2020 COVID-19 Statement

August 29, 2020 • twitch.tv/The_FuMP

FuMPFest 2021 with Dr. Demento will take place August 20-22, 2021

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FuMPFest Postponed to 2021

The live FuMPFest event with Dr. Demento has been postponed to August 20-22, 2021. Dr. Demento has already confirmed for that weekend and we plan to go forward with his 50th anniversary celebration, even if it's a year late. Most of the artists booked for this year have already re-confirmed as well and we will continue working to solidify the lineup for 2021.

For this year we will be doing an online event on the evening of August 29th. This event will be free and streamed via Twitch and Dementia Radio. It will feature live concerts, Dumb Parody Ideas, The Logan Awards, and more. No registration is necessary. Just tune in and enjoy.

If you have pre-registered for FuMPFest 2020 your registration will be carried forward to FuMPFest 2021 automatically. If you can't make it to FuMPFest 2021 and would like a refund please contact support@fidim.com.

If you have booked a hotel room for FuMPFest 2020 your reservation will automatically be rescheduled for the same nights in 2021. For example, if you were arriving Friday (8/28) and departing Sunday (8/30) in 2020 your reservation will be adjusted so you will be arriving on Friday (8/20) and departing Sunday (8/22) in 2021. If you need to cancel or make a change to your reservation please contact the hotel at (847) 777-6500.

We are moving forward with this year's video contest. Entries will be screened towards the beginning of the stream and the winner will be announced towards the end. You do not need to be tuned in live to win. Make a music video for a FuMP song and you could win two free badges and 2 nights at the hotel for FuMPFest 2021. Please see our Video Contest page for official rules and details.

We are also moving forward with our Dumb Parody Ideas contest this year. Entries will be pre-recorded. If you are interested in submitting a song or two to the contest just record yourself performing the songs and send the video to us. You can submit up to three songs to the contest. Each video can be no longer than 90 seconds. We encourage you to limit each entry to just a verse and a chorus, but you can perform more of the songs so long as you don't exceed the 90 second mark for any one song. We reserve the right to edit videos for time if necessary. Send your videos to info@thefump.com with the subject "Dumb Parody Ideas" to enter.

We are looking into the possibility of doing Bingo this year as well but need to figure out the logistics of doing that. More details will be available at a later date.

We are very disappointed with this situation and apologize for the inconvenience but we just aren't comfortable holding an event that could put people's lives at risk. Thankfully the hotel was very accommodating and we are looking forward to working with them in 2021.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Devo Spice. Thank you for understanding and we'll see you online on August 29th!


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Announcing the Next Two Performers at FuMPFest 2020

Ross Childs

Ross Childs is a local Chicago comedian who works in theater locally, and has his own sketch comedy team called "Waffle Junkies". Ross performed at FuMPFest in 2019 in the FuMP Showcase and we are thrilled to bring him back this year as a featured guest.

Bill Larkin

Bill Larkin is another local Chicago comedian who has appeared on Comedy Central and is best known on The Dr. Demento Show for his songs "I'm Just Your Mom" and "You're My Twin." He returns to us after a brilliant performance at FuMPFest in 2018.

For more information please visit our Guests page.


Announcing the First Four Performing Artists at FuMPFest 2020

Amy Engelhardt

Amy Engelhardt is a former member of The Bobs—the Grammy-nominated vocal quartet of nutjobs—and has won several awards for her songwriting. She has worked with The Flying Karamazov Brothers, Weird Al, Jill Sobule and Spinal Tap, and as Mother Superior of the Chattering Order of St. Beryl in Amazon Prime's GOOD OMENS promo campaign, she recently led a gaggle of rock-belting nuns through the series premieres in London, New York, LA and Austin’s South by Southwest. Amy made her FuMPFest debut in 2019 and we are thrilled to welcome her back.

Carla Ulbrich

Carla Ulbrich is a comical singer-songwriter and guitarist whose biggest musical influences were (and still are) Sesame Street, camp songs, and cat food commercials. She has a love of the absurdities of ordinary life, a somewhat twisted viewpoint, and a way with words. She is a past winner of the Logan Comedy Music Award, South Florida Folk Festival Songwriting Contest, and Just Plain Folks Music Award (comedy). Carla enjoys performing at FuMPFest where we know how to properly spell and pronounce her last name.

Nuclear Bubble Wrap

Nuclear Bubble Wrap is a psychedelic/alternative rock band from Nashville, TN. Their music is known for containing lush, multi-layered psychedelic arrangements, with catchy melodies and witty lyrics. They've done several videos with AlbinoBlackSheep that have racked up millions of views and in 2010 they had the most requested song of the year on The Dr. Demento Show with "Raichu a Song."

Worm Quartet

Better known as "The Pac-Man Guy" from VH-1's Totally Obsessed, Worm Quartet is a one-man band from Rochester, NY known for spewing hyperspeed lyrical lunacy over catchy synthesized punky music-type stuff whilst prancing and sweating all over the damned place. In 2004 they had the most requested song of the year on The Dr. Demento Show with "Great Idea for a Song."

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