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Metro Comedy Club by Ed Blaze — kickstarter

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Can you believe that Washington DC, the Nation’s capital - with a Metro-area population of more than 9,000,000 people - only has ONE stand-alone venue solely dedicated to showcasing local and national comedians? We need to change this, and we need your help! Please consider being a part of this campaign that will fill a large void in this area.

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Metro Comedy Club by Ed Blaze — kickstarter

  1. 1. ! Share " Tweet ◅▻ Embed The New Washington DC Comedy Club MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE PERKS ON THE RIGHT SIDE Help us open a New Washington DC-area Comedy Club! Can you believe that Washington DC, the Nation’s capital - with a Metro-area population of more than 9,000,000 people - only has ONE stand-alone venue solely dedicated to showcasing local and national comedians? We need to change this, and we need your help! Please consider being a part of this campaign that will fill a large void in this area. See full bio Contact me 163backers $12,046pledged of $50,000 goal 48days to go Back This Project $1 minimum pledge This project will only be funded if at least $50,000 is pledged by Fri, Sep 19 2014 8:51 AM ECT. Project by Ed Blaze Washington, DC % 2 created · 155 backed ! Ed Blaze 4156 friends & edblaze.com Discover Start KICKSTARTER ▾Search projects( Home Updates 2 Backers 163 Comments 27 ) Washington, DC * Performance Art Metro Comedy Club by Ed Blaze ▶ PLAY 276 ⋆ Remind me Pledge $1 or more 83 backers Thank you very much, Every dollar counts Estimated delivery: Aug 2015 - Pledge $10 or more 13 backers-
  2. 2. Stand-up comedy is an American tradition with roots extending back to minstrel shows of the 1800s. Vaudeville acts, slapstick shows, World War II-era comedic radio shows and 1950s variety television shows all paved the way for stand-up comedy. My name is Ed Blaze, comedian and founder of Metro Comedy Entertainment. Based in the DC area, I have been a stand-up comedian for almost 10 years, traveling nationwide with my shows. I have also promoted hundreds of comedy shows here in Washington DC and Nationwide – hosting shows from The Arc Theater, Pure Lounge, Helium Comedy Club, Pittsburgh Improv, San Jose Improv, Mr. Smith’s, Burke Theater, Howard Theater – and a other similar venues. I had the privilege of working with various talented comedians such as Dave Chappelle, Ralphie May, Jim Gaffigan, Gary Owens, Erin Foley, Nema Williams, Rachel Feinstein and Luenell Campbell to name a few. ONE Reserved Seats & One drink - redeem anytime once the club opens Estimated delivery: Aug 2015 Pledge $25 or more 9 backers TWO Reserved Seats & TWO DRINKS - redeem anytime once the club opens, and Two Metro Comedy T-shirt Estimated delivery: Aug 2015 Ships within the US only - Pledge $50 or more 1 backer THREE Reserved Seats & THREE drinks - redeem anytime once the club opens, and Three Metro Comedy T-shirt Estimated delivery: Aug 2015 - Pledge $90 or more 0 backers FIVE Reserved Seats & FIVE drinks - redeem anytime once the club opens, and Five Metro Comedy T-shirt Estimated delivery: Aug 2015 - Pledge $150 or more 0 backers Eight Reserved Seats & Eight drinks - redeem anytime once the club opens, and Eight Metro Comedy T-shirt Estimated delivery: Aug 2015 - Pledge $200 or more 1 backer Twelve Reserved Seats & Twelve drinks - redeem anytime once the club opens, and Twelve Metro Comedy T-shirt Estimated delivery: Aug 2015 - Pledge $300 or more
  3. 3. IMAGINE THIS….A NEW COMEDY VENUE Live Comedy Shows Open Mic Nights Full kitchen and bar Improv and Stand-up Classes Live Bands Family reunion 20 New Job positions Nonprofit Fundraising Events Rental availability for corporate events, and more! We have so many talented comedians and performing artists here in Washington DC, but there are just not enough venues for them to perform and improve their talents. One dedicated comedy club and various other venues that host comedy and open- mic nights are just simply not enough. This new comedy club will offer an abundance of opportunity to local, regional and national comedians. Washington DC is known for producing a lot of good talented comedians like Dave Chappelle, Lewis Black, Martin Lawrence, Wanda Sykes to name a few. You can be a part of launching the next round of comedy stars! 0 backers Limited (100 left of 100) This is a good package if you have a group of Friends, Employees or Co- workers (30 Reserved Seating & 30 drinks) use it anytime: Example company holiday party Estimated delivery: Aug 2015 - Pledge $1,500 or more 2 backers Limited (298 left of 300) One Year membership with Four Reserved Seats to any weekend - No extra charge for a whole year (once club opens) Estimated delivery: Aug 2015 - Pledge $3,000 or more 0 backers Limited (50 left of 50) Host a Corporate event, 300 seats / 600 standing - For your business or organization – This club will be well- equipped, spacious, and conveniently located venue to host your next gathering; complete with audio systems, projectors, and comfortable table seating in a relaxed atmosphere for meetings and social events alike. Estimated delivery: Aug 2015 - Pledge $3,500 or more 2 backers Limited (18 left of 20) Family Reunion - Venue available and 3 comedians to entertain your family reunion for two hours up to 300 people Estimated delivery: Aug 2015 - Pledge $5,000 or more 0 backers Limited (20 left of 20) TWO Years membership with four Reserved Seats to any weekend - no extra charge, plus your name on a plaque along with your photo at main entrance as one of our founding members/ your name also on our -
  4. 4. FEW IMAGES OF COMEDIANS FROM OUR PAST SHOWS TALENT THE COMEDIAN Funding period Jul 21 2014 - Sep 19 2014 (60 days) website Estimated delivery: Aug 2015 Pledge $6,500 or more 0 backers Limited (20 left of 20) THREE Years membership with four Reserved Seats to any weekend - no extra charge, plus your name on a plaque along with your photo at main entrance as one of our founding members/ your name also on our website | BACK STAGE ACCESS - PHOTOS WITH COMEDIAN Estimated delivery: Aug 2015 -
  5. 5. ERIN FOLEY GARY OWEN
  6. 6. JAMIE LEE & ESTHER KU (MTV GIRL CODE) CALISE HAWKINS
  7. 7. NEMA WILLIAMS D.L.HUGLEY RAPHIE MAY THE LOCATION - LOCATED OFF NEW YORK AVENUE Type the address below on Google Street view - that should give you a good idea where is located,
  8. 8. 2020 FAIRVIEW AVE NE WASHINGTON, DC 20002 LOCATED JUST 3 MINUTES FROM: Noma-Gallaudet U (New York Ave) Metro Station - THE RED LINE And 2 minutes from Union Market (Union Market is the heart and soul of a broader district bringing a renewed spirit to the neighborhood). THE PERFORMANCE SPACE WE HAVE NOT FINALIZED OR DECIDED THE INSIDE LAYOUT/DESIGN WE'RE TAKING SUGGESTIONS ON THE COMMENTS SECTION TWO SAMPLE DESIGN/LAYOUT BELOW FIRST LAYOUT
  9. 9. Learn about accountability on Kickstarter SECOND LAYOUT Your feedback is more valuable than you know. Ongoing dialogue is a crucial part of the development of the club. PLEASE SHARE THIS CAMPAIGN WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS, CO- WORKERS, NEIGHBORS, YOUR GRANDMA - PLEASE HELP MAKE IT HAPPEN Have a question or comments? please do not hesitate to contact me Risks and challenges - Find enough parking space - Finding Best Management - Liquor & Entertainment license - Finding Best Employees - Finding the Best Chef The greatest challenge for the new Metro Comedy Club will be raising the remainder of the funds needed to open our doors in Washington DC. To finish, the architects, contractors, and construction crews work toward completing the building, installing AV equipment to be ready for opening day will take about eight months and an estimated total of $480,000. And if funded more than $50,000 that will help to lower the borrowing amount from investors. We have secured two investors that will cover about $400,000 plus Ed Blaze's own investment of $30,000. Before construction is complete we will invite a few comedians including but not limited to Dave Chappelle, Raphie May, Erin Foley, Nema Williams, Anthony Jeselnik, Bill Burr, Mark Curry, Hannibal Buress, Dave Attell, Loni Love, Sarah Silverman, Key &
  10. 10. Peele, Guy Torry, Sherri Shepherd, Charlie Murphy, DeRay Davis, Deon Cole , Wayne Brady, JB Smoove, and Lavell Crawford. FAQ Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly. Ask a question Report this project to Kickstarter

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