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A metropolitan "Prairie Home Companion" A collection of songs, sketches, stories, musical guests based in a fictional Chicago 'hood.
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**DUE TO OVERWHELMING INITIAL SUPPORT, WE'VE UPPED OUR GOAL TO $3800 TO COVER THE COST OF A NEW KEYBOARD FOR THE BAND!!*** Please continue to pledge through Jan. 14!

The City Life Supplement is an exciting new radio show/podcast that is a metropolitan answer to the radio hit, “A Prairie Home Companion.” This naughty, illegitimate little brother of the nostalgic classic is a collection of songs, sketches, stories, musical guests and general hilarity, all loosely based in the fictional neighborhood of Raven’s Park, Chicago.  We philosophize about neighborhood politics and finding love in the big city; sing songs about hipsters and winters that last forever; and tell stories about super heroes and public transportation. The City Life Supplement will be recorded live in front of an audience the last Saturday of each month beginning in January, 2012. The podcast will be distributed via iTunes as well as our website, citylifesupplement.org.

Our team of writers have been working since October on creating the script for the January show as well as brainstorming and workshopping pieces for future shows. The musicians and foley artist anxiously await the final script so they may begin to add their flair and flavor to the show.

Your donation will serve to support us as we create and grow this long-term project. Our major costs each month include advertising and promotion, web hosting and bandwidth for the podcast, space rental and equipment rental. We feel our goal of $3,000 will position us for immediate success and sustainability.

Our talented company includes:
Matt Lyle -- Artistic Producer/Head Writer/Host
Kim Lyle -- Executive Producer/Talent
Jennifer Youle -- Producer/Writer/Talent
Phil Garno -- Band Leader/Musician/Audio Consultant
Eric Loughlin -- Pianist
Alan Nielsen -- Song Writer/ Opening Theme
Chad Spear -- Announcer/Foley Artist
Jack Birdwell -- Talent
Mike Brunlieb -- Writer/Talent
Billie Bryant -- Talent
Matt Coleman -- Writer
Dan Forsythe  -- Talent
Heather Forsythe  -- Talent
Evan Hatfiled  -- Writer
Jack Miggins  --  Writer
Allison Tolman  --  Writer/Talent
Matt Webb  --  Branding/Logo Design/Web Design

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The City Life Supplement is a production of Bootstraps Comedy Theater. Bootstraps is a Chicago-based 501(c)3 organization which was founded in 2004 in Dallas, TX.  We have produced over a dozen shows and have a track record of quality productions that are innovative and enjoy both critical and audience acclaim.For more information about Bootstraps, visit www.bootstrapscomedy.com

When we meet our goal, your donation to this project is tax deductible.

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    Matt Lyle, head writer, will create a "Helluva Month in Raven's Park" segment based on the sentence of your choice - challenge him! (AND he'll tattoo the Japanese characters for “(your name), mighty giver” onto his lower back.)*

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    Phil Garno, Band Leader, will serenade you with a custom song written specifically for you or the person of your choice. (AND you can spend one night with the cast member of your choice.)*

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    A champagne or whiskey (your call) reception with cast and musicians after a live show (AND we won’t show your significant other the photos we secretly took during one night with the cast member of your choice.)*

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