We are a group of young, aspiring comedians from the UK university with the longest running full-time comedy degree, looking for your support to get us on the road to achieving our career dreams and performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019. We need YOU to help fund our once-in-a-lifetime run of shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. We have the venue, we have the programme, all we need is a roof over our heads while we are performing. Please support us by pledging what you can.
We are SalFUNNI, the cream of the crop from the University of Salford, hoping to showcase our talent as the future faces for British comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019.
-Ben- master of 11 instruments, Media and Performance (1st Year), from Rainhill, Liverpool.
-Charlotte- Games Master of Escape Rooms, Media and Performance (1st Year), from Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire.
-Callad- wanted to be a professional wrestler but pursued comedy instead, Media and Performance (2nd Year), from Exeter, Devon.
-Dave- loses pens, Comedy Writing and Performance (2nd Year), from Sittingbourne, Kent.
-Joe G- Knows every lyric in Tequila by The Champs, Comedy Writing and Performance (1st Year), from Bognor Regis, West Sussex.
-Joe B- owner of 56 pairs of glasses, Comedy Writing and Performance (1st Year), from Rushden, Northamptonshire.
-Erika- Crushing on David Spade, Comedy Writing and Performance (3rd Year), from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
-Cerian- Terrified of crabs, Comedy Writing and Performance (2nd Year), from Brynamman, Southwest Wales.
Going to the Fringe would mean that we have an amazing head start in our comedy careers. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is a HUGE event in the comedy industry so taking our show there would mean that we can really jump head-first into the industry and get our faces out there as funny people. By funding our Edinburgh dream, you will be helping us kick-start our careers in the industry that we dream about being a part of.
You might be wondering, ‘Well...what's in it for me?’. Well potential pledger, there are some GREAT rewards up for grabs to say thank you for your generosity. Plus, you will be funding the future of the arts industry by enabling new and upcoming talent to be exposed to the creative opportunities that so many of our comedic inspirations cite as crucial to getting started in their careers.
Why We Need Your Support...
As someone who loves a laugh, you’ll understand how difficult the comedy industry is to get into. At the University of Salford, we have been given this tremendous opportunity of having a platform for our comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe – an opportunity that most comedians only dream of. Now we just need to get there. The money that we raise will go towards getting a roof over our heads whilst we perform in Edinburgh.For two weeks, we will need a place to stay, to re-energise, and ready ourselves for our show each and every evening.
Even for a very basic room, accommodation isn't cheap around the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. So, by reaching our £1,600 target, we should be able to cover half the cost of our accommodation whilst funding the rest as a team.
Hopefully, if we raise more than our target, any extra funds will offset the rest of the accommodation costs. Then we would be looking to use any surplus for travel costs and to fund resources; such as flyers and merchandise - so that when we are in Edinburgh, we can promote our show, fill up the venue every night, and do you kind pledgers proud by making people from all over the world laugh!
We have some AWESOME rewards for people who donate that the SalFUNNI team will be delivering to people who donate, whatever you might give. So please check them out!
Here at SalFUNNI, we are all about respect! Therefore, we reserve the right to review people's instagram page before tagging. Kudos if we find your page funny!
For people donating outside the UK- thank you so much! There are just a few logistics which we would like to make you aware of. Check these out in the "Learn" section of the FundUS website under the "FAQ's".
Be a Part of Our Adventure!
To find out more about our journey to Edinburgh and what we're doing, please visit @SalFUNNI on Twitter and Instagram.
SalFUNNI would like to thank everybody who has helped us raise money for this adventure so far. Your support means so much to us. Please continue to share our project with anyone you think would like to support us – on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, via pigeon carrier, through interpretive dance, whatever you can think of... Please share and shout about SalFUNNI! The more people who know, the closer and closer we get to our career debut at the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival!
If you would like to see us in action, please come and watch our show at Espionage (EH1 2EX) at 9pm from the 1st-13th August.