Funded! This project was successfully funded on May 19, 2012.


Luke Ski wants to take his live nerdy comedy music show to the next level by incorporating video and higher quality audio tech!

Hello, my name is Luke Ski, and I've been performing my fandom comedy music act at conventions all across the country for 18 years. Back when I started, I used a lot of props and costumes. It was fun, but it was too much stuff to haul around everywhere, so in recent years I’ve scaled back on that quite a bit. A lot of my colleagues from “the Dr. Demento Show” and the Funny Music Project website (a.k.a. the FuMP dot com) have been doing live shows that incorporate showing videos that they sing or rap along with, and in the past few years I have been experimenting with that myself. The problem is, I’ve only been able to do that at shows where those specific acts were also performing so I could use their video performance equipment, since I don’t have any of my own, and which as a self-employed artist & entertainer, I can’t really afford.

Another problem I commonly face when performing at conventions is arriving to discover that the convention has no sound system of their own for me to use. This results in me having to grab whatever audio stuff I happen to have on me in an attempt to MacGuyver together some kind of Frankenstien sound system, to mixed results. Well, this Kickstarter project is about solving both of these problems.

I’ve decided that I want to take my live shows to the next level, and as often as possible from now on, do video accompanied concerts. I’ve already begun to create new music & comedy video content for these shows, and I’ll continue to make more as more shows are booked. The only thing that’s missing is the hardware, the professional level audio & video equipment I need to do the best shows I can do when I show up for my next convention performances. As a side note, obtaining this set-up will also allow me to assist my other comedy music colleagues at these events, and also opens the door for me to start planning group shows locally in the Chicago area. But the main point is, that with this Kickstarter, I am asking you to donate so I can get the gear I need to level up the live Luke Ski concert experience.

is the goal amount of this Kickstarter. I really hope some of you fans will go for some of the multiple-Benjamin-ranged pledge prizes, but anything that any of you can donate will be greatly appreciated. Remember, if my Kickstarter doesn’t reach its goal of $1,750.00, none of the money that you pledged to donate will be donated, and I’ll get nothing! Absolutely nothing!

So, anything you can donate will help. Please spread the word to your friends online, and help me make this long-time dream of mine a reality. Thanks for visiting my Kickstarter page. ~ Luke Ski, April 17th, 2012


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    Luke Ski gives you a shout-out on an episode of his podcast "Luke & Carrie's Bad Rapport".

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    All of the above, plus Luke Ski will draw you a full color anime chibi of you with Luke Ski on a 4 x 6 inch card.

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    All of the above, plus Luke Ski will record for you an up to 60 second message either as himself or as a celebrity/cartoon impression for you to use as a outgoing voicemail message, ringtone, text message alert, podcast / stream / radio show I.D., or something similar.

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    All of the above, plus bacon, and an exclusive t-shirt which says "I donated to Luke Ski's Kickstarter, and all I got was this lousy T-shirt, and BACON!"

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    All of the above, plus Luke Ski will draw a super-detailed full color with body & background caricature of you. How detailed? Look at this example: . You will need to provide a list of the things you want in the drawing.

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    All of the above, plus Luke Ski will create a puppet of you, which he will use in the next video episode of "Luke & Carrie's Bad Rapport" on YouTube. After that, you can either keep the puppet, or have Luke keep it for potential future use in more videos. You'll need to provide reference photos of yourself.

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    All of the above, plus Luke Ski writes and records an original song about YOU, and releases it on a special EP CD, which you will get a free exclusive donator edition copy of. Note, this CD may get released to the general public, and Luke reserves the right to post these tracks at the FuMP dot com if he so chooses. You'll need to provide me with some information about yourself to base the song on.

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    All of the above, plus Sara Trice will make you 100 cake balls, and Luke Ski will come to where you live and perform a live house concert. It must be within the continental U.S., and donator must cover travel and lodging expenses for the trip.

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