Here's the Kickstarter video for Teachers Lounge, a web series created by and starring comedians Ted Alexandro and Hollis James that's seeking funding via the site. Following a music teacher (Alexandro) and a janitor (James) who hang out in an NYC public school's teachers lounge, the show features guest appearances from Jim Gaffigan, Janeane Garofalo, Lewis Black, Judy Gold, Judah Friedlander, Jim Norton, Dave Attell, Rachel Feinstein, Michael Che, Todd Barry, and Ted Leo, and is worth working into your comedy web series crowdfunding budget for the month.
Jonathan Katz, star and co-creator of Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, is taking to Kickstarter to fund his new animated series, Death Row Diet. The show is based on an award-winning animated film of the same name (embedded above) that Katz made with animator Mike Salva. The short follows an inmated on death row (voiced by Katz) who's more concerned with his Weight Watchers diet than his impending execution. It's now being expanded into a full series about that character's life in prison. The project previously had a funding source and several scripts were written, but the funding source pulled out and they're now turning to the public via [...]
In the best use of crowdfunding yet, comedian Kurt Braunohler (Bunk) created a Kickstarter campaign and successfully raised $4,000 to put the phrase "How do I land?" in the air above Los Angeles via skywriting. Fast Company has an interview with Braunohler in which he explains why crowdfunding is best used for stupid, absurd purposes like this one. It's an interesting look at how the Veronica Mars movie of skywriting humor came to be.