Trivia with Budds is creating Podcasts, Videos, and Live Events
30

patrons

$294
per month
Dear pop culture trivia fan,

Since its inception in 2012, Trivia with Budds has been dedicated to bringing you the best live pop culture trivia events in LA! What started out as a side hobby has turned into my full time business/obsession. From live trivia games, to special themed events and private parties to a twice-weekly podcast, the brand and the fun just won't stop! 

And that's just scratching the surface. To continue to put out content that you love, I need your help!

By becoming part of my Trivia with Budds family, you'll be assisting me with not just the day-to-day operations of running a trivia hosting business, but also helping me plan for future projects and plans. With your patronage, you'll be allowing me the time and resources to not only produce the DAILY (as of June 2018!)  but also to create much more trivia-based content for you to consume, support artists that support me with great prizes and giveaways, create new merch and unique products based around trivia, and get me into your hometown to run a solid live trivia event! You'll be a part of taking Trivia with Budds to the next level, and I will be eternally grateful for your contributions. 

How it all breaks down:
More trivia-based content: I'm looking to give trivia fans something to listen to, watch, or play daily, whether it's a podcast, an online video, or an emailed quiz. I want to be your ultimate source for pop culture trivia consumption which can take the form of almost any type of media.    

Support artists that support me: One of my missions with running Trivia with Budds is curating friends and artists that I think my players would LOVE. One of the ways I do this is by purchasing artwork, stickers, posters, albums, books, and tons more from talented friends of mine that make great stuff, which I then award to you in the form of a podcast giveaway or a live event prize. I'm a big fan of pushing the stuff I like on others, and your patronage would help build existing and new relationships with super savvy folks.  

New products and merch around trivia: T-shirts about specific episodes of the show, pop culture crossover items with franchises you love, and unique gifts for you, your friends, and family are my main focus with you contributions. I will do my best to provide some truly awesome swag of the highest quality for years to come. 

Trivia in your hometown, with me:  I love interacting with fans on Instagram, iTunes, Facebook, and everywhere else online, but man, I'd absolutely LOVE to be able to setup live events not just near me in SoCal, but by you in wherever you live! Patrons supporting this page will directly influence where special events can take place, and their donations will be help me arrange travel, gas, hotels, and all the other tiny stuff that goes into putting on a quality live event elsewhere. 

Do you live in Alaska and love Trivia with Budds? I've never been to Alaska, so let's get me up there for some ice fishing, some questions about Anchorage, and a whole ton of fun. 

But what do you get out of this, you ask?
As a comedy-trivia podcast, you're going to get some seriously awesome perks and rewards for supporting my efforts. Some rewards, like a signed Sharknado Beach Victim #1 headshot, could be one-time, but something like additional bonus episodes around certain topics could pop up weekly. Budds Box, my quarterly subscription box of two years back, will make a return as a tiered reward! As a patron, you will receive patron-only content designed to enhance your weekly trivia playing/viewing/listening opportunities. And these are just a few of the ideas. You'll help drive this ship, and you'll be a big part of me and my family's daily happiness. 

That's the cut of my jib!

From the first time I hosted a trivia night at The Snuggery in the Edison Park, IL neighborhood of northern Chicago, I knew that my goals as a standup comedian had been elevated to something bigger than just telling jokes. At almost 1500 trivia shows and nearly 250 podcast episodes later, I've never been happier about the direction my life has taken me. I do these things for people that truly like what I do, for the player that gives me a high five and thanks me for introducing him to his now-girlfriend on another trivia team at a brewery; and for the podcast listener who writes me and tells me they've listened to every episode battling against their spouse on road trips and always want more. Without you, I'm just a guy pretending I host a game show. With you, I'm my best self, a machine that won't stop putting out quality content until my bones cease to exist. 

I'm super excited about the plethora of new ideas brewing for fans of what I do, and I can't thank you enough for wanting to be part of making it all happen. 

Thanks for your time, your dedication, and your patronage. I'll do my best to match you on all those things as long as I'm breathing. 

Ryan Budds
Trivia with Budds
Tiers
The Clue 1985 VCR Mystery Game
$1 or more per month

Just like a decent condition copy of the VCR Clue Mystery game from the 80s, good friends are hard to find! Every dollar a month or more donator will get a sincere THANK YOU in the show notes or in the audio somewhere in each episode published. Plus, get access to the Trivia with Budds Discord Chat, an ongoing chatroom for trivia lovers everywhere. From the bottom of my Pepsi-soaked heart, thanks!

Weird Al's Bad Hair Day Album
$3 or more per month

If you've listened to the show a few times, you've probably heard me mention my love for the parody genius Weird Al! One of my favorite albums by him, Bad Hair Day, encapsulated my preteen years and some of my favorite memories. Join this $3 tier and get a thoughtful postcard mailed each month from my collection of rad and random postcards! 

Undertaker VS Shawn Michaels at WM 26
$5 or more per month

Tombstones and Sweet Chin Musics for days! One of my favorite matches of all time was Shawn Michaels VS The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 26, in what would be Shawn's last time headlining a WM. For donating $5, you are saving yourself from a chokeslam and hitting a solid moonsault instead! Enjoy all the earlier tier rewards AND a guaranteed topic of your choice for sometime each month! Help shape the show with your likes and interests, just send Budds a message about your category. Love birds? Pick birds.

Michael Jordan's acting in Space Jam
$7 or more per month

Everybody get up, it's time to SLAM NOW! Just like MJ's performance in the 90s masterpiece Space Jam, you are TOP NOTCH. For donating $7,  you can of course get all the previous tiers of love, AND a super awesome magnet from the pop culture universe. Golden Girls? Harry Potter? The Simpsons? They can all be yours to hold stuff up on your fridge!

Jerry's Gfs' Nicknames on Seinfeld
$10 or more per month

The Man Hands. The Masseuse. The Virgin! Jerry Seinfeld really got around. For $10 a month, get all the previous offers AND a sweet pad of twenty-five trivia answer sheets to use to play along on the podcast! Use them to battle against friends while you listen, or to just jot down answers and see how you do on your own. Good luck!

Blink 182's What's My Age Again Video
$12 or more per month

This was the first music video I saw by one of my favorite bands and I thought it was hilarious at the time. Sure, it's a bunch of naked dudes running around, but there was a pornstar nurse! And hijinks! Oh man! At this tier, get all the previously mentioned rewards AND some spiffy and unique artwork from different artist friends of mine (or even myself on occasion!) Do you like mashups of Big Hero 6 and Tom Hanks's Big? I hope so! 

Watching Scream & Scary Movie Together
$15 or more per month

I think I love each of these movies equally, so I'm taking that love and throwing it straight at your for your donation of $15 or more! This one gets you everything mentioned earlier, AND an exclusive quiz on a top of all tier patrons based on a poll each month. The quiz is 50 questions long and delivered by video, so you can watch and play along with friends. Will I be wearing a shirt in the video? Maybe!

Reader Beware, You're in for a SCARE
$20 or more per month

This tier will give you Goosebumps! For $20 monthly, get everything in all the earlier tiers AND become a member of our monthly BOOK CLUB! The books might be novels, graphic novels, trivia books, or anything, the list goes on and on. But get a book, and we'll chat about it in our Discord Chat. Feel like your mine and Oprah's best friends!

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Cappy Winking in Super Mario Odyssey
$30 or more per month

I'm a Nintendo Switch owner, so you know I love me some Mario Odyssey! That little red cap of Mario's is about the coolest, and made for some of my favorite moments in gaming history. Like the coolness of that game, receive ALL of the earlier tier rewards PLUS a different t-shirt each month. Think of this like a tee club, with a bunch of other cool stuff coming at you as well. Please supply your size when signing up!

Ren & Stimpy Funko Dorbz SetSpecial Offer • 5 days left
HAPPY HAPPY, JOY JOY! This San Diego Comic Con Exclusive Set comes with both Ren and Stimpy!
The Wolf of Wall Street Quaaludes Scene
$50 or more per month
This is the big one! Just like the three weeks of effort it took the crew to film Leo’s crazy flopping body go up and down stairs on quaaludes, you’ve gone above and beyond in helping this production run! For $50 a month, you get access to ALL of my live event trivia rounds! That’s right, 4 or 5 full weeks of PowerPoint slides and Answer Sheets to test your skills on a big screen, run your own game night at home, or even run your own local trivia night elsewhere! This tier is for anyone looking to get started in hosting trivia, and it also includes any advice or tips from me to help you get started. Message me anytime!
Ren & Stimpy Funko Dorbz SetSpecial Offer • 5 days left
HAPPY HAPPY, JOY JOY! This San Diego Comic Con Exclusive Set comes with both Ren and Stimpy!
Goals
30 of 50 patrons
When I reach 50 patrons, I will surprise every patron with a pop culture item based on a franchise they like!
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Dear pop culture trivia fan,

Since its inception in 2012, Trivia with Budds has been dedicated to bringing you the best live pop culture trivia events in LA! What started out as a side hobby has turned into my full time business/obsession. From live trivia games, to special themed events and private parties to a twice-weekly podcast, the brand and the fun just won't stop! 

And that's just scratching the surface. To continue to put out content that you love, I need your help!

By becoming part of my Trivia with Budds family, you'll be assisting me with not just the day-to-day operations of running a trivia hosting business, but also helping me plan for future projects and plans. With your patronage, you'll be allowing me the time and resources to not only produce the DAILY (as of June 2018!)  but also to create much more trivia-based content for you to consume, support artists that support me with great prizes and giveaways, create new merch and unique products based around trivia, and get me into your hometown to run a solid live trivia event! You'll be a part of taking Trivia with Budds to the next level, and I will be eternally grateful for your contributions. 

How it all breaks down:
More trivia-based content: I'm looking to give trivia fans something to listen to, watch, or play daily, whether it's a podcast, an online video, or an emailed quiz. I want to be your ultimate source for pop culture trivia consumption which can take the form of almost any type of media.    

Support artists that support me: One of my missions with running Trivia with Budds is curating friends and artists that I think my players would LOVE. One of the ways I do this is by purchasing artwork, stickers, posters, albums, books, and tons more from talented friends of mine that make great stuff, which I then award to you in the form of a podcast giveaway or a live event prize. I'm a big fan of pushing the stuff I like on others, and your patronage would help build existing and new relationships with super savvy folks.  

New products and merch around trivia: T-shirts about specific episodes of the show, pop culture crossover items with franchises you love, and unique gifts for you, your friends, and family are my main focus with you contributions. I will do my best to provide some truly awesome swag of the highest quality for years to come. 

Trivia in your hometown, with me:  I love interacting with fans on Instagram, iTunes, Facebook, and everywhere else online, but man, I'd absolutely LOVE to be able to setup live events not just near me in SoCal, but by you in wherever you live! Patrons supporting this page will directly influence where special events can take place, and their donations will be help me arrange travel, gas, hotels, and all the other tiny stuff that goes into putting on a quality live event elsewhere. 

Do you live in Alaska and love Trivia with Budds? I've never been to Alaska, so let's get me up there for some ice fishing, some questions about Anchorage, and a whole ton of fun. 

But what do you get out of this, you ask?
As a comedy-trivia podcast, you're going to get some seriously awesome perks and rewards for supporting my efforts. Some rewards, like a signed Sharknado Beach Victim #1 headshot, could be one-time, but something like additional bonus episodes around certain topics could pop up weekly. Budds Box, my quarterly subscription box of two years back, will make a return as a tiered reward! As a patron, you will receive patron-only content designed to enhance your weekly trivia playing/viewing/listening opportunities. And these are just a few of the ideas. You'll help drive this ship, and you'll be a big part of me and my family's daily happiness. 

That's the cut of my jib!

From the first time I hosted a trivia night at The Snuggery in the Edison Park, IL neighborhood of northern Chicago, I knew that my goals as a standup comedian had been elevated to something bigger than just telling jokes. At almost 1500 trivia shows and nearly 250 podcast episodes later, I've never been happier about the direction my life has taken me. I do these things for people that truly like what I do, for the player that gives me a high five and thanks me for introducing him to his now-girlfriend on another trivia team at a brewery; and for the podcast listener who writes me and tells me they've listened to every episode battling against their spouse on road trips and always want more. Without you, I'm just a guy pretending I host a game show. With you, I'm my best self, a machine that won't stop putting out quality content until my bones cease to exist. 

I'm super excited about the plethora of new ideas brewing for fans of what I do, and I can't thank you enough for wanting to be part of making it all happen. 

Thanks for your time, your dedication, and your patronage. I'll do my best to match you on all those things as long as I'm breathing. 

Ryan Budds
Trivia with Budds

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Trivia with Budds has a Special Offer until March 31st
Tiers
The Clue 1985 VCR Mystery Game
$1 or more per month

Just like a decent condition copy of the VCR Clue Mystery game from the 80s, good friends are hard to find! Every dollar a month or more donator will get a sincere THANK YOU in the show notes or in the audio somewhere in each episode published. Plus, get access to the Trivia with Budds Discord Chat, an ongoing chatroom for trivia lovers everywhere. From the bottom of my Pepsi-soaked heart, thanks!

Weird Al's Bad Hair Day Album
$3 or more per month

If you've listened to the show a few times, you've probably heard me mention my love for the parody genius Weird Al! One of my favorite albums by him, Bad Hair Day, encapsulated my preteen years and some of my favorite memories. Join this $3 tier and get a thoughtful postcard mailed each month from my collection of rad and random postcards! 

Undertaker VS Shawn Michaels at WM 26
$5 or more per month

Tombstones and Sweet Chin Musics for days! One of my favorite matches of all time was Shawn Michaels VS The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 26, in what would be Shawn's last time headlining a WM. For donating $5, you are saving yourself from a chokeslam and hitting a solid moonsault instead! Enjoy all the earlier tier rewards AND a guaranteed topic of your choice for sometime each month! Help shape the show with your likes and interests, just send Budds a message about your category. Love birds? Pick birds.

Michael Jordan's acting in Space Jam
$7 or more per month

Everybody get up, it's time to SLAM NOW! Just like MJ's performance in the 90s masterpiece Space Jam, you are TOP NOTCH. For donating $7,  you can of course get all the previous tiers of love, AND a super awesome magnet from the pop culture universe. Golden Girls? Harry Potter? The Simpsons? They can all be yours to hold stuff up on your fridge!

Jerry's Gfs' Nicknames on Seinfeld
$10 or more per month

The Man Hands. The Masseuse. The Virgin! Jerry Seinfeld really got around. For $10 a month, get all the previous offers AND a sweet pad of twenty-five trivia answer sheets to use to play along on the podcast! Use them to battle against friends while you listen, or to just jot down answers and see how you do on your own. Good luck!

Blink 182's What's My Age Again Video
$12 or more per month

This was the first music video I saw by one of my favorite bands and I thought it was hilarious at the time. Sure, it's a bunch of naked dudes running around, but there was a pornstar nurse! And hijinks! Oh man! At this tier, get all the previously mentioned rewards AND some spiffy and unique artwork from different artist friends of mine (or even myself on occasion!) Do you like mashups of Big Hero 6 and Tom Hanks's Big? I hope so! 

Watching Scream & Scary Movie Together
$15 or more per month

I think I love each of these movies equally, so I'm taking that love and throwing it straight at your for your donation of $15 or more! This one gets you everything mentioned earlier, AND an exclusive quiz on a top of all tier patrons based on a poll each month. The quiz is 50 questions long and delivered by video, so you can watch and play along with friends. Will I be wearing a shirt in the video? Maybe!

Reader Beware, You're in for a SCARE
$20 or more per month

This tier will give you Goosebumps! For $20 monthly, get everything in all the earlier tiers AND become a member of our monthly BOOK CLUB! The books might be novels, graphic novels, trivia books, or anything, the list goes on and on. But get a book, and we'll chat about it in our Discord Chat. Feel like your mine and Oprah's best friends!

Ren & Stimpy Funko Dorbz SetSpecial Offer • 5 days left
HAPPY HAPPY, JOY JOY! This San Diego Comic Con Exclusive Set comes with both Ren and Stimpy!
Cappy Winking in Super Mario Odyssey
$30 or more per month

I'm a Nintendo Switch owner, so you know I love me some Mario Odyssey! That little red cap of Mario's is about the coolest, and made for some of my favorite moments in gaming history. Like the coolness of that game, receive ALL of the earlier tier rewards PLUS a different t-shirt each month. Think of this like a tee club, with a bunch of other cool stuff coming at you as well. Please supply your size when signing up!

Ren & Stimpy Funko Dorbz SetSpecial Offer • 5 days left
HAPPY HAPPY, JOY JOY! This San Diego Comic Con Exclusive Set comes with both Ren and Stimpy!
The Wolf of Wall Street Quaaludes Scene
$50 or more per month
This is the big one! Just like the three weeks of effort it took the crew to film Leo’s crazy flopping body go up and down stairs on quaaludes, you’ve gone above and beyond in helping this production run! For $50 a month, you get access to ALL of my live event trivia rounds! That’s right, 4 or 5 full weeks of PowerPoint slides and Answer Sheets to test your skills on a big screen, run your own game night at home, or even run your own local trivia night elsewhere! This tier is for anyone looking to get started in hosting trivia, and it also includes any advice or tips from me to help you get started. Message me anytime!
Ren & Stimpy Funko Dorbz SetSpecial Offer • 5 days left
HAPPY HAPPY, JOY JOY! This San Diego Comic Con Exclusive Set comes with both Ren and Stimpy!