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NEVER GOT FAMOUS is about the continuing bitterness, failure and temporary harsh enlightenments of Albert Snodoloberm, a stand-up comedian who tried for twenty years to get famous...and didn't.  Not even close.

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

Um, about those puppets.....from 2009-2014, I was making rather peculiar feature-length puppet films.  When you do the bigger projects like that, you end up vanishing for a year or more 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 these big puppet projects....and there they were....a few folks really connected with them, and I am forever grateful for the feedback they gave me....but the movies started collecting dust rather quickly.....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 the new Albert adventures more than they did the surreal puppet ones.  I'm beginning to suspect that most of us have a dark, bitter, failed stand-up comedian buried within us.  I'm trying to make each video piercing and worthy, so they can take a little longer on occasion while I beat my brain out on the rocks of caffeine....but I created an Albert podcast to keep his output more steady.

If you become a patron, you immediately 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 an even higher-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 tasteless...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 trashy karma 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 is about the continuing bitterness, failure and temporary harsh enlightenments of Albert Snodoloberm, a stand-up comedian who tried for twenty years to get famous...and didn't.  Not even close.

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

Um, about those puppets.....from 2009-2014, I was making rather peculiar feature-length puppet films.  When you do the bigger projects like that, you end up vanishing for a year or more 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 these big puppet projects....and there they were....a few folks really connected with them, and I am forever grateful for the feedback they gave me....but the movies started collecting dust rather quickly.....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 the new Albert adventures more than they did the surreal puppet ones.  I'm beginning to suspect that most of us have a dark, bitter, failed stand-up comedian buried within us.  I'm trying to make each video piercing and worthy, so they can take a little longer on occasion while I beat my brain out on the rocks of caffeine....but I created an Albert podcast to keep his output more steady.

If you become a patron, you immediately 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 an even higher-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 tasteless...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 trashy karma 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 Tristan Newcomb

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...