8:00pm – Sh*tStarter: A Dumb Crowdfunding Show
Time: 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Venue: TNM Nola
2706 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans LA
Ticket Price: $5
Unpredictable live comedy + the worst crowdfunding projects.
Crowdfunding has helped raise money for all kinds of cool, creative projects. But what about all the stupid, useless projects that have no hopes of being funded?
That’s why we created Sh*tStarter – a monthly show (1st Thursday every month!) that mixes unpredictable live comedy with the real-life worst crowdfunding projects we can find. In each show, 4 comedians will be assigned to present 4 different dumpy crowdfunding projects that they’re seeing for the first time onstage.
The audience then tosses tickets and money into their favorite project’s funding bucket. Whichever project has the most tix/money in it at the end of the show gets all the money in all the buckets and we’ll immediately agree on a reward level and donate all that money to the winning project.
And if each show’s chosen project doesn’t achieve it’s funding, we’ll move all the collected money into the jackpot for next month’s Sh*tStarter show. It’ll be like a snowball of shiftiness that gets bigger and bigger as the show rolls on.
Best of all, this show is only $5 & it’s held inside TNM Nola, a venue that was built after being successfully funded in the largest comedy theater Kickstarter campaign of all time. And we’ll have fun drink specials at our bar!
Created and produced by Chris Trew and Brock LaBorde, two dudes who have been obsessed with dumb projects for a long time. Sh*tStarter logo design by Michael Felton.
Current Sh*tStarter Sh*tpot: $66
This show’s project pitchers:
Brittany Hunt, Jon Vail, Townsend Hart, & Jake Wynne-Wilson
w/special guest co-hosts Joseph Meissner & Lauren LaBorde, the winners from last month’s show!
Last show’s Sh*tStarted projects:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1371987008/the-farming-bros- WINNING PROJECT! Pitched by Joseph Meissner & Lauren LaBorde
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter your events?
Unless specifically stated above, our Austin theater is all ages and BYOB. However, if the event states that we’re giving out free booze (which sometimes happens), you’ll have to show a 21+ ID in order to partake. Our New Orleans theater has a full-service bar in it, so anyone 18 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Other than that, our programming tends to be PG-13 & up, so keep that in mind.
What’s your refund policy?
If you buy an online ticket, you should arrive 30 min before the start of the show to guarantee getting a seat because we also sell tickets at the door and usually have a crowd waiting for no-show seats. If you don’t arrive at least 10 min before the show, your seats could be given out to people on our waiting list, and if that happens, you will not be entitled to a refund as we don’t offer refunds after the show has started.
This show is presented by talent from The New Movement, the nerve center of comedy in the Gulf South. TNM is a duo of bustling conservatories that train the best comedians in New Orleans and Austin, it’s an aggressive programming machine that held over 1200 shows across 50 cities in 2015, it’s an event production company that produces festivals, workshops, and tours like Hell Yes Fest and the Air Sex Championships, and it’s a never-ending hustle to put the south on the comedy map. In New Orleans, arrive early for the show and grab a drink at our patio bar, Rosewood. In Austin, come early to chill in our downtown lobby lounge and meet the best comedians around. Register for our sketch & improv classes year-round at TNMcomedy.com. #WeLiveComedy