Sketch Block, KL Says Goodbye
Can a popular live sketch comedy show break out into the mainstream?
Hi I’m Hollie Harper, the creator and exec-producer of AMERICAN CANDY, a live sketch and musical comedy show out of Brooklyn, New York. For the past 5 years we’ve been running a knock-down, sold-out show that is honestly the love child of The Carol Burnett Show and In Living Color. And it’s the show you don’t see on TV.
In the summer of 2009 I started with an idea on a yellow notepad in between diaper changes for my toddler. That idea snowballed into a force almost beyond me. Now I have a super talented multi-cultural team of a producers, writers, choreographers, a musical director and actors that never fail to impress me.
AMERICAN CANDY is the flip side of what we see in sketch comedy today…It was created by a woman, many of our writers are women (all colors) and our shows attract the best and brightest of New York in every shade and color. The fact that we are so different from traditional sketch comedy is the reason our crowd LOVES US!!!!! Basically it’s sketch and musical comedy for the 99 percent!!
We know that if we can consistently sell out our live shows, we can build a strong web audience around the world. Women are everywhere. People of color are everywhere. Adults are everywhere.
We’re launching AMERICAN CANDY.TV because it’s time for a change in sketch comedy. We too sing America…and it is funny as hell!
We’re shooting sketches on location around New York City, building a new website, diving into a serious marketing plan and that takes money. We’re trying to do the one thing all artists struggle life long to do. That is to match money with art.
Supporting AMERICAN CANDY.TV will not go unnoticed. We have all kids of goods to deliver you for funding the funny. From autographed limited edition t-shirts and CD’s to a live short song set at your party, we are prepared to say thank you in big ways.
I’m so excited and grateful that a crowd-sourcing site such as RocketHub exists. RocketHub is not an investment or charity. It is an exchange: funds from supporters for Goods from me. It truly lets the people speak for themselves and makes the saying “For the People, By the People” a wonderful reality, so THANK YOU RocketHub!!!
And thank you all for giving me your time:)
Love, ambition and FUND THE FUNNY!!
creator and exec-producer of AMERICAN CANDY