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Founding Rhode Island's first and only official stand up comedy festival this Columbus Day weekend, Oct 8-11th in historic Newport, RI!
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Newport, RI has been missing one thing: a festival dedicated to the art of stand up comedy. Our goal is to create four days of nonstop laughs over Columbus Day weekend. This Kickstarter is a way for you to help be part of its founding while conveniently getting your ticket packages in return. Your early support will play a HUGE role in helping the festival pay in advance for promotional items such as advertisement, posters, programs, flyers, banners, and most importantly, paying each and every hard working, talented comedian who performs.

Here's how this works. 

1.) Choose one of the ticket package/"Reward" options we have listed. 

2.) Check out the website (rogueislandcomedyfest.com) for the complete festival lineup and show schedules. Have your pick from EIGHT stacked shows! Let us know before the festival which show(s) you'd like to attend via the website's email link, and we'll simply add you to the VIP will call list for those particular shows!

3.) Pick up your VIP lanyard(s) and other prizes on the night of the first scheduled show you've chosen. 

4.) Laugh your ass off.

These shows are going to be insane. At least 7-8 comedians on all 8 shows! We highly recommend checking out more than just one! Comics from Comedy Central's Half Hour specials, Inside Amy Schumer, Adam Devine's House Party, Conan, TruTV, MTV, Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, and more!

Once this Kickstarter ends, general seating tickets will go on sale to the public, but you'll already have your priority seating VIP lanyards, T-shirts, and koozies waiting for you at the door!

Risks and challenges

We wish it were as simple as shouting from the rooftops, "Hey everybody! the comics on these shows are some of the funniest comedians in the country that you have probably never heard of, and you should come see them tell jokes!"

Unfortunately we need to pay for this type of promotion through various forms of media and it doesn't come cheap.

Aside from promotion, some of the comedians require travel costs and accommodations. Despite the stereotype that comics are starving artists, we'd prefer they stay nourished and sheltered the night of their performance(s).

We know it's tough to commit to something over a month away, but we can't stress enough that your early support of this festival will help immensely, and you'll be able to say that you were part of its historic beginning.

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    Thank you!

    Maybe you're a fellow comic or someone that just loves live comedy but won't be around for the festival. Your contribution is greatly appreciated and we sincerely thank you. You'll be immortalized in our program as one of our "Rogue Donors"

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    "THE EXILE"

    1 VIP ticket* plus 1 sweet RICF koozie

    *Ticket valid for one(1) person for any show Friday 10/9, Saturday 10/10, or Sunday 10/11 (excludes Thursday 10/8)

    VIP tickets offer priority seating on a first come first serve basis prior to the start time of each show.

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    "THE LONE ROGUE"

    1 VIP ticket* plus 1 official RICF T-shirt, 1 koozie, and VIP lanyard!

    *Ticket valid for one(1) person for any show Thursday 10/8, Friday 10/9, Saturday 10/10, or Sunday 10/11

    VIP tickets offer priority seating on a first come first serve basis prior to the start time of each show.

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    "THE SETTLER AND THE CHIEF"

    Two(2) VIP tickets* plus 1 official RICF T-shirt, 1 koozie, and VIP lanyard!

    *Each ticket valid for one(1) person for a single use entry to any show(s) Thursday 10/8, Friday 10/9, Saturday 10/10, or Sunday 10/11

    VIP tickets offer priority seating on a first come first serve basis prior to the start time of each show. VIP Lanyard holder must be present with any guests for valid entry.

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    "THE FOUNDING FOUR"

    Four(4) VIP tickets* plus 1 official RICF T-shirt, 1 koozie, and VIP lanyard!

    *Each ticket valid for one(1) person for a single use entry to any show(s) Thursday 10/8, Friday 10/9, Saturday 10/10, or Sunday 10/11

    VIP tickets offer priority seating on a first come first serve basis prior to the start time of each show. VIP Lanyard holder must be present with any guests for valid entry.

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    "THE BRAVE EXPLORER"

    Six(6) VIP tickets* plus 1 official RICF T-shirt, 1 koozie, and VIP lanyard!

    *Each ticket valid for one(1) person for a single use entry to any show(s) Thursday 10/8, Friday 10/9, Saturday 10/10, or Sunday 10/11

    VIP tickets offer priority seating on a first come first serve basis prior to the start time of each show. VIP Lanyard holder must be present with any guests for valid entry.

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    "THE GREAT EXPLORER!"

    Seven(7) VIP tickets* plus 1 official RICF T-shirt, 1 koozie, and VIP lanyard!

    *Each ticket valid for one(1) person for a single use entry to any show(s) Thursday 10/8, Friday 10/9, Saturday 10/10, or Sunday 10/11

    VIP tickets offer priority seating on a first come first serve basis prior to the start time of each show. VIP Lanyard holder must be present with any guests for valid entry.

    All $100 backers will receive bonus (7th) ticket!

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