Professor Blastoff is starting out the year with a series of solo episodes. Mine is up first, and I invited Jon Dore and Eddie Della Siepe into my podcasting studio (garage) to talk about their homeland – Canada. I also chat at the beginning about the Serial podcast and HBO’s The Wire. If you’d like to hear this sort of thing, click here.

Have a good 2015! …or else.

The kickstarter is done. The crew is assembled. The animation is ready. Now we just have to film it, and that is happening at the New Movement Theater in Austin, TX this Saturday. There are only a handful of tickets left. My good friend Bryan Gutmann drew that cool dinosaur astronaut poster, and the Chronicle did this nice little blurb. I’m looking forward to putting this show on, and I hope you’re there as a part of it. Buy your tickets here while you can.

The Kickstarter was a success, and thank you a kajlillion times, everyone who helped. We’re filming the show at the New Movement Theater in Austin, TX on November 15th. And prior to that, I will be doing some practice shows. If you’d like to see the material, I will be doing a week of FREE shows at The Creek and The Cave in Brooklyn, NY. And I’ll be practicing the show with animation (sort of a dress rehearsal) at the Neon Venus on October 24th. That’s in Los Angeles. And I’ll be headlining the Improv on Melrose November 8th with the full animation. All ticket links will be available on the shows page. Hope to see you there, and thanks again!

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.