Early next year, Chris Gethard is planning on gathering some of his close comedy friends and a band, put them into an RV and head West for 12 days until they reach LA. They don’t have much of anything else planned for this trip and that’s where the fans come in.
Beginning January 15th, Gethard and crew are planning on hitting people up via Twitter and Facebook to find out where they should go and what they should do while on the road. Hilarity will ensue or they will go down in flames. Regardless that’s kinda the point for Chris. They will document the entire journey via video and give people steady updates as they travel through social network pages, his website, and Splitsider.
On January 15th, we’re doing a show at the UCB Theater in New York that ends with the entire cast and band climbing onto an RV. For 12 days we’ll criss-cross America, until we pull up at the front door of the UCB Theater in LA and continue the show there.
The cost of renting an RV, loading it with people, and pay for gas and food for 12 days isn’t really cheap, so he’s taken to the internet to try to get people to pledge money to pay for it. If money pledged ends up being more than the cost of expenses, Gethard vowed to spend it all on the road by any means necessary. I personally think setting off $20,000 in fireworks in a Midwestern cow field is a terrific idea but that might be just me. There are some pledge tiers that hopefully will incentivise people to donate.
Pledge $75 or more: Your name will be said in a thank you song recorded by our amazing house band, The Kung Fu Monkeys.
Pledge $200 or more: We will make a pillowcase with your face and name on it and force one of our cast members to sleep on it for 12 straight nights.
Pledge $300 or more: We will make a t-shirt with your face on it and have one of the cast members wear it on a day of the tour. It will show up in our online videos. You will be able to enjoy waiting to see which cast member rocks your face and on which day.
It should be an interesting ride for Gethard and friends. We hope the money is raise and this actually happens because it will be an interesting experiment to see how much people are willing to do to control the actions of comedians.
You can donate money at the Kickstarter page for the campaign.