Ever wonder what happens when you die?
We do! All the time. And fortunately, now we know!
Due to a rift in the time-space continuum, a portal has opened in Brooklyn that leads directly into the afterlife...and it's only open for one night. Are you brave enough to face the great beyond? Do you long to bliss out and sip Chardonnay with chill-ass angels in Heaven? Are you nasty enough to freak it with demons in Hell? Are you just looking for something fun to do and eager to spend an evening making small talk in purgatory?
Well this is your chance.
WHAT IS THIS?
Simply put, we're putting on an immersive comedy theater experience. New York's best and funniest (and hottest) comics are staging a live show where audience members party in purgatory and spin the wheel of fate for chance to explore heaven and hell. The audience (YOU) gets to roam in each realm, interacting with comedians playing angels, demons and everything in between, celebrating your unique life in the afterlife. The show is immersive and improvised so everyone gets an amazing, unique experience curated to them with all the joys of heaven and tortures of hell (in a fun way). We can't stress enough how hot these comedians are.
We're running a Kickstarter campaign because we want to share the afterlife with AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE!
The more tickets sold, the more realistic and incredible the Heaven and Hell experience will be. For Example:
The show is going to happen no matter what, but it's up to YOU to decide how awesome it becomes! The more tickets sold, the bigger and better this event will be! More tickets equals more comedians, bands, Angels and Demons we can hire and the more immersive and exciting the night becomes!
This could be you
WHO ARE WE ?
We are OSFUG - a New York City sketch comedy group that is fast, funny and very attractive. Our no-frills style redefined the New York sketch scene during our five year stint at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, as well as residencies at Knitting Factory, Union Hall, The Brooklyn Comedy Festival and festivals all around the country. We are excited to explore new boundaries in comedy and theater and bring our audiences unique and unforgettable hilarious experiences. We staged a limited run of this concept during the 2018 Brooklyn Comedy Festival and it went so well that now we want to bring it to the masses
Members of our group have performed and written for Comedy Central, Just for Laughs, IFC, Clusterfest, San Francisco Sketch Festival, Netflix, The Tonight Show, TBS, HBO, CBS, MTV, SNL and Adult Swim. Check out more of our sketches here!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
If you pay $25 or more - you just bought yourself a TICKET TO THE EVENT! We are planning to stage the show on HALLOWEEN 2019 in New York City and having a tickets gain you entry to the show. There will be snacks, drinks and spooks and goofs. We're creating a full immersive world for you to get lost in and to explore - and we guarantee a great, hilarious time. This will be the event that you'll want to tell all your friends about and people will talk about it for years to come so... you know, you're gonna want to be there. Of course, if you want to simply fund the show and not come...that's okay too.
The specifics of this event depend COMPLETELY on our backers (YOU!). The more tickets we sell, the bigger the portal becomes - and thus the more elaborate Heaven and Hell become. For example, sell our minimum number of tickets - you and three other audience members may get to drink a watered down Natty Light in my apartment while listening to a Smash Mouth CD. BUT if we sell 5,000 tickets, then who knows, maybe you could be drinking a Bud Light Limearita in Hell while the REAL Smash Mouth plays a full concert (fingers crossed, they still haven't responded to our emails). Basically, the more tickets sold - the bigger and better everything gets. From the space that we put it on at, to the team we have help us put this together. So make sure you buy your ticket today and share the project with your friends!
We'll email all backers with pertinent info to the show once we finalize the campaign. The size of the audience will dictate the size and content of the show SO....that means the timeline and run of show are subject to change, in very exciting ways!
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
Great question! Very smart to ask, honestly. The money is all going into the production and the more tickets sold, the more we will spend!
- Venue/Space Rental - this will scale from a theater space to warehouse to mansion (seriously)
- Production Designer - We've worked with top of their field film and tv production designer who we will partner with to help build and decorate the space to make it an amazing world for you to get lost in and explore.
- Costume/Hair and Make Up Artists - We have incredible professionals we want to bring on board who will turn us and the other comics into Angels, Demons and everything in between.
- Props - You better believe that heaven is gonna be chock full of feathers, clouds, halos, slacklines, vuvuzelas, and novelty sunglasses for our audience to wear and play with. And Hell will be full of Axe body spray, Pumpkin Spice flavored cough drops, Fight Club Posters and more.
- Snacks and Drinks - We are gonna get our audience BUZZZZED BABY!
- Paying Performers - Besides OSFUG, we want to hire some of our favorite comedians to perform and entertain and we want to compensate them for their time.
- DJ - we should probably have a DJ, right?
Risks and challenges
Our main risk is that because of the moving parts, unknowns, and fluctuating audience size -we cannot lock in date right now. We’ll give backers as much warning as possible when set our show date. We'll do our best to have this be as far out as possible so people can plan their night accordingly. With that is the complication of audience size - we need to scale this production so if massive amounts of people want to come we may have to extend the run.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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