Jo Burke

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1. Welcome and Flush Club exclusive

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$4
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Amazing! Thanks so much.

You will receive a warm welcome clip, a personal thank you as well as access to an exclusive Flush Club episode called Keeping Mum.

BONUS: As soon as I reach my first 100 patrons I will add another clip here of me wearing my inflatable ostrich outfit (as used in my 2015 Edinburgh Festival show and postcard I created for that show as shown in this image) and dance through my local high street, in broad daylight, shouting "Thank you to all my amazing patrons". You will be the only people (other than those in the actual high street) to witness my Ostrich Patrons Thank You Spectacle.
  • Welcome Message
  • Exclusive Flush Club Episode
  • Ostrich Thank You Dance on reaching 100 patrons

2. Exclusive filmed comedy show

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$8
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You star. Thank you!

As well as everything on offer in Tier 1, additionally Tier 2 support unlocks exclusive access to one of my live comedy shows.

Filmed and this is important, unprofessionally, at either the Edinburgh Fringe Festival or Brighton Fringe Festival in a small hot sweaty room full of comedy fans. I have never shared my live shows on any other platform. 
  • Exclusive Flush Club Episode
  • Ostrich Thank You Dance on reaching 100 patrons
  • Access to exclusive content
  • Welcome Message
  • 10% discount on all books & live shows

3. Podcasts including bloopers

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$20
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Seriously you people rock.

As well as Tier 1 and 2 benefits you will be able to access my latest podcasts before they are edited and go live anywhere else.  These versions will definitely include bloopers and material that will be cut from mainstream versions.

These versions will only be available to patrons and not shared publicly. They go no further than me, you and the dog.
  • Access to exclusive content
  • Exclusive Flush Club Episode
  • Ostrich Thank You Dance on reaching 100 patrons
  • Behind-the-scenes content
  • Welcome Message
  • 10% discount on books and live shows

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About

Hello and a huge thank you for your support.

I am a born and bred Londoner and an award winning actor, comedian and writer. Well, I won an award for one of my comedy sketches a few years ago, and got to the finals of a well known comedy competition, but that still counts, right? Wanna know more about me? Here you go. If you want to know even more, possibly too much, opt for Tier 4 and I will send you a signed hard copy of my comedy book iScream. It has 55, five star, reviews on Amazon.

Over the last four years I have created and self-published my children’s book brand Standing on Custard each book is full of love, wit and charm. I adore going into schools (well used to before the killer virus) and inspiring children to read books, write, and be creative. Check out the reviews and blog pages. My characters, verses and stories are unique and will bring a smile to your face whilst celebrating inclusivity and diversity.

I also have a passion for podcasts and have just started to record two that I am passionate about. 'Real Folk' where I talk to ordinary people with inspiring life stories. 'Flush Club' (not yet released) is about the wonderful world of menopause and anything that makes you feel flush or you want to flush. Menopause is a complete ball ache but there is always a funny side. I chat to women and men about how it's affected them and their top tips for coping. Both podcasts are funny, thought provoking, but most importantly give a much need voice to real people. I am BIG fan of giving a voice to those who don't usually have a platform. Check out two monologues I wrote, produced, directed and edited. I have six more I'd like to work on too.

Never
Invisible

Entertainers, like myself, rack up quite the debt in order to self-publish and produce their own work. We do it because we love it, believe it's necessary and would go totally insane if we didn't do it. However, I have now, thanks to "Hey Corona", been left high and dry financially. With zip all chances of getting any paid acting or comedy jobs to make ends meet and continue my work. You know the drill - costs incurred for, websites, annual charges, printing, publishing, computers, specialist software, advertising, food...oh in November last year (2019) I took a giant leap of faith and leased a creative/gallery space that I called 'Custard HQ' in beautiful Folkestone, where I write, sell my books and record some of the podcasts. Good idea or terrible plan? We shall see...fingers, eyes and teeth all crossed.

Your help will allow me to spend my time writing the next series of books, and creating/producing two new exciting and entertaining podcasts PLUS any other entertainments that float into my head. Investing, even a tiny amount, in what I do really does make a huge difference.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for believing in me. Having you behind me and my ideas really does mean the world. Especially as I appreciate everyone is facing their own challenges right now too. Please do forward this to any one else you know that shares your passion for helping to get projects off the ground and supporting creative arts at grass roots level.
Jo 

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