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Comedian Jake Sharon's comedy album (DVD & CD) dedicated to his wife Callie. Love, sacrifice, epilepsy, Craigslist, and immaturity.
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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!

Potential photos to be used as The Wedding AlBUM background
Potential photos to be used as The Wedding AlBUM background

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!

I LOVE my vest.  Callie does not!  So, I am giving it as a gift!
I LOVE my vest. Callie does not! So, I am giving it as a gift!

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!

Voltaic Video Productions, rocking comedy and sketch videos in Austin, Texas
Voltaic Video Productions, rocking comedy and sketch videos in Austin, Texas

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: Making The Impossible Happen!
The Institution Theater: Making The Impossible Happen!

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.

Everybody is thankful didn't make a DVD in 2004!
Everybody is thankful didn't make a DVD in 2004!

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.

Thanks, 

Jake Sharon

Artwork from my first CD, "JAke's First Purge" ©2011.  The JAke's First Purge painting is one of the gifts you could get if you support The Wedding AlBUM!
Artwork from my first CD, "JAke's First Purge" ©2011. The JAke's First Purge painting is one of the gifts you could get if you support The Wedding AlBUM!

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!

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    WEDDING CRASHER GIFT: a limited-edition The Wedding AlBUM postcard, complete with the happy couple's "Just Married" photo AND a special, personal note expressing my undying gratitude!

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    WEDDING SINGER GIFT: Digital download of The Wedding AlBUM!!! You get both the CD audio and the DVD video!!!

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    FRIEND OF THE COUPLE GIFT: Autographed copy of The Wedding AlBUM- both the CD and the DVD!

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    FLOWER GIRL/ RING BEARER GIFT: The Wedding AlBUM CD/DVD (autographed), a pack of 5 The Wedding AlBUM postcards, and your name printed in bold in the "Thank-You" section of the liner notes and DVD credits

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    THE VEST:
    If you have been to my shows, you know I always wear a tan tactical vest. My wife hates my vest, but I NEED my vest! It has pockets for all the stuff I always forget! So, one lucky person can INVEST in the vest- imprinted with The Wedding AlBUM artwork! The vest also comes with an autographed hard-copy of The Wedding AlBUM CD & DVD, 5 original, immature, Jake Sharon drawings, and an autographed transcript of your favorite Jake Sharon joke!

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    JUST ADDED!!!! THE OTHER VEST: Besides my tan tactical vest, I also frequently wear a black SECURITY VEST with the bright, shiny, reflective word SECURITY located on both the map flap and the front pocket flap. My wife hates this vest way more than the other one. I do not want to give it up. Callie is making me put it on here though. If I had to give up both vests, well it might just make the rest of our marriage heaven for her.

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    BEST MAN/ MAID OF HONOR GIFT:
    The Wedding AlBUM CD/ DVD (autographed), Jake's 2011 CD "JAke's First Purge" (autographed), 5 The Wedding AlBUM official postcards, 2 The Wedding AlBUM t-shirts, an autographed copy of my The Wedding AlBUM set list, Top Line, Bold Print name under "Very Special People" section of liner notes and DVD "Producer" credits, AND to carry all your wedding gifts, The Wedding AlBUM canvas tote bag!

    For Austin area supporters, 2 passes to the CD/ DVD recording and an invitation to the September 29th, The Wedding AlBUM Reception (CD/DVD Release Party)!

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    ECCENTRIC RELATIVE GIFT:
    Original "JAke's First Purge" painting, painted by Jake Sharon. This painting was used as the artwork for Jake's first CD, "JAke's First Purge." Plus, you get an autographed copy of "JAke's First Purge!"
    And of course, an autographed copy of The Wedding AlBUM CD & DVD! This way you can look at my silly art while you listen to my silly jokes!

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    WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER GIFT: Everything the BEST MAN/ MAID OF HONOR gets PLUS a framed print of the happy couple, AND, you get part of the background we are using for the set. There will be 4 GIANT, blown-up, mounted, Jake-and-Callie wedding photos comprising the background of the DVD shoot. You can have one of these panels, autographed by me, with a personal message written to you!

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    FATHER OF THE GROOM/ MOTHER OF THE BRIDE GIFT:
    Everything the BEST MAN/ MAID OF HONOR gets PLUS I will personally thank you by name as part of the live "This Show Wouldn't Have Been Possible Without..." portion of my DVD/ CD recording that will close out my album! Also, at that time, I will read a dedication of your undying love to anybody you choose!

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    THE TOASTMASTER GIFT:
    Everything the FATHER OF THE GROOM/ MOTHER OF THE BRIDE gets, PLUS I will read whatever message you want, about whatever you want, to whomever you want at the end of my set. Want to do a toast? No problem. Got something negative to say about your neighbor's dog or your boss? I'll say it. Have fun with this! PLUS, if you want to record a video at home, I will add it to The Wedding AlBUM DVD's bonus features! Say whatever you want to whomever you want! OR, if you are in the Austin area, I will personally record you saying that video message!

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    THE HONEYMOON:
    Everything THE TOASTMASTER gets, PLUS I will personally fly to whatever state you live in, deliver your gifts, and do a private comedy show for you and your friends!

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