A few years ago, I made some Internet videos of my friend Mike Mauloff pretending to be a guy named Josh Jennings who decided to run for Congress.
They ended up on CNN, MSNBC and FOX News. That led to me getting calls from TV development executives interested in creating a sitcom around Josh.
I met with agents and managers, and the guys who ended up representing the project advised me to create the show myself and shoot the pilot -- that is, the first episode of the Josh Jennings show -- on my own. Another one of their clients had just done the exact same thing with an idea that became the hit show "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."
So I created a TV show about Josh and worked with some friends to write the pilot. It turned out pretty good -- good enough that lots of entertainment industry professionals have signed up to help me make it for free or at a really reduced rate because they love it so much. Sitcom pilots usually cost lots of money to produce, but because of their generosity we're going to be able to do this one for only $20,000.
That's where you come in. We're already well on our way, but we don't have much time. If you want to see Josh get his own TV show, the only way to happen is to make a pledge to help us reach our goal.
Even if you can't donate, please help us spread the word to your friends. Tell them that you're supporting Josh Jennings for Congress this year...and that they should, too.
For more information, visit the official Josh Jennings for Congress website, where you can read the script and watch the rest of the original Congressional ads.
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