Ramon Rivas II

Ramon Rivas II

is creating debut comedy album & podcast

9

patrons

About RAMON RIVAS

is a laidback, largely unemotional stand up comedian, independent artist & eminent latino from Cleveland, OH now residing in Los Angeles. Ramon resonates a low-fi swag with the finest taste in jokes, juices & dope experiences one can have while immaculately navigating in, out & around financial & emotional poverty as an ambiguously brown man in America.

Initially making a name for himself by building up the Cleveland comedy scene while traveling around the country to cities he couldn't afford to live in like Chicago, New York, Los Angeles & more, Ramon eventually started garnering respect around the country for his comedic chops & sandwich acumen, being recognized by COMEDY CENTRAL as a COMIC TO WATCH in 2015 and by most bodega bois across the country.

As the founder of the Accidental Comedy Fest (Est 2011) and curator of Accidental Comedy Club (Est. 2014), Ramon brought indie, DIY comedy shows to a new generation of Cleveland artists & audiences by producing open mics, showcases, and an annual comedy festival featuring emerging local & regional talent paired with top, national headlining acts at some of the best venues the greater Cleveland area has to offer.

That work is continued by the current members of Accidental Comedy John Bruton, Jimmie Graham, Mary Santora, Josh Morrow & Cody Cooper. His work and the overall growth of the Cleveland scene was featured in the documentary film MAKE FUN (2013) available now to stream on AMAZON PRIME.

MAKE FUN was a completely crowd sourced endeavor that was made possible by the support of the very community which it documented. That is sort of what's inspiring me to put this patreon out there.

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I am an independent artist, which means I do not have a manager or an agent working on my behalf. Which makes touring...difficult. Early on in my career clubs would say they couldn't work me because I didn't have any credits, which is an industry term used to describe appearances on TV, film & audio projects.

Which is completely understandable. Since then, I have managed to be high & charming on a number of television networks (Comedy Central, HBO, Viceland, Netflix). Problem solved!

Now clubs say they need me to "be a draw" before they'll book me. Which is..ok, how do I figure that out?

So, this is a gesture towards figuring that out. If you're a fan of mine from somewhere around the country and would like to see me performing in your area, selecting the $1 option will get you a pair of tickets to my show when I come to you town. If the clubs in your area hit me with the above, I will find a rock venue, bar or sandwichery to hold a show and put it together once there are at least 50 people in your general area.

All the tiers above $1 are nonsense, but if you're in the market for random stuff and want to support me beyond just coming to see me once, that's pretty dope.

I have no expectations for this patreon. But, if I hit certain goals I'll put out projects I've always wanted to do: a podcast about trying, some stand up projects like a debut album, a self produced special and a few other back burner items.
Tiers
I see you
$1 or more per month

You fuck with Ramon Rivas II enough to invest $12 in his pursuit of the arts. In exchange for this, you will receive a PAIR of passes to (1) HEADLINE engagement Ramon has in your area.

Album Afficianado
$2 or more per month

You just guaranteed yourself a digital copy of Ramon's debut album and/or a pair of tickets to the live recording if it's in your area.

Dragon Status
$4.20 or more per month

In exchange for this, you will receive a 4 tickets to (1) HEADLINE engagement Ramon has in your area. You & your guests can get elevated with Ramon before or after the show.

I got $5 on it
$5 or more per month

You support Ramon enough that you'll receive passes to 1 HEADLINE engagement Ramon has in your area for yourself & up to 6 friends. You also will receive access to Ramon's upcoming personal podcast project.

Don't be SELFISH
$10 or more per month

You fuck with Ramon Rivas II enough to invest $120 in his yearly pursuit of the arts. In exchange for this, You support Ramon enough that you'll receive passes to 1 HEADLINE engagement Ramon has in your area for yourself & up to 6 friends. You also will receive access to Ramon's upcoming personal podcast project. 

This $10 tier enables you to tell Ramon to donate up to $5 to a charity of your choice.


Ramon will also endeavor to work with venues to donate a portion of the proceeds to Patreon members selected charity when performing in your area.

Thick Support
$20 or more per month

You support Ramon enough that you'll receive passes to 1 HEADLINE engagement Ramon has in your area for yourself & up to 6 friends. You also will receive access to Ramon's upcoming personal podcast project.

Plus a customized art piece by Ramon.

Eminent Domain
$50 or more per month

You'll get all of the dope stuff from above 

-passes to 1 HEADLINE engagement Ramon has in your area for yourself & up to 6 friends

-access to Ramon's upcoming personal podcast project

-plus (2) customized art pieces by Ramon. 


In addition, 

Ramon owes you a PRIVATE PERFORMANCE. This will be at your discretion; house party, fundraiser, whatever you'd like RAMON will show his appreciation for you by giving you what equates to a lap dance of comedy.

Dance for me
$100 or more per month

You'll get all of the dope stuff from above 

-passes to UNLIMTED engagements Ramon has in your area (including shows he is support for bigger acts)

-access to Ramon's upcoming personal podcast project

-plus MONTHLY customized art pieces by Ramon. 

-3 PERSONALIZED PERFORMANCE. This will be at your discretion; house party, fundraiser, whatever you'd like RAMON will show his appreciation for you by giving you what equates to a lap dance of comedy.


Plus I'll cover 1 pair of VIP Passes for Accidental Comedy Fest in Cleveland, OH every Labor Day weekend. 


If you live far away, I will talk my dad into letting you stay with him in his guest bedroom if you want to fly in and attend the fest. Or you can get a hotel like a grown up, you seem to be balling TF out in your day to day life.

I now work for you
$2,500 or more per month

The opportunity atlas projects what a person that grew up in the address you search will make when they are an adult. 


Where I grew up in Lorain, OH...for all genders, all races, all income levels...the average projected adult income for someone who grew up where I grew up is $27,000.


So, since you just guaranteed me that, you are now my employer. I will work on whatever you tell me to for up to 8 hours a day. Hopefully, I can do this remotely. Elsewise, I will show up at your house and fill the "guy on the couch" role from Half Baked.

Goals
20% complete
Once I hit this goal, I'll begin releasing the personal podcast to appropriate subscribers.
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About RAMON RIVAS

is a laidback, largely unemotional stand up comedian, independent artist & eminent latino from Cleveland, OH now residing in Los Angeles. Ramon resonates a low-fi swag with the finest taste in jokes, juices & dope experiences one can have while immaculately navigating in, out & around financial & emotional poverty as an ambiguously brown man in America.

Initially making a name for himself by building up the Cleveland comedy scene while traveling around the country to cities he couldn't afford to live in like Chicago, New York, Los Angeles & more, Ramon eventually started garnering respect around the country for his comedic chops & sandwich acumen, being recognized by COMEDY CENTRAL as a COMIC TO WATCH in 2015 and by most bodega bois across the country.

As the founder of the Accidental Comedy Fest (Est 2011) and curator of Accidental Comedy Club (Est. 2014), Ramon brought indie, DIY comedy shows to a new generation of Cleveland artists & audiences by producing open mics, showcases, and an annual comedy festival featuring emerging local & regional talent paired with top, national headlining acts at some of the best venues the greater Cleveland area has to offer.

That work is continued by the current members of Accidental Comedy John Bruton, Jimmie Graham, Mary Santora, Josh Morrow & Cody Cooper. His work and the overall growth of the Cleveland scene was featured in the documentary film MAKE FUN (2013) available now to stream on AMAZON PRIME.

MAKE FUN was a completely crowd sourced endeavor that was made possible by the support of the very community which it documented. That is sort of what's inspiring me to put this patreon out there.

-----

I am an independent artist, which means I do not have a manager or an agent working on my behalf. Which makes touring...difficult. Early on in my career clubs would say they couldn't work me because I didn't have any credits, which is an industry term used to describe appearances on TV, film & audio projects.

Which is completely understandable. Since then, I have managed to be high & charming on a number of television networks (Comedy Central, HBO, Viceland, Netflix). Problem solved!

Now clubs say they need me to "be a draw" before they'll book me. Which is..ok, how do I figure that out?

So, this is a gesture towards figuring that out. If you're a fan of mine from somewhere around the country and would like to see me performing in your area, selecting the $1 option will get you a pair of tickets to my show when I come to you town. If the clubs in your area hit me with the above, I will find a rock venue, bar or sandwichery to hold a show and put it together once there are at least 50 people in your general area.

All the tiers above $1 are nonsense, but if you're in the market for random stuff and want to support me beyond just coming to see me once, that's pretty dope.

I have no expectations for this patreon. But, if I hit certain goals I'll put out projects I've always wanted to do: a podcast about trying, some stand up projects like a debut album, a self produced special and a few other back burner items.

Recent posts by Ramon Rivas II

Tiers
I see you
$1 or more per month

You fuck with Ramon Rivas II enough to invest $12 in his pursuit of the arts. In exchange for this, you will receive a PAIR of passes to (1) HEADLINE engagement Ramon has in your area.

Album Afficianado
$2 or more per month

You just guaranteed yourself a digital copy of Ramon's debut album and/or a pair of tickets to the live recording if it's in your area.

Dragon Status
$4.20 or more per month

In exchange for this, you will receive a 4 tickets to (1) HEADLINE engagement Ramon has in your area. You & your guests can get elevated with Ramon before or after the show.

I got $5 on it
$5 or more per month

You support Ramon enough that you'll receive passes to 1 HEADLINE engagement Ramon has in your area for yourself & up to 6 friends. You also will receive access to Ramon's upcoming personal podcast project.

Don't be SELFISH
$10 or more per month

You fuck with Ramon Rivas II enough to invest $120 in his yearly pursuit of the arts. In exchange for this, You support Ramon enough that you'll receive passes to 1 HEADLINE engagement Ramon has in your area for yourself & up to 6 friends. You also will receive access to Ramon's upcoming personal podcast project. 

This $10 tier enables you to tell Ramon to donate up to $5 to a charity of your choice.


Ramon will also endeavor to work with venues to donate a portion of the proceeds to Patreon members selected charity when performing in your area.

Thick Support
$20 or more per month

You support Ramon enough that you'll receive passes to 1 HEADLINE engagement Ramon has in your area for yourself & up to 6 friends. You also will receive access to Ramon's upcoming personal podcast project.

Plus a customized art piece by Ramon.

Eminent Domain
$50 or more per month

You'll get all of the dope stuff from above 

-passes to 1 HEADLINE engagement Ramon has in your area for yourself & up to 6 friends

-access to Ramon's upcoming personal podcast project

-plus (2) customized art pieces by Ramon. 


In addition, 

Ramon owes you a PRIVATE PERFORMANCE. This will be at your discretion; house party, fundraiser, whatever you'd like RAMON will show his appreciation for you by giving you what equates to a lap dance of comedy.

Dance for me
$100 or more per month

You'll get all of the dope stuff from above 

-passes to UNLIMTED engagements Ramon has in your area (including shows he is support for bigger acts)

-access to Ramon's upcoming personal podcast project

-plus MONTHLY customized art pieces by Ramon. 

-3 PERSONALIZED PERFORMANCE. This will be at your discretion; house party, fundraiser, whatever you'd like RAMON will show his appreciation for you by giving you what equates to a lap dance of comedy.


Plus I'll cover 1 pair of VIP Passes for Accidental Comedy Fest in Cleveland, OH every Labor Day weekend. 


If you live far away, I will talk my dad into letting you stay with him in his guest bedroom if you want to fly in and attend the fest. Or you can get a hotel like a grown up, you seem to be balling TF out in your day to day life.

I now work for you
$2,500 or more per month

The opportunity atlas projects what a person that grew up in the address you search will make when they are an adult. 


Where I grew up in Lorain, OH...for all genders, all races, all income levels...the average projected adult income for someone who grew up where I grew up is $27,000.


So, since you just guaranteed me that, you are now my employer. I will work on whatever you tell me to for up to 8 hours a day. Hopefully, I can do this remotely. Elsewise, I will show up at your house and fill the "guy on the couch" role from Half Baked.