FuMPFest

2017

June 16-18, 2017. Chicago IL

A full weekend of comedy-music and related weirdness.

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2017-03-07

Performing Artists Announcement

We are thrilled to announce most of the line-up for FuMPFest 2017! We're still finalizing the last few available slots but figured there's no point in waiting to announce the rest of the fantastic acts who will be pelting out funny music toward your faces!

In some form of alphabetical order...

2D6 - If you were at FuMPFest last year you saw what Luke Ski described as the "Chain Chomp form of rapping" featuring Cliff B (the post and chain) and DJ Stuck Down a Mine Shaft (the chompy bit that goes flying all over the place). They will be back to regale you with more nerdy rhymes and songs about pooping on dance floors!

Boy Meets Robot - Chicago's own chiptunes artist and newcomer to The FuMP (see the song "The Robots Will Kill Us All") will be joining us to sing about the inevitable robot uprising and how we can best serve our new overlords.

Insane Ian - Your intrepid FuMPFest emcee will be back to not only emcee the event once again, but also perform something very cool, if all goes according to plan. And if not, he's got a ton of other material he can perform anyway.

Nuclear Bubble Wrap - From way down in Tennessee, one of the few live bands in comedy will be making their FuMPFest debut this year. Nuclear Bubble Wrap does weird, psychedelic, amusing songs. Sometimes political, sometimes bizarre, always entertaining.

Peter Wildman - Peter Wildman is a founding member of The Frantics and the person responsible for the music that they produced. He will be appearing at FuMPFest armed with the entire catalog of Frantics songs and ready to boot some head.

Reformed Whores - Katie and Marie are a duo from New York City who have really made a name for themselves on the comedy scene and we are thrilled to have them appearing for the first time at FuMPFest.

Smashy Claw - Fresh off their "video a week" project Claw Machine, Smashy Claw will be returning to FuMPFest to perform some but probably not all of those songs. I mean, it is just a 3-day event, after all.

the great Luke Ski - Dr. Demento's most requested artist of the 21st century, and current storyboard artist for the Cartoon Network show Mighty Magiswords, will be returning to FuMPFest for a full set of funny and nerdy music.

Worm Quartet - Rochester's own six-foot-four random thought generator will be returning to once again perform his frantic funny music and get the audience to shout profanity in unison. And we can't think of a better person to do it.

We still have a few slots left to finalize, so stay tuned for more announcements. And if you haven't pre-registered yet, register now! Prices go up on April 1st!

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2017-02-28

FuMPFest 2016 2-CD Set Now Available

FuMPFest 2016 was an amazing time with some fantastic artists and we recorded the whole thing! Now, we have taken some of the best parts of the event and compiled it into a 2-CD set to help us raise money for this year's event.

This compilation, available as a 2-CD set or a digital download, contains 60 tracks and roughly 2.5 hours of music and comedy. And when you purchase the CDs you get the digital download immediately as well.

Hear live performances by Paul and Storm, Worm Quartet, 2D6, Megathruster, The Library Bards, Seamonkey, Carrie Dahlby, and many more. All proceeds from the sale of this album go directly to help us fund FuMPFest 2017, so please pick up a copy and help us spread the word so we can continue to produce this amazing event for you!

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2016-10-24

FuMPFest 2017 Announcement!

We are thrilled to announce that we have begun planning FuMPFest 2017 and have some information we can now share with you!

General Info
FuMPFest 2017 will be taking place June 16-18 at the Elk Grove Holiday Inn, the same venue we were at in 2016. Our hotel block should now be open and the rate is the same $109 per night. The room block closes May 26th.

Pre-registration is now open. Registration is just $40 for the weekend until March 31st. Visit our Registration Page to register online.

And we are now seeking dealers, sponsors, and program book ads for 2017.

Guest of Honor: Henry Phillips
Our guest of honor for 2017 will be none other than Henry Phillips. Henry tours the country bringing his own brand of "disconcertingly funny" songs to unsuspecting crowds everywhere. He is best known to fans of The Dr. Demento Show as the author of "On the Shoulders of Freaks," "Sweet Little Blossom of Mine," and "Guitar Pill." He also starred in the comedy Punching the Clown which we screened in 2015. We are thrilled to have Henry on board.

Video Contest
We are running another video contest for this year. Make a fan video for any song from The FuMP (preferably one that doesn't already have one) and you could win a free admission to next year's event. See our Video Contest page for details.

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