THE WEDDING ALBUM
March 28-29, 2014, I am recording my first stand-up comedy DVD and my second comedy CD. The Wedding AlBUM is a dedication to my wife, Callie Sharon. Stories about falling in love with a Carolina girl, selling all my possessions, car wrecks, wounds, stinky strangers, and how we're all just children.
I am releasing The Wedding AlBUM CD/DVD combo on our 2-year wedding anniversary, September 29th, 2014! If you are in Austin that day, come to the reception/ release party! Either way, by contributing to The Wedding AlBUM project, you can be part of this glorious union!
WHY I NEED YOUR SUPPORT
Your contribution will help pay for promoting the show, the production crew, the venue, the set, the sound engineer, editing the DVD, mastering the CD, and duplicating and distributing all the CDs and DVDs.
WHAT THE WEDDING ALBUM MAY LOOK LIKE WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT:
BACKER REWARDS (WEDDING PRESENTS):
In return for your support, I'm giving away great wedding presents: signed copies of The Wedding AlBUM CD & DVD, t-shirts, tote bags, Jake's drawings and paintings, MY VEST, credits at the end of the DVD, "special thanks to" in the CD/DVD liner notes, a special shout-out where I thank you by name during the CD/DVD recording, the chance for you to make me say whatever special message you want at the end of my set- and more!
VOLTAIC VIDEO PRODUCTIONS IS RECORDING MY DVD/CD!
I am super excited to say I've hired Voltaic Video Productions, the creators of "Comic Views," the video crew for Cap City's regular comedy series, PUNCH! and for the annual Funniest Person In Austin Contest. Voltaic has recorded thousands of hours of comedy and has produced some of Austin's finest comedian demos, DVDs and sketch videos!
RECORDING AT AUSTIN'S INSTITUTION THEATER!
Yes! I am recording my comedy special at Austin Texas's most explosive, no-holds-barred comedy theater, The Institution Theater! The Institution Theater is a hotbed for all kinds of risky comedy, musical, sketch, improv, and stand-up alike.
The Institution Theater frequently sells-out their shows because A) the shows they put on are top notch, and B) it's an intimate theater. The Wedding AlBUM is intimate- so it needs to take place in an intimate setting. I will reveal dark secrets and personal defects. So, every reaction from every person to every single word I say will count. In a stadium seating, a snort or a groan can go unnoticed. At The Institution Theater, this show is about all of us. Risk. A visceral, honest reaction to my comedy. Honesty and communication are the foundation of a successful union.
As she explains in our award winning video, Seizure The Day, my wife, Callie has epilepsy. Stress is one of her triggers. Improv and the people of The Institution Theater, have given her an amazing creative outlet, helping her reduce the frequency of her seizures. So, The Institution Theater also keeps my lady healthy! Healthy. Happy. Home. What better place for me to re-dedicate my love to her and honor her with The Wedding AlBUM?
A PERFECT UNION BETWEEN CAN-DO PEOPLE.
I have been doing comedy 13 years. The reason I have waited so long to do my first DVD/CD album is I want everything done RIGHT. If I had recorded CD/DVD when I first started, it would have definitely been WRONG.
I feel so good about where I am as a comedian right now. To prepare The Wedding AlBUMI have been headlining bars and comedy clubs all over the country! I am so excited to share this show with you!
I have surrounded myself with can-do people- people who have the talent, the means and the energy to help me knock The Wedding AlBUM out of the park! Now, I'd like to involve you. Will you join us and support The Wedding AlBUM? Please say I Do.
Risks and challenges
Every time a comedian says "I am going to tape my set so I can submit it to whatever festival or comedy agent," he or she is basically challenging Murphy's Law. Audio and video equipment can malfunction. The crowd could be super-sad because they just came from a funeral or the Broncos lost real bad. Or worst case scenario, the comedian could suddenly get zapped by lasers, fall off of the stage into the crevice that leads to Hades, and because of all the blood loss, lasers and flames, forget all his or her material.
But hey: it's a live show. People aren't perfect. Shows aren't perfect. Just in case, I am recording two headliner sets so I can pick the best recording. I am an Eagle Scout. Our motto is to Be Prepared! I prepared The Wedding AlBUM for success by hiring the best video/audio crew, picking the right venue, and honing my act for several years. But... if for some reason, EVERYTHING goes wrong two nights in a row, I will absolutely record again. The Wedding AlBUM release date is our 2-year wedding anniversary, September 29, 2014. It's a great day to throw a reception and release the album! But as a side-benefit, if we have any production delay, I will still have the time to re-record and make The Wedding AlBUM and amazing experience for all! So, either way, we will definitely be done waaay before September 29th!
Side note: I got a real stubborn, rootin-tootin, take charge North Carolina wife, Callie Sharon. If Callie even DREAMS about me slacking, I will be in deep turkey squat! So, yeah: this project will be done by September 29th- or else!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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