This project's funding goal was not reached on October 20, 2012.
About this project
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.
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 cameos.
Once it was completed the TV execs passed on us instead going with such gems as Midget Wrestling and alas our project floated in limbo.
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
-final 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 finish it.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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