WE... No... YOU DID IT!!!
As you can see YOU DID IT! You have delivered us to our goal with a couple days to spare! YAY! We are so excited to know when we leave to go to Phoenix on Saturday morning for our first show that evening (YIPES!) that we will be able to pay the theater rentals, rent the film equipment, buy plane tickets, rent care, afford to bring our two excellent filmmakers with us, and make an awesome documentary for YOU!
And if you or anybody you know still wants to help, we are still accepting donations. We asked for our bare bones budget because we had no idea that we would make it, but you know... we might like to eat while we are on the road. Just kidding. All your donations will be put towards making the movie and the tour more successful! We'll eat when we get home.
Also check this awesome appeal that is running on Sandra Bernhard's episode of WTF with Marc Maron.
pledged of $20,000 goal
seconds to go
Jul 11, 2011 - Sep 9, 2011 (60 days)
Pledge $10 or more
a warm fuzzy feeling for helping us make a great movie + exclusive updates about the film and tour + your name in the “special thanks” of our movie and website!
Pledge $25 or more
all of the above + an autographed copy of W. Kamau Bell’s “Face Full of Flour” (named one of the Top 10 Best Comedy Albums of 2010 by iTunes and Punchline Magazine).
Pledge $50 or more
all of the above + a special edition DVD of the film, autographed by Kamau, Nato & Janine + we will send you a personalized postcard from the road!
Pledge $75 or more
all the above + a special edition Laughter Against the Machine poster (pictured here: http://www.avrodesign.com/dima/illustration.html), from acclaimed designer Dimitri Drjuchin, autographed by the artist and by Kamau, Nato and Janine and special tour guests!
Pledge $100 or more
all of the above + LATM friend Boots Riley (frontman for The Coup and Streetsweeper Social Club) will help us record a song that includes your name, which we will put on YouTube.
Pledge $150 or more
all the above + Janine will write and record a personalized cat-themed ditty for your beloved feline pet, or a personalized “hate poem” for the ridiculous/entitled group of your choice and post it on YouTube + Nato will send you a photo of his "package."
Pledge $200 or more
all of the above + 2 tickets to a LATM show of your choice (travel costs not included) and a shout out at that show proving to everyone else in the room how down you are with LATM!
Pledge $300 or more
all of the above + LATM will take you and a guest out for a fancy cocktail after the show (Location chosen by LATM gourmand, Nato Green. Pre-requisite: Must be in same town as the group.)
Pledge $500 or more
all of the above + Kamau will read and post a 500 word review of a book written by the reality star of your choice (Snooki, The Situation, one of the Khardashians, Tila Tequila, etc.) + an autographed copy of an album or other memorabilia from LATM friend Vernon Reid (2 time Grammy Award winner and founder of the seminal rock band Living Colour)
Pledge $1,000 or more
all of the above + one or more members of LATM will cook dinner for you and up to 7 more people on a mutually agreeable date and location. Some of us are really really good cooks. It’ll be like a nineteenth-century salon.
Pledge $2,500 or more
all of the above + two tickets and meet & greet passes to a Margaret Cho (friend of LATM!) show of your choice (excluding festival appearances) + artist and LATM friend Dimitri Drjuchin will design a one of a kind illustration of you based on a submitted photograph. Come on people - this is priceless! Check out his work here: http://www.avrodesign.com/dima/
Pledge $5,000 or more
all of the above + Associate Producer credit in our film, and isn’t credit for our good works all any of us really wants?
Pledge $10,000 or more
all of the above + we will get ourselves on a plane and come to your house or workplace or school (as long as it is in the 50 United States) and do a private show for you and your friends/family/colleagues/animal companions. PLEASE BE FROM HAWAII OR SOME PLACE TROPICAL IF POSSIBLE.