watchers, with your help

By | June 11, 2013 at 10:35 am | 4 comments

If you consider yourself even a casual comedy observer, you are undoubtedly a fan of Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, the classic animated series that ran on Comedy Central from 1995 to 1999. Not only was it an amazing vehicle for comedian Jonathan Katz, but it also launched...

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Eugene Mirman on bringing festival to Boston:  I don’t want to just sell out to any urinal company (Video)

Eugene Mirman on bringing festival to Boston: I don’t want to just sell out to any urinal company (Video)

By | May 31, 2013 at 11:33 am | No comments

There's been a recent surge in famous people using Kickstarter to fund their pet projects, and the trend is receiving quite a bit of backlash. But before you swear off donating to someone you've seen on television, consider helping Eugene Mirman bring his Brooklyn-based Eugene...

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Kickstarter abuse: Why are you giving your money to wealthy celebrities?

Kickstarter abuse: Why are you giving your money to wealthy celebrities?

By | April 29, 2013 at 3:11 pm | 150 comments

Kickstarter is amazing. It’s especially amazing for industrious, talented artists who lack the connections and capital usually needed to realize their dreams. In fact, it’s been a pleasure recently to see photographer Seth Olenick’s book of comedian portraits, comedian Sue...

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Funny Or Die wants to make five 1990s comedy shows into movies (Videos)

Funny Or Die wants to make five 1990s comedy shows into movies (Videos)

By | April 1, 2013 at 12:20 pm | No comments

On the heels of the incredibly unnecessary crowd-funded Veronica Mars feature film -- pretty sure Kristen Bell and the show's creator Rob Thomas have $2 million to spare -- and in honor of April Fool's Day, Funny Or Die has launched their own completely absurd Kickstarter...

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First Jersey City Comedy Festival set to launch this year

First Jersey City Comedy Festival set to launch this year

By | February 25, 2013 at 10:37 am | 4 comments

The Jersey City Comedy Festival is a week-long event with over 75 comedians on 20 different comedy shows…or at least it will be if you help make it happen! Garden State comedian Craig Mahoney is attempting to fund an entire comedy festival using the crowdfunding web site,...

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Robert Schimmel documentary in the works and you can help fund it (Video)

Robert Schimmel documentary in the works and you can help fund it (Video)

By | January 15, 2013 at 4:27 pm | No comments

When Robert Schimmel died in 2010, he left behind him a body of work any comedian would have been proud to create. At 60 years old, Schimmel was a cancer survivor and was still earnestly touring across the country, so it was a shock to the comedy world when he was critically...

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Dan Harmon, Charlie Kaufman want $200,000 to fund animated movie

Dan Harmon, Charlie Kaufman want $200,000 to fund animated movie

By | July 12, 2012 at 2:07 pm | No comments

Dan Harmon, no doubt, has some time on his hands after being forced out of his Community job. That is, unless he can get funding to executive-produce a stop-motion animated film, which absolutely looks to be worth your donations. Anomalisa, written by Charlie Kaufman (Being...

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Comedian Myq Kaplan challenges Kickstarter to define ‘art’ (Video)

Comedian Myq Kaplan challenges Kickstarter to define ‘art’ (Video)

By | July 9, 2012 at 2:45 pm | 3 comments

What is art? I don't know and neither does comedian Myq Kaplan. But at least Kaplan has a plan to figure it out, once and for all. He just needs help raising $1 to fund the project. Kaplan set up a Kickstarter page where he is requesting your donations to help him reach his...

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