Starting Tuesday September 2nd, I’ll be raising money to shoot my first comedy special. It will have a unique set design, animation, and some other visual elements that I want to keep a surprise. It will last until September 30th. I’ve never sold ad space on this site. I prefer it that way, but if you have ever wanted to help with the site, this would be a great way. Here is the link.

If you think your contribution wouldn’t make a difference, you’re wrong. Even it’s only a dollar, it will only help. It’s a lot of money to try to get together, but some of that has to do with costs included in the kickstarter itself. They take a percentage, then you have to mail some of the rewards, and then there’s replicating copies of a DVD. That’s all on top of shooting it, recording sound, lighting it, editing it. That’s where the bulk of the funding will go. It could probably be done slightly cheaper, but I’m not sure how much. The crew has already volunteered to sleep on floors and share hotel rooms. We’re aiming for 25k, and I think this is the bare minimum to make something that does justice to the idea. I really believe in it. I think it’s creative, and so many creative people have volunteered their time and effort, I’d love to make it happen. I’m not very good at bothering people on the internet, but I feel compelled to in this situation. Anyway, thank you for your help if you have already contributed. And if you haven’t, maybe you’ll at least take a look?

Here’s a link. Thank you.

I usually don’t have comments available on this site, but if you have any suggestions for rewards or “tiers” that you’d like to see, please share them. I want everyone to feel involved and that it is something they’re a part of.

The Junk Show now has a mailing list. You can sign up here. It’s free and I won’t bother you or sell your info. I’d like to not have to use facebook to invite people to the show so eventually this, and the tumblr, and twitter, will be the only sources to keep up to speed on upcoming shows.

The next one is this Sunday September 14th at 8pm at the Copper Still. Hope to see you there.

I was a guest on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast. It’s one of the motherships of podcasts, and it’s easy to see why. A really comfortable environment, and Marc’s very relaxed and casual. I opened up a little more than I normally do.

This week I’ll be at ACME Comedy Co. in Minneapolis, MN. Next week I’ll be in Portland, OR for a stand-up show as well as a ‘Picture This’ show. Both shows are at the Curious Comedy Theater. All of the ticket links can be found on the Shows page.

The next Junk Show at the Copper Still (4485 Beverly Blvd) will be in June 8th at 8pm (although it usually starts around 8:15pm) The show will have great comics, animation, magic, music, and of course, the continuation of the 16 Second Story. To see some images from previous shows, as well as posters made by nice folks just wanting to help the show, visit the Junk Show Tumblr Page Thanks for supporting the show, and I hope to see you there.