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This documentary captures actor/comedian Alec Mapa performing his award winning comedy "Baby Daddy" live in concert in Los Angeles.

My Fantastic Family
My Fantastic Family

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Three years ago my husband and I adopted a five year old African American boy out of the LA County foster care system. "Baby Daddy" is  an evening of stand up comedy that recounts our harrowing, circuitous journey to fatherhood in excruciating detail: How my husband and I learned about the foster adopt  system (A stint on a Rosie O'Donnell "R" Family Cruise) attending parenting classes in Los Angeles (mostly gay and lesbian prospective parents learning about baby proofing all our fountains and pools) and the ultimate game changer: meeting our son for the very first time and taking him home. Intercut with scenes from our home life and backstage footage, "Baby Daddy" goes beyond the standard stand up comedy special and documents the creation of our unconventional trio, and how ultimately love defines a family. 

"Baby Daddy" was performed live in Los Angeles and New York City and won the prestigious Bistro award and was nominated for a GLAAD  and United Solo award for best off Broadway solo show. 

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The biggest risk in filming a stand up special is whether or not it will look right. Sound right. Does the filmed version capture the experience of having attended an actual performance? Unhappily, these are all risks I've encountered before.

There's also a chance of possible delays in post-production. We are doing everything possible to bring this in on time for you.

I've assembled an A-list group of technical talent. From my director of photography Ian McGlocklin to my director Andrea James I've put together a creative team of people who are experts in their field. This is a trouble shooting group capable of handling any technical glitches should they arise. Your funding will help me pay this team, who in turn will deliver a documentary that looks and sounds terrific.

The other challenge is finding our audience. Again,your funding will help me produce a network quality special that hopefully finds its home and audience on the internet. I've been able to build a loyal fan base and a successful career by creating previous standup shows and portraying memorable characters. I have performed this specific show live for about a year and believe it's ready to be made into a special. I can't wait to share the final product with you!

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