DC has some of the most amazing artists in the world. Discover them and their work in this weekly, live, comedy talk show.
Live from the DC Arts Center in Adams Morgan Every Thursday at 10PM!
When Charlie told me “I want to do a talk show,” I gave him some advice. It was only later that it hit me, “This is awesome! I want to do this!” It has been an incredible journey so far; gathering a cast and crew, envisioning the design, and lining up local established artists and up-and-coming talent for interviews and performance.
Providing a stipend for a professional crew, and for the newer artist who need support for their craft, has now become a high priority. Anything you can pledge will go directly to these people.
We're dedicated to entertaining you and having the best time possible doing it. I believe it’s worthy of your support - as do the 100+ people who’ve already joined with us here.
DC Artists of great renown rarely have a chance to share how they got where they are, and those just starting out rarely have the opportunity to share their work with new audiences. There will be interviews with success stories, performances by up-and-comers and always some kick-ass music to end the show.
The cross-pollination that comes with entertaining and learning from each other creates amazing things. “Comedia del Arte, this is jazz; Ibsen, I'd like you to meet poetry slam. We think you have a lot to talk about.”
“The Charlie Visconage Show" will have all the monologues, comic characters, prizes and audience interaction you'd expect in a late night show. Our host is a talented improviser, storyteller and popular podcast jockey. Executive producer, Topher Bellavia is a national award-winning filmmaker with twenty years of experience producing live theater. We've also got a genius accompanist, a razor-sharp funny side-kick, a team of eager comedy writers and a dedicated staff and crew who've already done the groundwork, we just need your investment to press “Go.”
There are sets to build, costumes to hem, theater rent to pay, lights to be hung, websites to program, and marketing materials to design and print. Adding to the costs are a video camera, microphones, a projector, headsets, furniture, and many other things that are needed for long-term success.
Mounting a great live show isn't cheap and we need your help to bring new audiences to experience new artists and to learn from those who've already found success.
Please join us in providing this opportunity for years to come.
Confirmed Guests so Far
Ruppert, Filmaker, talk show host; Executive Producer of the 48 Hour Film Project
Stockman, Director; Artistic Director of Constellation Theatre
- Amy Saidman,Storyteller; Artistic Director of SpeakEasyDC
Brienza, Visual Artist; Executive Director Capital Fringe
Demery, Comedian, improviser; Owner of “The Comedy Spot”
Gann, Filmaker; Festival Director DC Shorts Film Festival
Kreamer, Actor, Musician; Peace & Love Festival Sweden, “Shaiman”
Morgan, Actor; producer; John Aniello Award Winner 2011 “Best New Theater Company,” No
Thanks for your time and attention!
[Seriously, if you want to get more involved, email bellavia@gmail]
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Dec 20, 2011 - Jan 19, 2012
Pledge $1 or more
Craig Ferguson Level: A “thank you!” in the credits and a shout-out on Facebook!Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Arsenio Hall Level: All of the above + An official poster signed by the cast and crew!Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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Jimmy Fallon Level: All of the above + 2 tickets to a regular season show!Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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Ellen Degeneres Level: All of the above + 4 tickets to a regular season show, take a bow at the end of the show!Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $250 or more
3 backers Limited (2 of 5 left)
Jay Leno Level: All of the above + Sit in on a comedy writers’ meeting and get a monologue joke about you in that show, 2 tickets to the season premier, Polaroid of you and Charlie living it up at the after-party!Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $500 or more
3 backers Limited (2 of 5 left)
David Letterman Level: All of the above + Be Charlie’s announcer for a night, 4 tickets to the season premier!Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
Conan O’Brien Level: All of the above + 2 thee-month season tickets (4 to the season premier), bring your favorite artist to perform, Co-Producer listing in the credits!Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $1,500 or more
Johnny Carson Level: All of the above + 2 front-row three-month season tickets (6 to the season premier), be a co-sidekick for a night, Producer listing in the credits!Estimated delivery: Feb 2012