"Semi-Famous" Episode 1 — "Casting" from Semi Famous on Vimeo.

This post is on behalf of good-sirs Wilder Shaw and Ezra Edmond, who are in the midst of a crowdsourcing campaign for a web mini-series with a lot of heart and a lot of—metaphorical—balls. I love these guys, I love this project, and I love metanarratives: it’s a project about following your dreams, in the midst of the creators following theirs!:

Why do you need so many munnies?

We shot the first two episodes out of our own pockets and nearly bankrupted ourselves.  To make the next eight episodes and finish Season 1’s story, we need some of your hard-earned American dollhairs.

"But how could you need so much money for just a simple web-series?"

Good question, passing glancer!  I’ll tell ya.

We budgeted each episode at about 3k - some a little more, some a little less.  This money goes to cameras, lights, sound equipment, makeup equipment, hard drives to store footage on, props, costumes, food, the ever expensive monster that is post-production, and all the other goodies of filmmaking.  We’d also love to pay our cast and crew a little something for their dedication and hard work.

Take a look at our perks!  We hope you like at least one of them.  Preferably the most expensive one.

Check out the first two episodes and support the good work.

– OJ Patterson, Tin Level Contributor

wildershaw:

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Doing standup comedy is a weird thing.

It makes no sense at all because the number one thing you need to be a working comedian - even more than being funny - is persistence. Persistence, and hard work. And that’s the paradox. The real reason we do this is because we’re lazy…

[Awesome piece on this confounding world of comedy, told by one of my favorite peers: Wilder Shaw]

4/28. Jacob Rubin @ Purple Onion. 140 Columbus Ave. SF. $20. 8PM. Featuring Dash Kwiatkowski, Wilder Shaw, Clare O’Kane, Shanti Charan and Ricky Luna. Hosted by Jabari Davis. Tickets Available: Here.
[A lot of the best young Bay comedians on this one.]

4/28. Jacob Rubin @ Purple Onion. 140 Columbus Ave. SF. $20. 8PM. Featuring Dash Kwiatkowski, Wilder Shaw, Clare O’Kane, Shanti Charan and Ricky Luna. Hosted by Jabari Davis. Tickets Available: Here.

[A lot of the best young Bay comedians on this one.]

wildershaw:

Internet -
My good friend Kelly McCarron’s first comedy album drops today (an album for which I actually opened for her the night it was recorded).
Figure it out on iTunes now o’clock.

wildershaw:

Internet -

My good friend Kelly McCarron’s first comedy album drops today (an album for which I actually opened for her the night it was recorded).

Figure it out on iTunes now o’clock.

Wilder Shaw by Britney Snider

Wilder Shaw by Britney Snider

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In The (Fro)Zone with Wilder Shaw and Jesse McGrath. Episode 20. Guests: David Gborie and OJ Patterson. Download Link: Here.

[Podcast Crossover, In the (Fro)Zone x Black Astronauts(Blackastronauts), as four funny fellas get drunk, eat pie and talk about Slamball, egg nog and Safeway sandwiches.]

11/18. Kelly McCarron [TWO SHOWS] @ Purple Onion. 140 Columbus Ave. SF. 7&9PM. $15-20. Featuring Liz Stone & TJ Kelsall and Sam Hausman & Wilder Shaw. Advance Tickets: Here.

11/18. Kelly McCarron [TWO SHOWS] @ Purple Onion. 140 Columbus Ave. SF. 7&9PM. $15-20. Featuring Liz Stone & TJ Kelsall and Sam Hausman & Wilder Shaw. Advance Tickets: Here.

11/7. Wilder Shaw @ Kimo’s. 1351 Polk St. SF. $3 (Free before 8 PM). 9 PM. Feat Jesse McGrath.
[Underground Phenomenal]

11/7. Wilder Shaw @ Kimo’s. 1351 Polk St. SF. $3 (Free before 8 PM). 9 PM. Feat Jesse McGrath.

[Underground Phenomenal]

10.20. A Tribute to Rodney Dangerfield @ The 4th Wall. 1027 University Ave. Berkeley. $10. 8PM. Feat Greg Asdourian, Roman Leo, Justin Alan, Chris Duncan and Wilder Shaw. Hosted by Stefan Duncan.
[It’s rough.]

10.20. A Tribute to Rodney Dangerfield @ The 4th Wall. 1027 University Ave. Berkeley. $10. 8PM. Feat Greg Asdourian, Roman Leo, Justin Alan, Chris Duncan and Wilder Shaw. Hosted by Stefan Duncan.

[It’s rough.]

wildershaw:

The Human Centipede

[Nicktoon Humor Anyone?]