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Dying to do Letterman is an award-winning indie documentary. Now YOU can help qualify it for an Academy Award®
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    DYING TO JOIN THE FUN - - we're thrilled to call you a friend! Get a five-minute mp3 of Steve's stand up comedy and access to the exclusive update and behind-the-scenes videos in our "Backers Only" updates--please promise to tell 10 friends about our project!

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    DYING TO KNOW IF STEVE IS FUNNY- - mp3s of every joke Steve sent to Letterman while trying to get on the show, the special track from above, and access to the exclusive videos in our "Backers Only" updates--please promise to tell 10 friends about our project!

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    DYING TO DREAM - - all of the above PLUS your own I'M DYING TO... button with YOUR dream personally hand-written in by Steve (see rewards section of Frequently Asked Questions--these buttons are SPECIAL. Some claim they are magic. Seriously. Watch Jimmy Carter story in said FAQ.)

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    DYING FOR THE SPECIAL EDITION DVD - - all of the above PLUS the KICKSTARTER ONLY version of the physical DVD. Includes over an hour of bonus materials: feel how nervous we were before our festival screenings, see the graphics Joke and Denise made us yank from the movie, catch outtakes from our Kickstarter video, enjoy a VERY SPECIAL comedy routine from Steve (see our $250 reward for a hint) & see the video thank you message from Steve, Denise, Joke and Biagio. You can only get this limited edition DVD here at Kickstarter (delivered after theatrical release, ETA early 2012)

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    DYING FOR TRULY COOL SWAG -- THE SEQUEL -- all of the above PLUS the movie personally autographed to you by Steve (you can tell Steve what to write) a physical copy of the CD featuring all the jokes Steve sent to Letterman while trying to make the show, an original street team flyer from our festival screenings, and a special edition "DYING TO DO LETTERMAN" tee-shirt...uniquely numbered by Steve. ONLY available here on Kickstarter. (Get it while you can -- the other swag package sold out in 36 hours!)

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    DYING TO READ THE BOOK -- all of the above PLUS the BOOK personally autographed to you by Steve (you can tell Steve what to write.) The book has just been announced today (August 10) and is being published by HCI -- the publisher of the original CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL series. This will be an autographed 1st edition of the book -- don't miss out.

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    DYING TO DO OUR NEXT DOCUMENTARY -- 10 of you will be featured in a one-of-a-kind short film documentary written and narrated by Steve, directed and edited by Joke & Biagio, celebrating your patronage. We'll hop on the phone with you, gather some cool materials (photos, video, your voice, more) and weave those together into a mini documentary featuring those of you who joined the Dying to do Letterman journey in a big way. Released on the web and Special Edition DVD (included with this package and autographed by Steve) plus up to five I'M DYING TO...buttons hand written by Steve.

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    DYING TO BOOK STEVE -- Steve performs a night of stand-up comedy, including a short routine customized just for you! (Travel/lodging/venue not included.) Includes all the photos you want to take with Steve and plenty of I'M DYING TO... buttons written out by Steve at the event.

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    DYING TO HAVE A PRIVATE SCREENING -- your own private screening of Dying to do Letterman. Wherever you like: your home, a theater, a community center...wherever. Steve arrives with the movie, does Q&A after, & writes out all the I'M DYING TO buttons you want. Impress your friends, use the screening as a fundraiser...it's all up to you. Steve's yours to use and abuse. Steve's travel/lodging and any venue costs not included.

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    DYING TO HAVE STEVE FOR THE WEEKEND -- let Steve host your weekend event--company retreat, family reunion, whatever the event, it's your own weekend of Dying to do Letterman fun. A stand-up comedy show from Steve one night, a screening the next, wherever you like...your home, a theater, a community center, camp grounds, a hospital, a garage...your call. Impress your friends, use the screening as a fundraiser...it's all up to you. Travel/lodging and any venue costs not included.

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    DYING FOR TRULY COOL SWAG - - all of the above PLUS the movie personally autographed to you by Steve (you can tell Steve what to write) a physical copy of the CD featuring all the jokes Steve sent to Letterman while trying to make the show, an original street team flyer from our festival screenings, and ONE OF THE LAST REMAINING world-premiere tee-shirts from our Cinequest debut (we'll do our best to get your size, but these are the last ones -- without an owner -- on the planet.)

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    DYING TO BE PART OF THE ACT - - all of the above PLUS Steve will include your name in a one-of-a-kind comedy performance. See it as one of the featured extras on the exclusive KICKSTARTER ONLY special edition DVD. Let Steve immortalize your support of his life story as only he can...with a laugh and a smile.

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