About this project
Yay! We did it!
Thank you so much! Below you'll see all the information that was up for the original Kickstarter, but now we have a new goal and exciting news.
As you may already know, for every $500 we reach over our initial $10,000 goal, we will add an hour to this 30-hour talk show marathon. But wait there's more!!!
Special Bonus - If this kickstarter hits $30,000, in addition to making it a 70-hour marathon, we will also host an exclusive marathon-like stand-up show with 30 comics doing KATG-related material (plus open bar!) that all donators ($25 and up) get a ticket to! Can't make it to the live show? We'll record it! This show's download will be available for free for donators (of $25 and up) of this marathon!
On top of that, one of the 30 comedians will be chosen as The Greatest by your votes, and that comic will receive $1,000!
- ORIGINAL KICKSTARTER INFORMATION -
We're raising money to fund a comedy talk show marathon!
- If we reach our goal, we'll do 30 hours straight of the Keith and The Girl show and stream it to you live!
- For every $500 over the goal, we'll extend the marathon an extra hour.
It's up to YOU to decide how long we go!
About Keith and The Girl
We talk with comedians about current events, pop culture, politics and even intimate details of our lives. We started the show out of our spare bedroom in our house in 2005. We used to date, but we don't anymore. An hour after we broke up, we recorded another show.
Now we live separately and have a dedicated studio for the show where we create funny new shows 5 days a week.
Check out this video to find out more about us!
About the marathon
The 30 hours will contain hilarity with us and your favorite KATG guests. We'll make sure that there is a rotation of awesome friends and comics coming into the studio providing you with the biggest ha-has a show can bring.
The marathon is scheduled on/around the weekend of January 12th. The show will stream online for free. We'll also have cameras in the studio so you can watch the show using the new chat room. An audio download will be available for purchase afterwards.
The exact date of the marathon and instructions on how to listen to the live show will be posted here and will be easy to access on the Keith and The Girl website (and added to the calendar KATG.com/calendar) after the project has been funded.
Special Bonus - If this kickstarter hits $30,000, in addition to making it a 70-hour marathon, we will also host an exclusive marathon-like stand-up show with 30 comics doing KATG-related material that all donators ($25 and up) get a ticket to! Can't make it to the live show? We'll record it! This show's download will be available for free for donators (of $25 and up) of this marathon!
Past marathons featured over 50 comic guests including
The full lineup of guests and schedule for the marathon will be made available after the project has been funded.
Highlights of past marathons include
- Keith and The Girl commemorative marathon tattoo
- Listener phone calls including a marriage proposal
- Prank calls that inspired the hilarious Clowned by The Girl CD
- Live musical performances
Producing a project of this size costs many thousands of dollars for software, server, studio equipment, staff and food. The money from this Kickstarter will fund these things to bring you a show packed with entertainment. With your help, we will cover the cost of running this marathon.
A list of expenses: recording equipment, forums software, server bandwidth for video and audio of show and group chat, sound proof studio doors, web design, staff, food & drinks (soda/liquor/beer) for staff and guests, post event editing, promotional ads and a NEW KATG group chat system that will make this the most interactive and fun marathon EVER!!!
Risks and challenges
Kickstarter asks everyone to include a list of risks and challenges they face. Below is a list our challenges and how we plan to overcome them.
Technical Challenge: ensuring the server can handle the traffic load since the last marathon had well over 100 people chatting at once causing the server to continually crash or lag.
- Addressed by getting a much higher-powered server, new chat software designed for heavy traffic loads.
Technical Challenge: seamlessly migrating the site to the new server.
- Addressed by running several test migrations to ensure the process will be smooth.
Technical challenge: getting the software ready in time for the marathon.
- Addressed by hiring a dedicated staff that will be overseeing this project.
Production challenge: ensuring the cameras and studio equipment functions properly
- Addressed by bringing in dedicated technicians.
Production challenge: ensuring the show streams properly throughout the marathon
- Addressed by making cell phone a wireless hotspot as a backup.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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