Rik Roberts is creating School Of Laughs Podcast
28

patrons

$187
per month
Hello!

I appreciate you being a listener (or potential listener) of the School Of Laughs podcast.

That’s why I’m excited to announce an option to support the podcast by becoming a "Laugh Partner" listener!

I’ve gone back and forth on podcast sponsors and honestly, I didn’t want become another “square space” or “audible” ad machine.

The show has been available free of charge for 100 episodes. I want to keep it that way, but also offer you a way to support us if you have found value in the content we provide.

A listener recently told me about Patreon and I totally love this concept.

In a nutshell, in exchange for a small RECURRING monthly donation of your choice, you gain access to many extra opportunities to interact with the show. Which may include:

  • Monthly web chats via Google Hangouts with myself and other members

  • “Fix-A-Joke” segments where you send in a joke and I help you punch it up

  • Exclusive articles on the business of being a self-employed entertainer

  • Access to “bonus” segments of the podcast where I get comedians to offer their top tips for thriving and surviving a career in stand-up.

  • Having your comedy questions answered on air, with shout outs

  • Appearing ON an episode of the School of Laughs podcast

  • Free admission to various live events and meet ups, and …

  • Exclusive access to a “Patreon Only Activity Feed” to share ideas and support other listeners of the show!

WHY BECOME A LAUGH PARTNER?

In short, I want to continue to provide the podcast and reach out to bigger names, more helpful comics and incredible resources. Time is a limited resource, and each episode can take up to 5 hours to record, edit, mix, produce, tag, create art, write show notes, provide links, upload, post and promote. Unfortunately, this is all time I am spending away from developing my own comedy and booking shows.

The funds would help offset the costs associated with time incurred producing the show, and at the same time give you more of what I believe you find valuable.

HOW MUCH?

It’s up to you, we average 4 episodes a month and are hoping you feel like the information is worth at least $1.25 a show. So, a monthly pledge of $5 is our hope. More is great, less is still helpful. If we reach the target of 200 patrons (which is just a fraction of the overall listener downloads per episode), I think we would be on track to continue the production of the show and creating opportunities for you to grow as a performer and see definite returns on your support.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
1 patron
For a recurring gift of $1 a month you will get access to a private news feed exclusively for "Laugh Partners." This stream is hosted on Patreon and is our own little community of superhuman comedians! Meet other listeners and promote your shows, jokes and ideas in a non-facebook environment. You will also have a coupon for 10% off any live or online class from the School Of Laughs as long as you are a Laugh Partner.
Pledge $3 or more per month
0 patrons
A recurring $3 gift of support will feature all of the rewards from the lower levels AND

I will answer one of your questions on air OR "fix a joke" for you on an episode

Give you a shout out and web site mention on an episode
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
A $5 gift of support will feature all of the rewards from the lower levels AND

Give you access to mini-podcast bonus content that occurs with some of the guests after the main podcast is over.
Pledge $7 or more per month
20 patrons
A recurring $7 gift of support will feature all of the rewards from the lower levels AND

You will be invited to a monthly Google Hangout where we spend an hour just shooting the breeze and talking comedy. 

You will also be invited to "Club 52" a 52 week, email based stand-up program. Club 52 starts July 1st and will include a weekly challenge designed to help you become a better comedian. This year long program will become a paid program for other listeners who aren't supporting the show financially. sometime down the road. But you are in the first club and it is included in your sponsorship package.
Pledge $10 or more per month
12 patrons
A recurring $10 gift of support will feature all of the rewards from the lower levels AND

I will give you a private analysis of your web site (OR)

I will give you some feedback and tips on a short video (less than 5 minutes) you provide of your stand-up 

These $10 rewards will kick in after three months of support.
Pledge $20 or more per month
1 patron
For a recurring gift of $20 per month you get all of the previous rewards, plus a HUGE thanks from me! The podcast is like my 3rd child and with support like this I can keep this baby alive!
Goals
$187 of $500 per month
WEEKLY EPISODES IF WE HIT $500

Hey guys - the support is awesome. I have dialed back the podcast to twice a month in 2017. I was shooting for $500 of support per month in order to keep it weekly. 

I know you are doing what you can and I appreciate it. If you could share this with other comedians, speakers and independent artists maybe we can get back to weekly podcasts 

Thanks!!!
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Hello!

I appreciate you being a listener (or potential listener) of the School Of Laughs podcast.

That’s why I’m excited to announce an option to support the podcast by becoming a "Laugh Partner" listener!

I’ve gone back and forth on podcast sponsors and honestly, I didn’t want become another “square space” or “audible” ad machine.

The show has been available free of charge for 100 episodes. I want to keep it that way, but also offer you a way to support us if you have found value in the content we provide.

A listener recently told me about Patreon and I totally love this concept.

In a nutshell, in exchange for a small RECURRING monthly donation of your choice, you gain access to many extra opportunities to interact with the show. Which may include:

  • Monthly web chats via Google Hangouts with myself and other members

  • “Fix-A-Joke” segments where you send in a joke and I help you punch it up

  • Exclusive articles on the business of being a self-employed entertainer

  • Access to “bonus” segments of the podcast where I get comedians to offer their top tips for thriving and surviving a career in stand-up.

  • Having your comedy questions answered on air, with shout outs

  • Appearing ON an episode of the School of Laughs podcast

  • Free admission to various live events and meet ups, and …

  • Exclusive access to a “Patreon Only Activity Feed” to share ideas and support other listeners of the show!

WHY BECOME A LAUGH PARTNER?

In short, I want to continue to provide the podcast and reach out to bigger names, more helpful comics and incredible resources. Time is a limited resource, and each episode can take up to 5 hours to record, edit, mix, produce, tag, create art, write show notes, provide links, upload, post and promote. Unfortunately, this is all time I am spending away from developing my own comedy and booking shows.

The funds would help offset the costs associated with time incurred producing the show, and at the same time give you more of what I believe you find valuable.

HOW MUCH?

It’s up to you, we average 4 episodes a month and are hoping you feel like the information is worth at least $1.25 a show. So, a monthly pledge of $5 is our hope. More is great, less is still helpful. If we reach the target of 200 patrons (which is just a fraction of the overall listener downloads per episode), I think we would be on track to continue the production of the show and creating opportunities for you to grow as a performer and see definite returns on your support.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
1 patron
For a recurring gift of $1 a month you will get access to a private news feed exclusively for "Laugh Partners." This stream is hosted on Patreon and is our own little community of superhuman comedians! Meet other listeners and promote your shows, jokes and ideas in a non-facebook environment. You will also have a coupon for 10% off any live or online class from the School Of Laughs as long as you are a Laugh Partner.
Pledge $3 or more per month
0 patrons
A recurring $3 gift of support will feature all of the rewards from the lower levels AND

I will answer one of your questions on air OR "fix a joke" for you on an episode

Give you a shout out and web site mention on an episode
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
A $5 gift of support will feature all of the rewards from the lower levels AND

Give you access to mini-podcast bonus content that occurs with some of the guests after the main podcast is over.
Pledge $7 or more per month
20 patrons
A recurring $7 gift of support will feature all of the rewards from the lower levels AND

You will be invited to a monthly Google Hangout where we spend an hour just shooting the breeze and talking comedy. 

You will also be invited to "Club 52" a 52 week, email based stand-up program. Club 52 starts July 1st and will include a weekly challenge designed to help you become a better comedian. This year long program will become a paid program for other listeners who aren't supporting the show financially. sometime down the road. But you are in the first club and it is included in your sponsorship package.
Pledge $10 or more per month
12 patrons
A recurring $10 gift of support will feature all of the rewards from the lower levels AND

I will give you a private analysis of your web site (OR)

I will give you some feedback and tips on a short video (less than 5 minutes) you provide of your stand-up 

These $10 rewards will kick in after three months of support.
Pledge $20 or more per month
1 patron
For a recurring gift of $20 per month you get all of the previous rewards, plus a HUGE thanks from me! The podcast is like my 3rd child and with support like this I can keep this baby alive!