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NEVER GOT FAMOUS - these are all the bitter, bizarre thoughts and adventures of Albert Snodoloberm, a stand-up comedian who tried for twenty years to get famous...and never did.  Not even close.

So, like much of the world, he turned to the internet...reflecting upon all the horrible memories and surreal frustrations of his life.  I suppose the trick with doing a character like Albert is to find a way to eventually turn it all around....to have him reach levels of strange epiphany and enlightenment that can only come from seeing the world as a temporary container of dashed dreams........and yet....finding the funny in all that, somehow.  Perhaps....some of us might be familiar with this struggle?  :)

Years ago, the Albert character started out as a puppet, Al the Slug, for a television show called "Live Hot Puppet Chat".  But I started changing his character into something more tragic, and I was getting a bit thwarted by his puppet form (a wall-eyed banana slug).  So I started playing him as a human...

Um, about those puppets.....from 2009-2014, I was making rather strange feature-length puppet films.  With bigger projects like those, you end up vanishing for about a year each time.  The struggle to stay connected to an audience kept slipping away, over and over.  Plus, I lack the self-promotion gene, so I would just release them....and there they were.  A few folks really connected with those flicks, and I'm forever grateful for the feedback they gave....but the movies started collecting dust rather quickly, the way movies do.....and then someone made the flattering suggestion I start a Patreon (kudos to plasticapple)....and since the Never Got Famous project is never-ending, the time for a tip jar had finally arrived.

Honestly, it seems like folks are digging Never Got Famous more than they did the surreal puppet movies.  I'm beginning to suspect that many of us have a secret, bitter, failed stand-up comedian buried within us.  I'm trying to make each chapter of his life bigger and bitterer, so they can take a little longer on occasion while I beat my brain out on the rocks of caffeine....and so I also created a Never Got Famous podcast to give Albert more opportunities to explain the nature of the cosmos and such....

USING PATREON AS A TIP JAR ... you can just sign up for a month or two and then cancel, I totally don't mind, I'll know you were just doing the tip jar thing. I like folks having the option to just tip when they spontaneously want to, without feeling as though they absolutely have to be a continuous patron, if they don't want. Totally cool either way, no worries.

If you become a patron, even if for just a month or two, you'll get the Vimeo passwords to those puppet movies I did years ago -- Summer of the Chew Toy Soul, Jesus Hates You Now, Only Interstellar Pinball Lives Forever, Hell Leaks Laughter, and the non-puppet There Was Once a Bitter Bastard.  There will be a patrons-only post below with the links - and a box on the left titled Movie Links  (you may have to scroll down a bit to get to them, since newer posts will be on top).  I'll be putting a couple of these movies on YouTube, to release them into the wild forever.  But they look better on Vimeo...the colors, the puppety textures...and Vimeo even lets you download the original video file (!), so you can have the highest-quality version right on your hard drive.  I also put the original Live Hot Puppet Chat episodes there, which is where most of the characters come from.  That show was VERY silly and occasionally toxic....but the strangeness that appeared in the movies later on was bubbling up in those episodes, seeping out at certain moments - and it has Albert in his more cheerful puppet form, Al the Slug.  With a drink or two or three or four or five or six, it's possibly still amusing...(?)...but apologies in advance for the rough flavor of that show.

Anyhow, many thanks, and never let the bastards get you down.

- Tristan



THE LINKS:
Never Got Famous on YouTube
The Never Got Famous Podcast
NeverGotFamous.com

The older, puppety links:
BaD AfTeRLiFe
Lumalin Productions

Tiers
Become A Patron
$2 or more per month
Get the passwords to watch and download the Lumalin puppet epics on Vimeo:


  • Summer of the Chew Toy Soul
  • Jesus Hates You Now
  • Only Interstellar Pinball Lives Forever
  • Hell Leaks Laughter
  • The original Live Hot Puppet Chat episodes
  • PLUS the new movies coming up...
NEVER GOT FAMOUS - these are all the bitter, bizarre thoughts and adventures of Albert Snodoloberm, a stand-up comedian who tried for twenty years to get famous...and never did.  Not even close.

So, like much of the world, he turned to the internet...reflecting upon all the horrible memories and surreal frustrations of his life.  I suppose the trick with doing a character like Albert is to find a way to eventually turn it all around....to have him reach levels of strange epiphany and enlightenment that can only come from seeing the world as a temporary container of dashed dreams........and yet....finding the funny in all that, somehow.  Perhaps....some of us might be familiar with this struggle?  :)

Years ago, the Albert character started out as a puppet, Al the Slug, for a television show called "Live Hot Puppet Chat".  But I started changing his character into something more tragic, and I was getting a bit thwarted by his puppet form (a wall-eyed banana slug).  So I started playing him as a human...

Um, about those puppets.....from 2009-2014, I was making rather strange feature-length puppet films.  With bigger projects like those, you end up vanishing for about a year each time.  The struggle to stay connected to an audience kept slipping away, over and over.  Plus, I lack the self-promotion gene, so I would just release them....and there they were.  A few folks really connected with those flicks, and I'm forever grateful for the feedback they gave....but the movies started collecting dust rather quickly, the way movies do.....and then someone made the flattering suggestion I start a Patreon (kudos to plasticapple)....and since the Never Got Famous project is never-ending, the time for a tip jar had finally arrived.

Honestly, it seems like folks are digging Never Got Famous more than they did the surreal puppet movies.  I'm beginning to suspect that many of us have a secret, bitter, failed stand-up comedian buried within us.  I'm trying to make each chapter of his life bigger and bitterer, so they can take a little longer on occasion while I beat my brain out on the rocks of caffeine....and so I also created a Never Got Famous podcast to give Albert more opportunities to explain the nature of the cosmos and such....

USING PATREON AS A TIP JAR ... you can just sign up for a month or two and then cancel, I totally don't mind, I'll know you were just doing the tip jar thing. I like folks having the option to just tip when they spontaneously want to, without feeling as though they absolutely have to be a continuous patron, if they don't want. Totally cool either way, no worries.

If you become a patron, even if for just a month or two, you'll get the Vimeo passwords to those puppet movies I did years ago -- Summer of the Chew Toy Soul, Jesus Hates You Now, Only Interstellar Pinball Lives Forever, Hell Leaks Laughter, and the non-puppet There Was Once a Bitter Bastard.  There will be a patrons-only post below with the links - and a box on the left titled Movie Links  (you may have to scroll down a bit to get to them, since newer posts will be on top).  I'll be putting a couple of these movies on YouTube, to release them into the wild forever.  But they look better on Vimeo...the colors, the puppety textures...and Vimeo even lets you download the original video file (!), so you can have the highest-quality version right on your hard drive.  I also put the original Live Hot Puppet Chat episodes there, which is where most of the characters come from.  That show was VERY silly and occasionally toxic....but the strangeness that appeared in the movies later on was bubbling up in those episodes, seeping out at certain moments - and it has Albert in his more cheerful puppet form, Al the Slug.  With a drink or two or three or four or five or six, it's possibly still amusing...(?)...but apologies in advance for the rough flavor of that show.

Anyhow, many thanks, and never let the bastards get you down.

- Tristan



THE LINKS:
Never Got Famous on YouTube
The Never Got Famous Podcast
NeverGotFamous.com

The older, puppety links:
BaD AfTeRLiFe
Lumalin Productions

Recent posts by Never Got Famous

Tiers
Become A Patron
$2 or more per month
Get the passwords to watch and download the Lumalin puppet epics on Vimeo:


  • Summer of the Chew Toy Soul
  • Jesus Hates You Now
  • Only Interstellar Pinball Lives Forever
  • Hell Leaks Laughter
  • The original Live Hot Puppet Chat episodes
  • PLUS the new movies coming up...