The CAKE Comedy Tour, featuring NYC-based comedians Carrie Gravenson (Caroline’s on Broadway), Abbi Crutchfield (truTV), Kaytlin Bailey (MTV, SiriusXM), and LA-based comedian Erin Judge (NBC’s Last Comic Standing), is teaming up with Kickstarter to pioneer a brand new way for indie tours to sell more tickets and reach more fans. These comics will use this innovative platform to bring their stand-up show — along with lots of amazing extras — to cities and venues all across the country.
CAKE founder Kaytlin Bailey worked closely with Kickstarter Comedy to design the new platform, which helps independent artists launch self-produced tours. “We’re not asking for donations,” explains Bailey. “We’re offering tickets and rewards well in advance, so fans can make sure our tour gets to their town.”
“This is a brilliantly ambitious idea, and one of the coolest projects I’ve ever seen,” says Taylor Moore, head of comedy at Kickstarter. “This isn’t just a comedy tour. It’s the future.”
The first date of the tour takes place in Philadelphia, and once that date reaches its funding goal, the next city on the tour will be unlocked, and so on. Head here for more information about where the tour is going and what cities have become available.
“CAKE Comedy is pioneering the future of how comedy gets made,” says Kickstarter’s Moore. “Get involved now so you can say, ‘I was there.
The women of CAKE started out together as the Pink Collar Comedy Tour in 2012. They launched their original tour with a Kickstarter campaign then traveled successfully as the Pink Collar Comedy Tour for 4 years, hitting more than 60 cities, including Austin, Raleigh, New Orleans, Toronto, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Charleston, and many more. In 2017, the tour rebranded as CAKE, an acronym of the for comics’ first names. They’re still serving up “smart comedy by female comics,” according to the Boston Globe.