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Joe Bereta, Elliott Morgan, Steve Zaragoza, & Lee Newton have reunited to form The Valleyfolk, because the world could use some friends right now. At the beginning of 2018, the original hosts of SourceFed decided to take the plunge and start a new production company heck-bent on comedy domination and total independence from #themachine. Hashtags don't work here, we don't even care.

After the proven success of SourceFed, we all grew independently in various areas. Joe Bereta, who has played major roles in YouTube mainstays since 2008, left his position as the Creative Director of SMOSH to be the CEO of The Valleyfolk. Elliott Morgan left SourceFed to become a prominent digital and traditional host, while honing his stand-up comedy skills with sold-out shows across the country, ultimately culminating in two stand-up comedy specials. Steve Zaragoza has grown into a successful digital influencer and actor, hosted his own talk show, and is a recurring character on the Disney Channel. Lee Newton brought her gifts to The Groundlings, where she taught youngins the art of sketch comedy and rescuing adorable dogs, probably. 

So what now? Now, we're looking to do it again-- only this time, we're wiser and funnier. Now that the dust has settled since SourceFed was shut down, it’s time for a new chapter.

The Valleyfolk is a comedy-first production company with a singular vision: Entertain the masses and answer to no one. And in order to make that happen, *WE NEED YOUR HELP.*

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This isn't SourceFed. It's not a sketch channel. It's not even just a channel. It's far more ambitious. It's weekly news satire. It's asinine challenges, absurd sketches, podcasts, guests, and far more ambitious projects we don't even want to exhale about yet.

Despite the years since SourceFed, we four believe that we offer a unique sort of alchemy that can help bring joy and silliness to the lives of countless people -- only this time, we want to own it. 

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“But Patreon? Really? Isn’t that so 2017?”
No, it’s not, and how dare you. In fact, here’s why we’re starting with you:

  • Freedom. The kid gloves are off. By being independent, we can provide our audience with exactly what we’ve been trying to provide them with for years, both during and after SourceFed: high-quality, unfiltered entertainment. We're also going to bring in all our friends, previous SourceFed hosts, collaborators, and in doing so, we will create a platform for driven, hilarious, or just plain insane talent to flourish. 
  • Ownership. The Valleyfolk is entirely owned and operated by Joe, Elliott, Steve, and Lee. This is not just a new podcast or weekly show. The Valleyfolk is our careers and our future. We’re just four insane people who happen to believe that, with a little help, we can make huge changes in the world of comedy and entertainment. And we're looking to you to give us that chance.
  • Vision. This isn’t just a weekly show and a podcast. That is just the beginning. By consulting with business strategists, colleagues, and a legal team, the Valleyfolk is the most ambitious project any of us have embarked on. Don't let our frantic bantering fool you: We have crossed our t’s and dotted our i’s, and if beginning with Patreon was not the absolute best way to make this venture as successful as possible, we wouldn't be doing it this way.

“What are you really gonna do with my hard-earned cash? Just disappear?!”

The first thing we’re gonna do is pay to have that sass washed off of you, but here's the real answer:

When we started this at the top of 2018, we said we needed a shooting space, livable wages (especially for those of us with kids... Steve!), and to go from weekly to daily. We're incredibly proud to say that in under a year, we have accomplished that and more. We've hired to full-time shooters and editors, and we've found a cozy, imperfect home in Sherman Oaks, California, where all the magic tends to happen. We also went from a podcast, to a weekly show, to videos four times a week very quickly. Now that we've found our footing, we're revamping this Patreon to make it a destination for you, as well as our testing grounds, focus group, etc. 

"I'm still not sold. Why should I support you on Patreon? Money's tight these days..."
We get it, and that's not lost on us, so before you decide: thank you for reading this at all.

What we're asking for here is a chance to do what we love. We're a team made up of Joe Bereta, a veteran digital producer and powerhouse talent. We're Elliott Morgan, an intellectual, thought-provoking entertainer who's spent the past several years honing his skills as a host, writer, and stand-up comedian. We're Lee Newton, a professionally trained sketch artist whose comedic voice is as unmistakable as her love of weird looking dogs. And we're Steve Zaragoza, a genius blend of Internet culture, comedy, and musical talent. We're also may just be the weirdest non-related family ever. 

LET'S. DO. THIS.


Tiers
Be In Our Focus Group
$5 or more per month

  • Access to BLOOPERS and BONUS QUESTIONS every Thursday and Friday, respectively! 
  • Access to discounts on new merch! 
  • Be part of our "focus group," where you get SNEAK PEEKS on stuff we are working on so you can give us your feedback, as well as access to fireside chats, Your Show prompts, and our Patreon Lens! 
Be A VIP
$10 or more per month

  • Earliest possible access to our weekly podcast and full-length, uncensored video version! 
  • Access to our ONLY Patreon-exclusive show, Uncanny Valley.
  • Plus all previous rewards
VIP is cool, but what about SUPER VIP?!
$30 or more per month

In addition to being in the focus group and having early access to our live shows, we will ship you an annual holiday present. Also:
  • YOUR NAME will appear somewhere on our set, OR you will be listed in our credits at the end of every episode of Your Show.
  • Birthday shoutouts
  • Our annual holiday gift, pending two months at this tier!
  • INSANELY LARGE discounts on merch 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Be one of our best friends...
$100 or more per month

In this bracket, you're treated like one of us... 
  • You get a personalized, minute-long video from the four of us EVERY MONTH! We sit on the couch and either compliment you, roast you, or we open to you about our inner-most thoughts!
  • We will shout you out on The Valleycast and promote a creative project of yours (pending approval!). Just message us upon sign-up with your project and we'll be in touch!
  • You're on the discount or guest list for all live shows, touring events, and merch (subject to venue rules). 
  • Even bigger, ridiculously huge MERCH DISCOUNTS.
  • An exclusive t-shirt! Just message us your size on here or we can give you a code for DFTBA. Whatever you prefer! 
  • Plus all previous rewards

Joe Bereta, Elliott Morgan, Steve Zaragoza, & Lee Newton have reunited to form The Valleyfolk, because the world could use some friends right now. At the beginning of 2018, the original hosts of SourceFed decided to take the plunge and start a new production company heck-bent on comedy domination and total independence from #themachine. Hashtags don't work here, we don't even care.

After the proven success of SourceFed, we all grew independently in various areas. Joe Bereta, who has played major roles in YouTube mainstays since 2008, left his position as the Creative Director of SMOSH to be the CEO of The Valleyfolk. Elliott Morgan left SourceFed to become a prominent digital and traditional host, while honing his stand-up comedy skills with sold-out shows across the country, ultimately culminating in two stand-up comedy specials. Steve Zaragoza has grown into a successful digital influencer and actor, hosted his own talk show, and is a recurring character on the Disney Channel. Lee Newton brought her gifts to The Groundlings, where she taught youngins the art of sketch comedy and rescuing adorable dogs, probably. 

So what now? Now, we're looking to do it again-- only this time, we're wiser and funnier. Now that the dust has settled since SourceFed was shut down, it’s time for a new chapter.

The Valleyfolk is a comedy-first production company with a singular vision: Entertain the masses and answer to no one. And in order to make that happen, *WE NEED YOUR HELP.*

-----------------

This isn't SourceFed. It's not a sketch channel. It's not even just a channel. It's far more ambitious. It's weekly news satire. It's asinine challenges, absurd sketches, podcasts, guests, and far more ambitious projects we don't even want to exhale about yet.

Despite the years since SourceFed, we four believe that we offer a unique sort of alchemy that can help bring joy and silliness to the lives of countless people -- only this time, we want to own it. 

-----------------

“But Patreon? Really? Isn’t that so 2017?”
No, it’s not, and how dare you. In fact, here’s why we’re starting with you:

  • Freedom. The kid gloves are off. By being independent, we can provide our audience with exactly what we’ve been trying to provide them with for years, both during and after SourceFed: high-quality, unfiltered entertainment. We're also going to bring in all our friends, previous SourceFed hosts, collaborators, and in doing so, we will create a platform for driven, hilarious, or just plain insane talent to flourish. 
  • Ownership. The Valleyfolk is entirely owned and operated by Joe, Elliott, Steve, and Lee. This is not just a new podcast or weekly show. The Valleyfolk is our careers and our future. We’re just four insane people who happen to believe that, with a little help, we can make huge changes in the world of comedy and entertainment. And we're looking to you to give us that chance.
  • Vision. This isn’t just a weekly show and a podcast. That is just the beginning. By consulting with business strategists, colleagues, and a legal team, the Valleyfolk is the most ambitious project any of us have embarked on. Don't let our frantic bantering fool you: We have crossed our t’s and dotted our i’s, and if beginning with Patreon was not the absolute best way to make this venture as successful as possible, we wouldn't be doing it this way.

“What are you really gonna do with my hard-earned cash? Just disappear?!”

The first thing we’re gonna do is pay to have that sass washed off of you, but here's the real answer:

When we started this at the top of 2018, we said we needed a shooting space, livable wages (especially for those of us with kids... Steve!), and to go from weekly to daily. We're incredibly proud to say that in under a year, we have accomplished that and more. We've hired to full-time shooters and editors, and we've found a cozy, imperfect home in Sherman Oaks, California, where all the magic tends to happen. We also went from a podcast, to a weekly show, to videos four times a week very quickly. Now that we've found our footing, we're revamping this Patreon to make it a destination for you, as well as our testing grounds, focus group, etc. 

"I'm still not sold. Why should I support you on Patreon? Money's tight these days..."
We get it, and that's not lost on us, so before you decide: thank you for reading this at all.

What we're asking for here is a chance to do what we love. We're a team made up of Joe Bereta, a veteran digital producer and powerhouse talent. We're Elliott Morgan, an intellectual, thought-provoking entertainer who's spent the past several years honing his skills as a host, writer, and stand-up comedian. We're Lee Newton, a professionally trained sketch artist whose comedic voice is as unmistakable as her love of weird looking dogs. And we're Steve Zaragoza, a genius blend of Internet culture, comedy, and musical talent. We're also may just be the weirdest non-related family ever. 

LET'S. DO. THIS.


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Tiers
Be In Our Focus Group
$5 or more per month

  • Access to BLOOPERS and BONUS QUESTIONS every Thursday and Friday, respectively! 
  • Access to discounts on new merch! 
  • Be part of our "focus group," where you get SNEAK PEEKS on stuff we are working on so you can give us your feedback, as well as access to fireside chats, Your Show prompts, and our Patreon Lens! 
Be A VIP
$10 or more per month

  • Earliest possible access to our weekly podcast and full-length, uncensored video version! 
  • Access to our ONLY Patreon-exclusive show, Uncanny Valley.
  • Plus all previous rewards
VIP is cool, but what about SUPER VIP?!
$30 or more per month

In addition to being in the focus group and having early access to our live shows, we will ship you an annual holiday present. Also:
  • YOUR NAME will appear somewhere on our set, OR you will be listed in our credits at the end of every episode of Your Show.
  • Birthday shoutouts
  • Our annual holiday gift, pending two months at this tier!
  • INSANELY LARGE discounts on merch 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Be one of our best friends...
$100 or more per month

In this bracket, you're treated like one of us... 
  • You get a personalized, minute-long video from the four of us EVERY MONTH! We sit on the couch and either compliment you, roast you, or we open to you about our inner-most thoughts!
  • We will shout you out on The Valleycast and promote a creative project of yours (pending approval!). Just message us upon sign-up with your project and we'll be in touch!
  • You're on the discount or guest list for all live shows, touring events, and merch (subject to venue rules). 
  • Even bigger, ridiculously huge MERCH DISCOUNTS.
  • An exclusive t-shirt! Just message us your size on here or we can give you a code for DFTBA. Whatever you prefer! 
  • Plus all previous rewards