The Quit Your Day Job Comedy Tour is an experimental comedy tour. Three Comedians traveling 3000 miles for 11 shows in 11 days Read more
This project was successfully funded on November 23, 2012.
About this project
Quit Your Day Job Comedy Tour:
We all have wanted to do it. Dealing with incompetent management and lazy co-workers every day for years can drive one to the breaking point. For these three comedians, that is exactly what happened. One by one they told their jobs to suck it so they could live a life on the road telling jokes to strangers. Now they have come together to hit the road to spread their stories of freedom and sleeping until noon on the Quit Your Day Job Comedy Tour. It’s more than a comedy show, it’s a living, breathing example of how you don’t have to suffer the rest of your life behind a desk or on a sales floor. Quit your day job and come out to a show. But before you do, put some visine in a fresh pot of coffee in the break room. We are an independently funded comedy tour.
We will be traveling over 3,000 miles stopping in 11 different cities for 11 different shows in 4 states. Some of the costs we will incur are
$500 Estimated- Pretty accurate estimate. Based on what our travel vehicle getting appx 23 miles to the gallon and gas being around $3.85 per gallon.
$200 Lodging- Most often we will be couch surfing, sometimes, however, we will have to fork out some cash to stay in a hotel when crash pads don't pan out.
$250 Food- We are packing the cooler camping style, but we will still have to spring with food while on the road. Combined we likely could survive for this amount of time for about this amount.
$50 for various video accessory supplies (extra batteries and new tripod) We already have a few little HD cameras, but they could use new batteries and a tripod to make them easier to use for all the footage we will be taking.
Risks and challenges
The main challenge we face completing and 11 date tour is major break downs with the car during the trip. To combat this we have enlisted the help of a reliable mechanic to give the Subaru Outback we will be taking a thorough inspection prior to leaving.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Nope, we are good enough at talking on stage and off stage that most of our drinks are purchased by people that we bring a little laughter to. We appreciate them for laughing AND for buying us drinks! Plus, Matt really doesn't drink and he will be DD alot. (See Bio)
Because we aren't looking to profit from your assistance, we are looking to avoid losing money which would force us back to day jobs. Tour creator Matt Ward has spent time on previous tours perfecting tour budgeting (although he still needs some work on routing:). We know within 10% what our fuel costs will be and we have a good idea what our other expenses will be as well!
Yes, actually, before we get to Hattiesburg we are going to stop at Magnolia Cemetery in Leakesville Mississippi to visit and pay our respects at the grave of Bill Hicks. One of our biggest collective influences.
Pledge $5 or more
You will receive one of our tour stickers featuring the Quit Your Day Job Comedy Tour Logo.Estimated delivery:
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You will receive a tour poster from our show in New Orleans, LA signed by the comedians.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $20 or more
You will receive a free live bootleg download of two (2) of our shows from the tour featuring all three comedians and some of those joining us on the tour.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
You will receive a signed tour poster from our shows at Zanies in Nashville AND Howlin' Wolf in New Orleans Signed by all of the comedians as well as two live show downloads from shows on the tour.
You will also receive three stickers featuring the Quit Your Day Job Comedy Tour LogoEstimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $100 or more
You are the almost the coolest of the coolest. You get a customized multi media gift of your choice. We will either record a video to the person of your choice, OR we will record a custom voice mail greeting for you. We will also list your on our web site and facebook page as being bad to the bone.
Also, you get two signed posters.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $250 or more
We will record a custom video sketch for you based on any idea you come up with that is legal. That is how much we freaking love you.
Also, you will receive two tour posters signed by all of the comedians, as well as two live show downloads from the tour.
You will also receive a secret non-public link to the video of the behind the scenes, too real footage we will be taking on tour. Last time we had to delete a lot, this time it all goes online for a few lucky folks.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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