Tobias is creating Comedy and Magic Videos and Other Amusing Things
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$2
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Hi there. I'm Tobias the Adequate. A magician by trade. A Prestidigitator - a Mountebank - a Charlatan ... a guy who went to college for a really long time. 

I've been performing my goofy little comedy and magic show at fairs and festivals all over the US for going on 13 years now.  I want to keep doing it, and I want to make use of the INTERNETS to get my stuff out to as many people as possible - some of whom might even want to SEE this stuff!

"Well that's all well and good, Tobias, but why should I support this sort of behavior?"

HERE'S THE DEAL:
I'm going to post one video per month. One.  I'm not trying to gouge anyone out of their life savings here.  If you look over the stuff I've posted so far and feel it's worth encouraging, pledge to drop a buck or two in my hat via Patreon.  

Each video will feature a live performance in front of a live crowd, in live circumstances.   No, I'm not really certain what's going to happen next.

When I'm performing, I'm often doing it partially (or entirely) "pass the hat" - that is, I'm performing and then the folks who see me perform decide how much they're willing to give me by way of compensation. It's an insane business model.  Through Patreon, I want to take what I do and do it for lots and lots of people, and encourage them to encourage me to keep doing what I do (and recording same) by pledging to drop a buck or two in my hat for each new, original video I create and produce. 

Many of these will be "Live" shoots during a show. Right now I have one (1) camera and one (1) fairly patient camera operator who knew the job was dangerous when she married me. Your support can help me keep doing what I'm doing, and possibly be able to move out of the 300 mile radius of effect currently in place.

I'll also be adding in short, weird videos as bonus (that's "Free") content for Patreons... and when I complete the upcoming "STILL ADEQUATE AFTER ALL THESE YEARS" 15th Anniversary Show video, y'all get a free downloadable copy of that.  Because. 
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per video
0 patrons
My undying gratitude as a supporter of the performing arts!
Your name on the "WALL OF GRATITUDE"
At least ONE shoutout in a video - either in the credits or a big ol' Gratitude Blowout video at the end of the year. Maybe both!
Pledge $2 or more per video
1 patron
Everything above PLUS behind-the-scenes access to things I'm working on - costumes, magic tricks, bad puns, and more via the Patreon-only blog thingamammer. This may include actual "how stuff works" secret type things. Promise you won't tell!
Pledge $5 or more per video
0 patrons
All of the above plus PHYSICAL STUFF FROM ME.  You'll get one of each of the four Tobias the Adequate Cheap Tricks I've made in the last six years - each is a little self-contained magic trick in a booklet. Usually you'd have to haul yourself out to where I perform to get a chance at these babies, but I'll mail 'em to you if you're this generous.
Pledge $10 or more per video
0 of 100 patrons
Ten bucks? Really?

... holy crap. 

Okay.

EVERYTHING above. PLUS a hand made "ADEQUATE FAN" pin / badge / favor / neat thing you can wear on or about your person or mount in a place of honor to show that YOU,  yes YOU, really, really, really support the variety arts.
Pledge $50 or more per video
0 of 50 patrons
Okay now you're scaring me. 

For the few, the proud, the silly enough to commit at this amount... All that other stuff. And. Wow. What do I have left here?
Gimme a second... 

Oh yeah. The TOBIAS THE ADEQUATE SHILL / BLOODTHIRSTY HEATHEN t shirt. Tastefully designed. Hand screened by me. PROFOUNDLY limited edition of 100 total. Signed. Dated. Blessed. 
Goals
$2 of $100 per video
If we hit this goal, I will:
  • Splash out for better sound and audio equipment (all the stuff I have is kind of "last decade")
  • Invest in a more robust video editing system (see "sound and audio")
  • Crank out better videos with better lighting, exposure and production values. The quality of the performer may not improve
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Hi there. I'm Tobias the Adequate. A magician by trade. A Prestidigitator - a Mountebank - a Charlatan ... a guy who went to college for a really long time. 

I've been performing my goofy little comedy and magic show at fairs and festivals all over the US for going on 13 years now.  I want to keep doing it, and I want to make use of the INTERNETS to get my stuff out to as many people as possible - some of whom might even want to SEE this stuff!

"Well that's all well and good, Tobias, but why should I support this sort of behavior?"

HERE'S THE DEAL:
I'm going to post one video per month. One.  I'm not trying to gouge anyone out of their life savings here.  If you look over the stuff I've posted so far and feel it's worth encouraging, pledge to drop a buck or two in my hat via Patreon.  

Each video will feature a live performance in front of a live crowd, in live circumstances.   No, I'm not really certain what's going to happen next.

When I'm performing, I'm often doing it partially (or entirely) "pass the hat" - that is, I'm performing and then the folks who see me perform decide how much they're willing to give me by way of compensation. It's an insane business model.  Through Patreon, I want to take what I do and do it for lots and lots of people, and encourage them to encourage me to keep doing what I do (and recording same) by pledging to drop a buck or two in my hat for each new, original video I create and produce. 

Many of these will be "Live" shoots during a show. Right now I have one (1) camera and one (1) fairly patient camera operator who knew the job was dangerous when she married me. Your support can help me keep doing what I'm doing, and possibly be able to move out of the 300 mile radius of effect currently in place.

I'll also be adding in short, weird videos as bonus (that's "Free") content for Patreons... and when I complete the upcoming "STILL ADEQUATE AFTER ALL THESE YEARS" 15th Anniversary Show video, y'all get a free downloadable copy of that.  Because. 

Recent posts by Tobias

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per video
0 patrons
My undying gratitude as a supporter of the performing arts!
Your name on the "WALL OF GRATITUDE"
At least ONE shoutout in a video - either in the credits or a big ol' Gratitude Blowout video at the end of the year. Maybe both!
Pledge $2 or more per video
1 patron
Everything above PLUS behind-the-scenes access to things I'm working on - costumes, magic tricks, bad puns, and more via the Patreon-only blog thingamammer. This may include actual "how stuff works" secret type things. Promise you won't tell!
Pledge $5 or more per video
0 patrons
All of the above plus PHYSICAL STUFF FROM ME.  You'll get one of each of the four Tobias the Adequate Cheap Tricks I've made in the last six years - each is a little self-contained magic trick in a booklet. Usually you'd have to haul yourself out to where I perform to get a chance at these babies, but I'll mail 'em to you if you're this generous.
Pledge $10 or more per video
0 of 100 patrons
Ten bucks? Really?

... holy crap. 

Okay.

EVERYTHING above. PLUS a hand made "ADEQUATE FAN" pin / badge / favor / neat thing you can wear on or about your person or mount in a place of honor to show that YOU,  yes YOU, really, really, really support the variety arts.
Pledge $50 or more per video
0 of 50 patrons
Okay now you're scaring me. 

For the few, the proud, the silly enough to commit at this amount... All that other stuff. And. Wow. What do I have left here?
Gimme a second... 

Oh yeah. The TOBIAS THE ADEQUATE SHILL / BLOODTHIRSTY HEATHEN t shirt. Tastefully designed. Hand screened by me. PROFOUNDLY limited edition of 100 total. Signed. Dated. Blessed.