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Wrestling star RVD & his Extreme friends wreck havoc on a Comedy Club, what happens when Comedians are pushed to far?

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“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 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:
-color correction
-closed captioning for our deaf fans
-mass duplication
-mailing out of prizes
-taxes
-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.

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    FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION: Exclusive reports/updates from Tim on how the project is coming along as it gets closer to being released.

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    CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPION: All the above plus a special email of "never before seen" photos of wrestling stars and comedians from the set of the shoot as well as years of touring.

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    MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION: All the above plus a signed limited edition "Extreme Championship Comedy" poster signed by the creative mind Tim Chizmar.

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    HARDCORE CHAMPION: All of the above plus your very own copy of the finished DVD! Show your friends, your family, and even your pet lizard. Lizards love us.

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    TAG TEAM CHAMPION: All of the above plus a copy of that DVD signed by Excecutive Producer Tim Chizmar along with a personal THANK YOU note from him to you for your kindness and support.

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    WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: All of the above plus your very own CD copy of our in depth interviews with wrestlers ROB VAN DAM & NIGEL McGUINNESS on the NoPantsCast podcast.

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    STEEL CAGE MATCH: All of the above plus CD of the original score by noted TV/Film composer Jesus Contreras.

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    BARBED WIRE DEATH MATCH: All of the above plus a very special THANK YOU in the film's credits of all 6 episodes. Your support means so much to us. Thank You!

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    LADDER MATCH: All of the above plus your very own signed copy of 'The Big Men of Comedy Tour" DVD featuring four chubby comedians who all were a part of Championship Comedy's success.

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    IRON MAN MATCH: All of the above prizes plus have your business or organization mentioned at the beginning of the DVD "in association with..."

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    BATTLE ROYAL: All of the above prizes as well as well as an exclusive "walk-on" role in Tim Chizmar's next horror movie NAKED ALIEN MASSACRE! No travel to California provided but you will be fed in abundance on set. This means a lot to us!

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    PAY-PER-VIEW: All of the above earlier incentives as well an invitation to the Premiere/screening in Los Angeles. No travel provided however you will be a guest of the producers to sit with cast/crew/creative forces behind this project. We can't do it without you!

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    YOU ARE UNDEFEATED: All of the above as well as Assoc. Producer Credit on film as well as on imdb! Plus an invitation to a private dinner for just you & a guest to join some of the creative team for a night of Q and A. No travel accommodations so you should be in the LA area. Join us for a special night chatting about the film you helped!

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    TOP BABYFACE: all the earlier rewards as well as a Producer credit on the film / imdb plus Tim & a Championship Comedian or Wrestler will fly out to your hometown to watch the film with you and friends answering any questions you might have. This is a HUGE help to the film and it does not unnoticed!!

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    LOVABLE HEEL: All the above plus an Executive Producer credit on both the film & imdb. Also Tim & a Championship Comedian or Wrestler will fly out to your hometown to watch the film with you and friends answering any questions you might have. This is a HUGE help to the film and you will forever be in our hearts you helped us realize our dream!!

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