The first time I ever heard the word “content” used in its current context, I understood that all my artist friends and I — henceforth, “content providers” — were essentially extinct. This contemptuous coinage is predicated on the assumption that it’s the delivery system that matters, relegating what used to be called “art” — writing, music, film, photography, illustration — to the status of filler, stuff to stick between banner ads.
Loading Ready Run has been making weekly comedy shorts for almost TEN YEARS now.
Think about that…how many TV shows - good or bad - managed to drag on for more than a DECADE? Not many.
And - although opinions may vary - they’ve manage to keep from ‘jumping the shark’ in all that time.
But they know that quote from Ecclesiastes, so to ‘bow out gracefully’ while still on a positive note, they’ve started (and funded) a Kickstarter to bankroll their last 11th season of sketches - this will allow the core people to not worry about day jobs and office rental and sets, props, etc. and let them focus on making the best comedy videos for their final ‘regular’ year that they can.
Yes, it’s already met its goal, but here’s the thing: you might know Loading Ready Run for their charity gaming marathon Desert Bus For Hope - an event where you can bid on cool things in auction, or just put up a challenge - $10 for the crew to sing a song for you, or do something silly.
…and that wacky awesomeness has found its way over to the LRR Kickstarter, in the backer rewards…AND the stretch goals.
And that’s what comes into play here - right now, they’re less than $5000 away from their first stretch goal: bringing back their super-short comedy series, Crap Shots.
So more donations definitely won’t go to waste with this - the more you pledge, the more they’re gonna do!
So watch the video above, go take a look at their Kickstarter page, and see if there’s anything that appeals to you, and give ‘til you can’t give no more! ;)
What is Bullseye with Jesse Thorn?
A guidebook to the world of culture. An interview show full of insights about where creativity comes from. An NPR show about stuff you actually care about. And also: actually fun.
If you’ve never listened, try the sampler above. It’s got Big Boi and Jeff Bridges and Dolly Parton and a bunch of other folks. Five minutes is all we ask. If you like it, head to iTunes and subscribe, free.
If you’re already a listener: share this sampler! Reblog and tell us and your friends and followers why *you* care about Bullseye. There’s no better time than the present.
Jesse’s doing great work. Give him a listen, won’t you?