Support Breakneck Comedy & Pay It Forward

by Naz Hussain in Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

We did it
On 12th April 2021 we successfully raised £3,022 with 51 supporters in 52 days

Help Breakneck Comedy return after lockdown.

by Naz Hussain in Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Why we have set up a Pay It Forward Crowdfunding Campaign?

Our Pay It Forward Crowdfunding Campaign has been set up to help Breakneck Comedy get through the global pandemic.  As soon as restrictions are lifted, we aim to bounce back in our new venue so that we can continue to produce comedy shows in both Aberdeen and Shire.  We believe once this is all over, there will be a great need for laughter. 

Our main source of income comes from the following:

  • Ticket sales
  • Alcohol sales
  • Company comedy nights
  • Christmas parties, birthday/staff nights out and VIP tables
  • Supplying comedians to events
  • Supplying comedy shows to  venues
  • Sponsorship deals / advertising for local businesses

However due to Covid-19, all of this has stopped.  Unfortunately Breakneck Comedy is one of the few businesses that has been closed since the first lockdown back in March 2020.  We haven’t been allowed to re-open in our new place since.  Despite the pain, we are determined to ride the storm and make a full come back.  By contributing to our Pay It Forward Crowdfunder, you are helping us make this happen.

What are we offering?

We are offering amazing rewards for those that Pay It Forward.  Our rewards will be valid for one year after restrictions are lifted.  


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About Breakneck

Breakneck Comedy is Aberdeen's only comedy club and has been providing work to comedians for the past 11 years.  We support local, national and international comedians on a regular basis and we are also the largest booker of comedians in the North East of Scotland.  

Aberdeenshire

We don't just organise shows in Aberdeen, we also produce many comedy shows in various venues and village halls in Aberdeenshire.  We organise shows in areas such as Alford, Stonehaven, Udny Green, Westhill, Inverurie, Banchory, Ellon and many more. This creates extra work for comedians and also gives local people in the area a laugh that wouldn't be able to attend our regular shows.

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Grassroots / local comedians

Our club is also a major supporter of grassroots comedy.  We are the only place in the north east that gives regular stage time to local comedians that are starting out.  Our local act nights takes place every Thursday and Sunday and it gives local people the chance to perform infront of a LIVE audience.  Without this opportunity, it would be very difficult for local comedians to improve and develop their skills.

Professional comedians

Many professional comedians also rely on our club for work.  Since we started we have been bringing some of the UK’s best comedians to our city and we really want to keep this up.  Some of the comedians we have previously booked for our events in Aberdeen & Shire include comedians such as Larry Dean, Tom Stade, Fred MacAulay, The Lost Voice Guy, Gary Meikle, Gary Faulds, Gus Lymburn, Joe Heenan, Patrick Rolink, Raymond Mearns, Vladimir McTavish, Shazia Mirza, Tanyalee Davis, Billy Kirkwood, JoJo Sutherland, Junior Simpson, Jim Smith, Ardal O Hanlon and hundreds more.  

For many of our customers Breakneck Comedy is a place to have a night out, have a laugh and escape the pressures of life.  Our mission after lockdown is to spread laughter and to create work for comedians.  Please help us out by Paying It Foward.

Supporting local charities 

Breakneck Comedy is also a proud to be a supporter of local charities.  So far we have helped raise over 150k for various local charities by donating gift cards to raffle prizes and organising charity comedy shows.  The charities we have supported so far include Maggie's, Childline, Charlie's House, VSA, Glencraft, Cyrenians, STV Appeal, Cleft Lip Pallet Association and many more.  After lockdown we want to carry on with this work.  By paying it forward, you can help us make this happen.

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Important notes, please read.

Please ensure the email address you enter is correct as we will use this to contact you about your rewards.

Vouchers are valid for our regular mixed bill shows in Aberdeen & Shire only.  They cannot be redeemed for solo tour shows such as Gary Meikle Live and Gary Faulds Live.  The money for these events goes direct to the comedian.  Vouchers will be valid for up to 12 months after lockdown is over.  

Timescales

We plan to open the deal for 4 weeks, but we may cut that short if we hit target early.

Once we close the crowdfunder, we will work as fast as possible to collate names and send out your rewards.  We aim to have vouchers sent out by 31st March 2021.

Please note:  We have left 22-24 King Street.  We've moved round the corner, see pic below.

We look forward to welcoming you back once the storm is over.  See you on the otherside!

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

Table for Two and Bottle of Prosecco

Pledge £50, and we will give you a VIP table for two and a bottle of prosecco to attend any of our regular shows in Aberdeen or Shire.

£20 or more

£30 of vouchers

Pledge £20, and we will give you £30 in vouchers. These will be valid for our regular shows in Aberdeen and Shire. Vouchers can also be used at the bar.

£100 or more

£150 in vouchers

Pledge £100, and we will give you £150 of vouchers. These will be valid for our regular shows in Aberdeen and Shire. Vouchers can also be used at the bar.

£200 or more

Unlimited Comedy for Two for 1 year

Pledge £200, and we will give you a gift card that gets you Unlimited Comedy for Two for 1 year after lockdown.

£400 or more

Virtual Comedy Show

Pledge £400, and we will do a Virtual Comedy Show for your company or friends & family. Once you book email us the date, time and the joining link and our comedians will be there. Zoom and Teams is our preferred platform. This is a great way to give your staff a laugh during lockdown.

£450 or more

Table at Christmas Party Nights

Pledge £450, and you will get a table of 12 to attend our Christmas Parties once we re-open.

£500 or more

Become an official Sponsor

Pledge £500, and you will become and official sponsor of Breakneck Comedy. Your company logo will be displayed on the screens at our shows (when we re-open) and on our official website straight away. Your sponsorship deal will last for 1 year after we come back.

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