Friday, March 9, 2012

Help Corporate Juggernaut Kickstart Their Comedy Album

Posted By on Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Corporate Juggernaut's Open Microphone. You know you want these dudes to make a record.

OK, let's be clear: I am not really a fan of crowd-funding website Kickstarter. And it's not just because the one Kickstarter campaign I've ever been a part of resulted in a dude I really respect getting shit-canned. Mostly, I think that Kickstarter is the digital equivalent of punk rock kids sitting in front of a punk rock club asking other punk rock kids for change to get into the show. (I'm broke too, assholes!) Generally, I feel like it's either an enormous waste of bandwidth designed to stroke some hack's ego by encouraging terrible ideas or a money grab/promo-ploy by people with ulterior motives. ($125K for a blog and some YouTube videos? Gimme a break.) Kickstarter also tends to bring out the conspiracy theorist in me, if you couldn't tell. But occasionally it's used for something awesome, and this, ladies and gentlemen, is one of those times: Corporate Juggernaut are making a comedy record.

If you've been following the Scene print edition lately, you've probably noticed that I'm a wee bit enamored with local alt-comedy troupe Corporate Juggernaut. It might actually border on “unhealthy obsession,” but it's not like I'm rummaging through Gary Fletcher's garbage or spying on James Austin Johnson while he's taking a shower. (At least not as far as they know.) So I'm flouting my “No Kickstarter” rule. I already donated — and I don't even feel that dirty. Beyond my usual lack o' hygiene, I mean. So if you're interested in seeing some seriously funny alt-comedy or just supporting the idea that somebody around here should do something besides making music, you should kick in. The campaign has barely been up for a day and they are already halfway to their modest goal of $300. And you have until April 22 to donate, if you're lazy. Which I'm going to guess you are since you're reading a blog post when you should be working.

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