In retrospect, it just seems so obvious.
After a few minutes of talking to the people behind Chicago's The Late Live Show, one starts to feel like the relevant question isn't, "Why did these guys decide to start a live, untelevised talk show?" The real question seems to be, "Why isn't everyone else doing it?"
"There are stand-up shows, there are improv shows, and there are sketch shows in Chicago," said Joe Kwaczala, the show's 25-year-old host. "Those are formats people are familiar with and can dial into. But so is a late-night talk show! We thought, 'Why isn't there one you can go out and see live?'" [...]
As the video above eventually gets around to saying, Tig Notaro has started a Kickstarter campaign to help finance a short film entitled Clown Service. She's looking for $10,000, which is a good amount of nickels (200,000 to be exact) to ask for. If you do have 200,000 nickels to spend, Tig assures, "People will be really impressed with this, by the way." And if you do, I recommend the next time you see Tig, you go up to her and say, "Excuse me, I’m sorry to bother you, but I just have to tell you: I'm the person who completely funded your short film, so can you [...]
You may recall jumping for joy on Monday at the news that there would be an Inspector Spacetime web series. Since then, it's come to light that not only are no Community actors involved in the project, no one from NBC or Community has anything to do with it. Instead, Travis Richey, the actor who played Inspector Spacetime (he's made brief appearances in two episodes of Community, with his voice used in a third) has taken it upon himself to produce, write and star in a six-part web series.
Louis C.K. said in his Reddit AMA that he would make a movie if he had $8 million. Shouldn't be too hard to round up, right? We've taken it upon ourselves to come up with some Kickstarter incentives for the project:
$1: You get the satisfaction of being a material Louis C.K. supporter at the lowest possible level and nothing else because it's only one dollar.
$5: You get to download Louis' new special, obviously.
$25: You get a copy of the movie on DVD/Blu-ray/digital download/whatever.
$50: You get a copy of the movie and the first two seasons of Louie.
$100: You get a signed [...]
Casey Wilson and comedy partner June Diane Raphael need you to give their asses some money. The comedy duo of SNL alum Wilson and Year One's Raphael are mere shooting days away from finishing their indie comedy Ass Backwards, which has been floating around Movie Limbo since their funding dried up five years ago. The film stars Wilson and Raphael as delusional New Yorkers Kate and Chloe, who travel back to their hometown to win the beauty pageant that bested them in their youth. In addition to the film sounding a little Romy And Michelle, a little Ab Fab and a lot amazing, Ass Backwards offers some excellent [...]