Help a Hawaiian share his aloha with the world! Support spreading laughter and help me represent the 808 state for a 3 State tour!
You are probably wondering "why should I help YOU. Of all the countless artists that are asking for handouts, why should I choose to fund your dream."
No easy answer...
When you think about comedy on Maui, what comes to mind? Drawing a bit of a blank? Maybe open mics? Don Barnhart and Greg Wilson? Maui Celebrity Series? The shows at Ambrosia? The Comedy Hui?
What ever comes to mind, I have been a part of. I have been working tirelessly for the past 5 years to bring a higher level of comedic performances to Maui audiences. When I first started at the age of 21, there was NO stand up comedy scene, no venues, and no open mics for comedians. I started by clogging the musical open mics of Maui, jocking with 3-5 piece bands for 5-10 min of stage time. As time grew on, I discovered that no one was going to create work for me, so I started producing my own shows with talent that I had found under the various rocks of Maui; some of which had been inspired by my journey into this world of laughter. High profile gigs started popping up, as I was able to step into a higher level of performance experience thanks to being the most experienced out of all of Maui's comedians. Since then, I have been on tours, short films, and a multitude of productions... And it is only the beginning
The reason I feel my dream is worth the support is apparent. This is not just some fly by night whim of a dream that I am chasing like a giddy child with a butterfly net. I have modeled my entire life around this professional art. I have missed out on great job opportunities and been dumped by several wonderful women in my pursuits. There is nothing more important to me than my pursuit to spread joy across the nation while giving audiences a taste of a culture that would otherwise be unheard and stereotyped. I have booked shows in Washington, Oregon and California. I will reach these shows by any means necessary, no matter what this fundraiser brings, but with your help, I will be able to maximize my efficiency.
Thank you so much for even taking the time to show interest in this project. By my math, if all of my facebook friends gave one dollar, I would meet my goals... But don't let this limit your generosity ;-). I will be posting a video blog along the entire tour, so feel free to follow along my adventures in strange places. For all you business owners out there, I have a "Tour Sponsor" rate which means I will wear your logo and shows, and mention you frequently in my Vlog. Thanks again for your time. To all those who support this, you will not only be making a donation to a huge undertaking, but you also be buying a front row ticket to enjoy the show of my career's progression. Enjoy thew show!!!
Curtis Chino LaForge
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A free copy of my CD to be finished shortly (autographed... not like it's worth any more...yet.) As well as stickers, and if applicable, a free ticket to a show in your areaEstimated delivery:
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A listing as a personal sponsor for the tour. I will wear your businesses T-shirts, talk about you on stage and to people in person. Also includes free CD and stickers.Estimated delivery:
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