Kinda Funny’s 2020 Plan
For five years, you’ve helped make the dream that is Kinda Funny a reality. You’ve taken a us from a spare bedroom to a state of the art studio to E3 to meet and greets and so many other amazing places.
All we do is talk about the things we love, and you find a place for us in your hearts for one reason: you believe in the power of Best Friends.
We can’t thank you enough for that, and we have no plans on slowing down in 2020. This year is about to be the biggest in Kinda Funny’s history, and we want you along for the ride. In 2019, we talked about preparing for the future of the company, and now, the future is here.
What’s that mean? Well, we’ve hired Blessing Adeoye Jr. as our new full time host, we’ve got a bunch of new shows, and we’re building out a brand new studio that’s five times larger than our current space. You’ll see the studio when Kinda Funny Live Presents: The Studio Launch Party!
We’re making the best content of our careers, and we can’t do it without you. Thank you for supporting us on Patreon.
We have a ton of cool incentives to encourage you to support us this month on Patreon, but before that, let’s explain what makes our core content worth the dollar in 2020…
THE 2020 SHOW LINE-UP
Kinda Funny Games Daily: The world’s most popular daily gaming podcast runs through the biggest news of the day live on twitch.tv/KindaFunnyGames every weekday at 10AM Pacific. Later on YouTube and podcast services. Support us on Patreon to get your questions on the show as well as getting the show ad-free with the exclusive daily post-show!
Kinda Funny Gamescast: We heard your feedback and going forward, every Gamescast is going to be covering the one big gaming topic of the week that you’ll know ahead of time so that you can do your homework. That means more full reviews that hit embargo, spoilercasts, predictions, and debates and less early impressions of games. Look for the show to hit Thursdays with Blessing Adeoye Jr. joining Tim, Greg, and the rotating Fran/Imran chair, but know that the date will move so we can hit preview and review embargoes. Support on Patreon to get the show ad-free, the exclusive post-show, your questions on the show, and the ability to watch live (depending on embargoes).
PS I Love You XOXO: It’s back! When Blessing came through for We Have Cool Friends, he said his dream Kinda Funny project would be the return of PS I Love You XOXO. So, each and every Tuesday, strap in for the PlayStation show from one of the guys who founded Podcast Beyond and one of the guys who started podcasting because of Podcast Beyond. Youtube.com/kindafunnygames and podcast services. Support us on Patreon to get your questions on the show along with every ad-free episode and exclusive post-show.
Kinda Funny Streams: You wanted more gameplay, so you’re getting more gameplay. Whether it is a quick look at the hottest game that week, a full playthrough of an entire game over multiple parts, or a classic Party Mode group stream, once a week we will be live on Twitch.tv/kindafunnygames playing games with you, and of course, it’ll be uploaded later on YouTube.com/kindafunnygames and podcast services when applicable. Support us on Patreon to get the show ad-free.
The Kinda Funny Podcast: Every Friday four best friends get together to talk about their lives, adventures, and pretty much any topic under the sun. We have heard you and this show is focused on the Kinda Funny crew. Hosted by Greg Miller, Tim Gettys, Nick Scarpino, and Andy Cortez. Support on Patreon to get the show ad-free, the exclusive post-show, your questions on the show, and the ability to watch live.
Internet Explorerz: Live every Monday at 11AM Pacific on twitch.tv/kindafunnygames Tim and Nick do what they were put on this planet to do: Watch Fun Clipz, talk to the chat, and explore the deepest darkest corners of the internet. There might also be housekeeping. Later on YouTube and podcast services. Support us on Patreon to get your content on the show as well as getting the show ad-free. (Heads up: This is one of our “irregularly scheduled programs.” This means when we need to do a trailer reaction or double up on In Review, this might take a week off.)
Kinda Funny In Review: The fan favorite show returns live 11AM every Tuesday on twitch.tv/kindafunnygames. Later on YouTube and podcast services. The first few months will see James Bond, Ghostbusters, Top Gun, Christopher Nolan, and Bad Boys get the In Review treatment. Plus, lots of weeks will see two episodes as we build to big releases. Support us on Patreon to get your content on the show as well as getting the show ad-free.
KFAF: Live every Wednesday at 11AM Pacific on twitch.tv/kindafunnygames it is time for KFAF. Nick and Andy continue their quest for a Streamy by ranking stuff, criticizing your art, and insulting Greg. Later on YouTube and podcast services. Support us on Patreon to get your content on the show as well as getting the show ad-free.
We Have Cool Friends: Live Thursday at 11AM Pacific on twitch.tv/kindafunnygames, Kinda Funny sits down with one of its cool friends to talk about all the cool stuff their up to. Later on YouTube and podcast services. Usually, it’s Greg doing the interviewing because he’s really good at it. 2020 will see Brian Altano, Ray Narvaez Jr., and more swing by the desk. Support us on Patreon to get your questions on the show as well as getting the show ad-free. (Heads up: This is one of our “irregularly scheduled programs.” This means when we need to do a trailer reaction or double up on In Review, this might take a week off.)
Kinda Funny Screencast: And live every Friday at 11AM Pacific on twitch.tv/kindafunnygames, the Movie Bros. — Kevin and Joey — assemble with Nick, Tim, or Greg to go through all the biggest movie, TV, and streaming service news and trailers of the week. Later on YouTube and podcast services. Support us on Patreon to get your questions on the show as well as getting the show ad-free.
Gregway: Our new exclusive monthly show for patreon.com/kindafunny! Support us at the dollar level, and you’ll get a monthly dose of Greg answering your questions, talking comics, covering the crazy events he’s been hosting and more. It’s a vlog meets a Q&A that steals from Cup of Jones! (We love you, Brandon!)
Blessway: Our new exclusive monthly show for patreon.com/kindafunnygames! Blessing just got his dream job, so why not follow his journey with an intimate monthly video talking about what life is like now that he’s moved to SF and is going around the world to video game preview events. Ask him questions, and he’ll answer! It’s a vlog meets a Q&A that steals from Gregway, which stole from Cup of Jones! (We still love you, Brandon!)
2019 FUNDRAISING GOALS
Just because the future is here doesn’t mean we’ve crossed the finish line. Kinda Funny is an ongoing product we hope you love. We just hired Blessing, got a studio, and put a whole bunch of stuff on our annual fundraising thermometer. If we’ve ever helped get you through a work day, study session, or drive home, PLEASE consider supporting us on Patreon even if it’s just for a few bucks this one month.
Anyone who pledges for the first time or increases their pledge on Patreon in January 2020 will get their name written on a wall inside the new Kinda Funny Studio.
But we’re not stopping there.
We are changing the way we do Platinum tier. Every quarter we will announce the next 3 months of perks so you always know what is coming up, AND if you support for for the full quarter, you get an exclusive bonus enamel pin — stick around all year to collect all 4!
Your support for the month of January — in terms of new pledges or pledge increases — fills in the fundraising thermometer and means we make content you want. We’re talking about a live Love, Sex, and Stuff After Dark every quarter, a 2020 edition of the Kinda Funny Up-And-Comer program, a fully edited release of our RTX stand-up Comedy Special, Nick will stream his entire first ever playthrough of The Last of Us, Greg will stream his first ever playthrough of the original Halo, another Kinda Hunny special, and more.
KINDA FUNNY PATREON MEMBERSHIPS
And for you make to help you make all this a reality, we need you to sign up for a Kinda Funny Memberships. Patreon’s been the lifeblood of Kinda Funny from Day 1, and we’ve got several options that help you get the content the way you want it.
A Bronze Membership will get you in our shows; it’s our participation tier. Your questions and comments get read on the Patreon’s applicable podcasts. Plus, you get Reddit flair.
The Silver Membership gets you that Patreon’s main podcast live and ad-free as well as all the other applicable shows as ad-free content with those lovely post-shows. Video and MP3. Plus, all the previous perks.
The Gold Membership on either Patreon gets you ALL the content of the other Patreon in one place. That’s right patreon.com/kindafunny and patreon.com/kindafunnygames — one membership to rule them all. On top of that, you also get an exclusive GameOverGreggy Show topic — wait what? That’s right; you’ll vote, and we’ll do an old school random topic that’s exclusive to Gold members. Plus, you get all the previous perks.
The Platinum Membership gets you everything you’ve already heard about as well as the Kinda Funny Exclusive of the Month — a physical good that’s just for this membership tier. This year starts with January’s KF/AF album, Valentine’s in February, and a commemorative KF Studio shirt in March. Stay with us Jan-March, April-June, July-September, and/or October-December, and you’ll get an exclusive enamel pin.