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We're an award-winning Los Angeles comedy group funding a whole slate of creative projects over the next 18 months.
We're an award-winning Los Angeles comedy group creating 18 months of new content with the help of our Kickstarter backers.
We're an award-winning Los Angeles comedy group creating 18 months of new content with the help of our Kickstarter backers.
273 backers pledged $34,288 to help bring this project to life.

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We're a comedy group funding a whole slate of creative projects over the next 18 months including a new comedy podcast about Lewis and Clark, new concerts featuring glam rocker Roger Wodehouse, three new videos (including a music video for Lauren Flans's Wine Country), our flagship Lost Moon Radio live shows, and a new web-series.

WHO IS LOST MOON RADIO?

Lost Moon Radio is a comedy group based in Los Angeles, CA. We've been around since 2009 and we're most well-known for our signature show also called "Lost Moon Radio." It's a sketch comedy and music extravaganza in the style of a live radio broadcast. We've performed it across the US in venues like San Francisco Sketchfest, UCB Los Angeles, KPCC's Crawford Family Forum, South Coast Rep, Good Day LA,  and at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, winning the top comedy prize in 2011 and 2012.

In addition to live performance, we also record stuff. Our sketch series Passive Aggressive History aired on truTV in 2016. We've also released a comedy podcast, several albums, and many videos you can find on YouTube. We've sold several television pilots and turned one of them into a pilot presentation for NBC Universal.

But, above all, Lost Moon Radio is a chosen family. We're group of passionate artists who've created work for nearly a decade  because we love doing it... and sharing it with you!  

WHAT ARE WE CROWDFUNDING FOR?

We have 18 months of ambitious projects that we want to make — but we need your help! We're crowdfunding to support an entire slate of new, original comedy, including:

  • Four installments of our signature live radio show. Beginning with a special political episode (right before the midterm elections this November!), we'll be bringing you more of our continuing series of original rock 'n' roll comedy extravaganzas. And we'll be performing them at both our favorite established locales and hip new venues, like Dynasty Typewriter in historic Westlake. Both rambunctiously loud and drily comedic, each Lost Moon Radio live show is performed by a half-dozen comic actors and a full, very overqualified rock band.
  • A new narrative comedy podcast based on Lewis and Clark's cross-country journey. Profiling these two legendary figures on history's most passive-aggressive road trip has long been one of our favorite bits to come out of our live show, and we're dying to chronicle their whole ridiculously underprepared expedition (particularly in an audio medium where horses and blizzards are way more affordable)! With an ensemble cast of characters including Sacagawea, York, Thomas Jefferson, and 3/4-blind fiddler/boatman Patches, this story of a ragtag, diverse, highly dysfunctional team exploring the land that would become America feels super relevant to us.
  • A series of live concert performances by our glam rock character Roger Wodehouse and his band Chelsea Telegram. We love this visionary, narcissistic, and gender and sexually fluid 1970s British pop star so much that we wrote and performed a musical about his failed children's television series, Roger Wodehouse's Androgymnasium. Currently we've been writing a score of new songs for him, and we're eager to perform them live all over town… including for unsuspecting audiences at traditional music venues.
  • Three new videos, including a music video for Lauren Flans's fan-favorite rap "Wine Country." We're sketch comedians who will always love short-form, standalone pieces, so we're excited to deliver more of those as well!
  • A new to-be-determined web series. We've found ongoing video series to be extremely creatively rewarding. We also love making shows in general, we're restless artists, and we know in the next year we're going to have a big idea we want to shoot and bring to life. So this is kind of a free-play space. But don't hesitate to suggest concepts with your donation!

In addition to these projects, your donation also supports the infrastructure needed to share the finished products with the world, including marketing and administrative expenses.  

WHY ARE WE CROWDFUNDING? 

For the first time in our history, we're doing a crowdfund. Why? Over the last nine years, Lost Moon Radio has developed a vibrant local audience that we adore and couldn't feel luckier to have. But — even though we regularly sell out our live performances — we generally lose money making them, thanks to theater rentals, rehearsal space fees, sound equipment, silly props, and other upfront costs that have actually increased over the years. (Thanks, Late Capitalism.) We've had to scrimp and save and borrow in order to make videos, podcasts, and other innovative projects that have the potential to expand our audience and reach, so our output in those avenues has been slow. 

Lost Moon Radio has always been first and foremost a labor of love, but we also know we're ready to level up! With the right resources (i.e. funds), we can make a host of new content that will represent the next step in our creative evolution, reward our existing audience, and help us reach an even larger one.

WHY SHOULD YOU DONATE?

Your donation will make a dozen new projects possible. That’s tens of hours of original comedy! So much bang for your buck! Beyond the laughs you’ll help create, you will also be supporting a group of artists whose mission is to bring joy into the world. We make comedy that is humanist. Our work takes an incisive look at the world around us, but it strives to connect people rather than divides them. We feel it's our calling to use comedy in this way, especially at this time in history as America draws to a close.

Lost Moon Radio gets weird after a live show.
Lost Moon Radio gets weird after a live show.

A MORE DETAILED BUDGET

By donating to Lost Moon Radio, you're giving us your vote of confidence. We want to be transparent about where the money will go. Though $33,500 may seem like a lot, all the budget items below will be acquired at greatly reduced rates, below market value. Every one of these projects will rely on favors and relationships even with the money raised. We share this so you know how dedicated we are to making the most of the money you donate.

Here is what we’ll do with the funds:

$5,700 – LIVE SHOWS. Though we charge tickets to our live events, we still lose money on every show. The money earmarked here will cover payment of a producer, cast, musicians, venue rental, and hilarious props.

$9,600 – VIDEOS + WEB SERIES. Your donation will cover locations, crew, costumes, props, and equipment for our web series and additional video projects.

$6,200 – PODCAST. Creating a new narrative comedy podcast will be time-consuming and technical. Your donation will cover a sound engineer, studio time, and mixing.

$5,800 – MARKETING. We’ve made enough art over the past 9 years to know that spending on marketing is as essential as spending on the art. We’ll use this money to hire a publicist for two projects and pay for social media promotion.

$6,200 – COST OF HAVING AN LLC. The cost of doing business legally is substantial. This line item covers the cost of keeping the lights on while we make all this work. This includes LLC fees, an accountant, space rental, internet, our website, and more.

Our theater if no one donates.
Our theater if no one donates.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

You can help Lost Moon Radio achieve its goals in three ways:

  •  Donate today! Consider giving to our crowd fund in any amount you can. Every $5, $10, $25 dollars helps!
  •  Follow and share our campaign! Press the "follow" button above and tell your comedy-loving friends about Lost Moon Radio! Share our campaign on social media to help us reach new backers.
  •  Watch our comedy when it's finished. We want to show you what we make! By supporting this campaign, you'll be the first to know about the art as it's made.  

QUESTIONS?

We love talking with our backers! Just contact us through Kickstarter or on our website. Or you can check out our campaign FAQs.

 THANK YOU! 

Thaaaaaaaank youuuuuuuuu!!!
Thaaaaaaaank youuuuuuuuu!!!

Risks and challenges

Lost Moon Radio has been together and creating for nine years. Every type of art we're crowdfunding for is something we've made in the past, be it a live show, podcast, or web series. So, though we don't want to sound overconfident, we are pretty seriously confident that we'll be able to make all this art as promised. The biggest risk lies in our goal of expanding our audience — a goal we aim to achieve through more digital content and more investment in marketing. We will use the money allocated to these areas wisely and look for new team members with real expertise. We hope that by doing our research and bringing in professionals in the fields of audience outreach and publicity, we can overcome this hurdle and reach our goal.

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    A Moon Full of Thanks!

    We thank you from the bottom of our space comedy hearts with a personal THANK YOU on our Facebook page.

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    Rock Out With Us

    Celebrate your support for the Lost Moon with a digital EP of 5 of our best songs, all previously unreleased. Will include a track by The Sapphire Sisters, Roger Wodehouse, Billy Freehold and more! It's an exclusive compilation of comedy, music, and comedy music available only to our Kickstarter backers!

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    Comedy Christmas Sing-A-Long

    Get ready for this year's holiday season with the sheet music to our original Christmas classics "Uncle Mort Is Coming" and "Christ, His Head Is Crowning." Play around the piano this December to impress your friends and terrify your family. Also included are digital recordings of the two carols (which you can hear at lostmoonradio.com/xmascarols). Sheet music will be sent digitally.

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    The Ultimate List

    Ever wonder what makes Lost Moon Radio tick? We want to tell you! We're compiling a playlist of the songs that have most influenced our songwriting...plus a viewing list of the shows and movies that have shaped us comedically...plus a reading list of the books that are must-reads for us. Get this perk and get into our minds! Know more about us creatively than our own mothers and lovers!

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    Get Pinned

    Wear your Lost Moon Radio fandom on your sleeve. Or your backpack. Or your bathrobe. We're getting an exclusive enamel pin designed just for our Kickstarter backers. Combining our loves of radio, comedy, and the moon, this pin will impress even strangers who have no idea what Lost Moon Radio is. Perk also includes the digital EP, and Ultimate Lists packages.

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    A Peek Behind The Scenes

    Learn how the comedy sausage gets made. (Answer: by a comedy sausage machine.) We'll share with you: the script from our upcoming November 1st live show; a signed digital photo of the cast; and behind the scenes videos from our November live show. Exclusive looks backstage that only our Kickstarter backers with this reward will receive!

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    Come To A Live Show!

    The name says it all -- you get one ticket to any Lost Moon Radio live show through the end of 2019. The shows take place in Los Angeles; you must get yourself to our fair city. This reward also includes the exclusive enamel pin, the digital EP, and the Ultimate Lists package.

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    VIP Live Show Treatment

    You get one ticket to any Lost Moon Radio show through the end of 2019 -- PLUS premiere section seating and a special invitation to our super secret pre-show warm-up. Be part of our process with a vocal warm-up from composer Mikey Wells, a physical warm-up from director Lauren Ludwig, and some last minute script changes from writers Ryan Harrison and Frank Smith. See how many times actor Lauren Flans pees before the show. Witness the secret handshake known only to our house band The Moon Units. Welcome to the family!

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    • premium live show seating
    • invitation to Lost Moon Radio pre-show warm ups
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    Drinks With A Lost Moon Character

    You know those people that you'd love to get a drink with? Except you can't because they're imaginary? Well, now you can! Enjoy an hour alone with Roger Wodehouse (Ryan Harrison), Raina of the Sapphire Sisters (Martha Marion), OR Meriwether Lewis (Frank Smith). You pick which Lost Moon Radio character suits your fancy. We get you one drink and an hour of that character's time. Ask them anything! Tell them how your day was! Try to make them break because it's funny!

    BONUS: You get TWO tickets to any Lost Moon Radio show, redeemable through the end of 2019.

    The fine print: Drinks will take place in Los Angeles at the bar of our actor's choosing. Exact time and date of drinks will vary based on actor availability. All drinks will be redeemed by the end of February 2019.

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    One-Of-A-Kind Comedy Song

    We write a comedy song just for you! Step one: pick a topic you'd like our humorous take on. Step two: you pick a composer -- either Lost Moon house composers, Dylan Ris and Mikey Wells, or Lost Moon rapper Lauren Flans. Step three: we get to work. Step four: we send you a digital download of the finished masterpiece! Give it as a gift or keep as a musical delight all your own.

    BONUS: you get TWO tickets to any Lost Moon Radio live show, redeemable through the end of 2019.

    The fine print: all songs will be approximately a minute in length. Lost Moon will not takes notes or do revisions of the song. Contact us if you have questions about the songwriting process.

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    Glam Rock Concert Spectacular

    A private concert for you and your friends with British glam rock icon Roger Wodehouse and his legendary band, Chelsea Telegram. Enjoy a gender-bending, glitter-laden set of 15 songs, many of which have never before been performed live. (To hear some of the hits of Roger Wodehouse, check out his playlist here: http://bit.ly/rogerwodehouse.)

    The fine print: Backer must provide venue for the event. Concert must take place within 30 miles of Los Angeles and take place within 12 months of the end of the campaign. (Locations beyond the 30 mile radius may incur an added fee. Please inquire before selecting.) Concert is schedule-permitting; backer must provide several date options and remain flexible until a date is booked. Contact us if you want to check on date availability during the campaign.

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    Live Band Karaoke For Your Party!

    Enjoy a private night of LIVE BAND KARAOKE with Lost Moon Radio's house band The Moon Units. A full 3-hour set of classic and modern hits, lyrics always provided. Use it for a house party, a wedding...anything you want! The Moon Units are one of Los Angeles's premiere live karaoke bands, performing across the Southland at weddings, festivals, and bars. (Check out their full song list here: http://www.themoonunits.com/songlist.html)

    The fine print: Backer must provide venue for the event. Concert must take place within 30 miles of Los Angeles and within 12 months of the end of the campaign. (Locations beyond the 30 mile radius may be possible, but will incur an added fee.) Concert is schedule-permitting; backer must provide several date options and remain flexible until a date is booked. Contact us if you want to check on date availability during the campaign.

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    Your Own Private Lost Moon Radio Show!

    The Lost Moon Radio fan's dream! A live show of our signature sketches and songs...just for you! You provide the venue; we bring the actors, the band, and an hour of our best Lost Moon Radio sketches and songs. We'll even craft a new storyline for Jupiter Jack just for your event.

    The fine print: Backer must provide venue for the event. Show must take place within 30 miles of Los Angeles and within 12 months of the end of the campaign. (Locations beyond the 30 mile radius may incur an added fee. Please inquire before selecting.) Show is schedule-permitting; backer must provide several date options and remain flexible until a date is booked. Contact us if you want to check on date availability during the campaign.

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    BEST NIGHT IN THE HISTORY OF HUMANKIND

    Holy hell. This night is almost too epic to write about. You get the private Lost Moon Radio Show PLUS 3-hours of live band karaoke from The Moon Units. If you love Lost Moon Radio, having your mind blown, and making some great memories before you die, this is the package for you.

    The fine print: Backer must provide venue for the event. Show must take place within 30 miles of Los Angeles and within 12 months of the end of the campaign. (Locations beyond the 30 mile radius may incur an added fee. Please inquire before selecting.) Show is schedule-permitting; backer must provide several date options and remain flexible until a date is booked. Contact us if you want to check on date availability during the campaign.

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