UPDATE: Stretch goal #1
This is amazing that it funded so quickly. To celebrate, I'm going to do what I thought I couldn't afford to do: Throw a party. What kind of party? That depends on how well we do with this stretch goal. If we can raise an additional $1,000 by the end of this Kickstarter, I promise it will be party with the following ingredients:
1) A major venue in downtown Austin that doesn't usually host standup.
2) New material from me and several other amazing comedians.
3) A live band to close it out.
That version of a party will have a cover charge ... for everyone except you, the backers.
NOW, I'm on the up-and-up, so if we don't make it to $1,000, there will still be a party, just a smaller one that's private, and only you, the backers, will know when and where it is. It will still feature comedy sets. It will still be a good time. So there's no risk, only reward here.
Let's crowdfund this party, y'all!
I'll be honest, this is going to happen no matter what.
The recording happened last summer. We're in the final stages of editing. I already have a wonderful label and distributor. A release date has been set for this very month.
So why am I doing a Kickstarter?
Because I've noticed something about you people. You'd rather give money to people who haven't done something yet than buy something someone's already made. When did this happen? Why did this happen? How did this happen? I'm sure there's articles on Medium about that. I'm not here to solve human psychology. I'm here to make money on a project I'm proud of.
But wait! Come back. This ain't no scam. There are real benefits and real rewards for participating in this Kickstarter. (There is also one fake reward. Haha, comedy!) And, let's be honest, I'm counting on your support to help with some of that, what's it called? Marketing.
Marketing yourself sucks. Try it sometime! Okay, some people are very good at it. I am NOT. I love talking about myself ... but only if it's negative. So that's where you, the Millennials, come in. I need your Kickstarter support to show the world just how desperately it needs a Carina Magyar comedy album. And I'll "pay" you each approximately $1 to do that.
Who is this project for? I'm glad you asked!
- Friends who were going to buy the album anyway and want to save a dollar.
- Strangers who are loose and free with their money.
- Enemies who want to make me suffer.
- Family members who are prone to feelings of guilt.
- Other adults.
BUT CARINA. You literally perform all the time for free. Why would I buy an album of those jokes? Well, hypothetical person, because these jokes on this album are RETIRED, never to be heard again. (Most of them, anyway.) What a piece of digital history!
Like any Kickstarter, nothing will happen if we don't meet the modest goal that basically just covers the out-of-pocket expenses of making the album. So really, it's more like a Groupon. Remember those? Remember when they were good? Let's recapture some of that Vintage Groupon Magic, all you '90s kids, and together we'll make the world a better place.
Thank you and I love you.
Risks and challenges
The main risk here is that my ego will be crushed from being unable to pre-sell enough copies to cover the cost of making it in the first place. I will cry and cry. But if this Kickstarter succeeds, you will definitely be guaranteed to get a download on March 29th. The other rewards, meh, I guess I could get lazy and not do them, but that doesn't sound like me, does it? DOES IT?Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (31 days)