Zach & Viggo @ Edinburgh Fringe!
Zach & Viggo head to Edinburgh Fringe!
Award-winning, international comedy duo Zach & Viggo take their debut show Thunderflop to Edinburgh for the world's largest international arts festival - and we need your help!
$10,000 = £7,500
Who are we?
Zach Zucker, Viggo Venn, and Jonny Woolley (Director) became best friends while studying at École Philippe Gaulier, a world-famous clown school in France.
We've been traveling the world together for the past two years, creating and touring original comedy shows. So far we've played in over 15 countries across 3 continents and would love nothing more than to continue adding to that list.
Collectively we have sold out shows and won awards in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Berlin, Oslo, Copenahgen, Amsterdam, Prague, Brighton, Adelaide and Melbourne among others. We got a glowing review from Steve Bennett of Chortle and have been feautred in The Guardian and The Chicago Tribune .
We promise we're good - look!
WINNER: Best Comedy (Brighton Fringe)
WINNER: Critics Choice (Brighton Fringe)
WINNER: Best Show (Norwegian Theatre Days)
NOMINEE: Best Young Comedian (Brighton Fringe)
★★★★★ The Latest
★★★★ The Argus
★★★★ The Reviews Hub
★★★★ Arts Award Voice
SOLD OUT: Comedy Central - LA
SOLD OUT: UCB Theatre - LA
SOLD OUT: The PIT - NY
SOLD OUT: The Warren - UK
SOLD OUT: iO West - LA
SOLD OUT: Nerdist - LA
How did we get here?
This may come as a surprise, but it's really difficult to make money as touring artists in places we’ve never been before.
The great thing about performing on the festival circuit is that it gives up-and-coming artists an opportunity to perform. However, because these established venues are taking a risk on new acts, most will set high guarantees (about 60% of total possible income) along with taking 40% of all ticket sales, making it virutally impossible for artists to break even until they've reached a certain level of success.
We've done EVERYTHING in our power to save as much money as possible - we've opted to take twenty-hour bus journeys instead of two-hour flights, spent hours going through international tax and visa forms rather than paying a professional to do it, and have shared a bed between the three of us every time we travel (though that one is by choice).
Along the way we've fought through bed bugs, stolen costumes and props, fines for purchasing the wrong train ticket in foreign countries, and much more. We love touring, but it isn’t easy, especially when trying to balance the costs of travel, accommodation, and food. By helping to cover some of these costs, you make touring a much more sustainable option for us and ensure many more years of fun around the world.
It costs HOW much?
FESTIVAL REGISTRATION FEES - £2,954
Registration Fee - £246 + VAT
Joint Venue Brochure - £500 + VAT
Venue Deposit - £708 + VAT
Producing Fees - £1500
MARKETING/ADVERTISING - TBA
Most people spend around £1,500 on digital and print advertising during the Fringe. Unfortunately we don't have enough money in our budget for any of this but if we meet our goal it's possible!
PRINTING - £450 + VAT
5,000 Flyers + 250 posters - £200
Additional Pamphlet - £250
TRAVEL - £495
Train - £272 (Zach & Jonny)
Plane - £223 (Viggo)
ACCOMMODATION - £1,224
We'll be living in a four bedroom flat with 11 people. The three of us will all be sharing a full-sized bed.
All of these can be YOURS!
$5 - Eternal thanks
$10 - Personalized message + all previous incentives
$25 - Facebook - Instagram - Twitter Post + all previous incentives
$50 - A personalized video from the three of us + all previous incentives
$100 - Photoshop you into a picture with us on tour+ all previous incentives
$200 - We'll write a rap about you! One verse each + a mystery hook + all previous incentives
$500 - Permanent name in the intro + all previous incentives
$1,000 - Special Thanks in our programme forever + all previous incentives
$5,000 - Pick the name of our second show + all previous incentives
$10,000 - Producer Credit on Thunderflop + all previous incentives
Thank you everyone who has donated so far. Let's keep the good vibes rolling! xxx