About this project
“ROB VAN DAM’s EXTREME CHAMPIONSHIP COMEDY – Take Over!”
For the first time ever watch as ROB VAN DAM and his team
of extreme wrestlers including BOOKER T, SABU, SANDMAN, RAVEN, and many
more including a special guest appearance by legendary wrestling
personality PAUL HEYMAN wreck havoc on TIM CHIZMAR’s comedy show until
he and his comedians are pushed to far.
STORYLINE: TIM CHIZMAR is the Owner and Producer of “Championship
Comedy” a failing standup comedy show that uses professional wrestling
items such as title belts and match-ups. Tim’s lame comedians are
passionate about the product but they just can’t seem to draw any
audience until they get a surprise visitor: former ECW/WWE/IMPACT
Champion ROB VAN DAM who takes a liking to the product and immediately
they begin to draw huge audiences. However Tim feels like his vision is
being trampled on and his comedians are dangerously being bullied, so he
decides to get rid of RVD once and for all. He leads his team of some
of the funniest comedians on the scene today including BRAD WILLIAMS,
GARY CANNON, EARL SKAKEL, BRANDON FICARA, and many more including a very
special guest appearance by legendary headliner STEVE TREVINO!
ABOUT THE PROJECT: The concept for this was created by Tim
Chizmar back in 2007. He brought it up to two comedy club producers, the
first one said, "That is a horrible idea. If you ever want to work in
this town don't ever tell another person about it!" So he was
considerably shaken and thus he didn't mention it for months but
eventually wanting a second opinion, he broke down and asked another
producer about it. The second producer was GARY CANNON (who works on
current hit Sullivan & Son) who told Tim- 'That's a great idea! Let
me help you get into The IMPROV!" And he did. In Sept of 2007 The
concept drew a sold out crowd at The IMPROV in Ontario, CA. There to
celebrate the success was ROB VAN DAM who performed standup for the
first time to a thunderous ovation.
The concept toured for
months eventually leading to a showcase at the The World Famous IMPROV
in Hollywood, CA where in attendance were television show producers that
expressed interest in getting the idea on TV. We were very happy and
things were going in the right direction. I won't name names (although
I'm tempted to) but Tim and RVD had a meeting on the set of a TV show
that lead to shaking hands and agreeing to do business with two pretty
big time television showrunners. They ultimately told us it was hard to
sell the concept without showing what it was on tape so RVD and I
decided to do it ourselves. After touring it live for years to sold out
crowds at various clubs we decided to shoot a 6 episode story combining
standup & wrestling leading to a confrontation over ownership of the
brand. Tim booked the comedians and secured the location of The IMPROV
in Ontario, CA while RVD handled booking the wrestlers and securing the
Once it was completed the TV execs passed on us instead
going with such gems as Midget Wrestling and alas our project floated in
WHY ITS IMPORTANT: In Hollywood many projects are
shot then for one reason or another they are never released. This one
has sat for years and its not right for all the comedians, wrestlers,
and fans who followed the tour to see nothing out of their efforts. I
don't want to let anyone down without giving it my best shot to finish
it! Together, we can make it happen. I have distributors interested in
releasing this uncensored never seen before six episode set out to the
fans of comedy and the fans of wrestling who understand what we were
doing all those years.
THANK YOU: Rob Van Dam, The IMPROV,
Gary Cannon, Adam Jaffe, Jon Smilowitz, Eddie Barojas, Crystal Hyphen,
JG Moore, Marvin Ladd, Diane Kawasaki, Mike Sanders, Matt Grenier,
Comedians who ever performed on a live Championship Comedy show, Any fan
that ever helped tare down the ring or set up the banner and props... I
want you to know it was worth it. All of it.
WHERE DOES YOUR MONEY GO: The
money needed on here I assure you is the bare minimum we need to finish
it. If we reach the goal than any additional money goes to help more in
that direction. we need it for:
-closed captioning for our deaf fans
-mailing out of prizes
edit of the hours and hours of footage from the shoots and tour. This
has been attempted by two editors and is now on the desk of the third.
Our consulting editor on the product is Jon Smilowitz a four-time nominated, one-time
Emmy-winning TV editor so you know it'll be damn good. We just gotta
WHO IS THIS FOR: This is for fans of extreme wrestling, hilarious
comedy, hot girls, adult language, jackass worthy stunts, and commentary
on each episode by Emmy-winning comedy writers this is a classic gem
not to be missed!
Risks and challenges
The most challenging part has been time/effort/connections however now with your help we can overcome these and get it into the hands of our fans and friends who have invested time/energy into this Tour. As the creative mind and Exec Producer behind this I've lined up a great team of industry professionals to help us over come any obstacles. With interested distributors finally caring, now is the time! Please help us get there.
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