Thank You for a Wonderful Event!
FuMPFest 2017 was an amazing weekend. How amazing, you ask? It was so amazing that it happened a week and a half ago and I'm just now settling down enough to post this update! It was so amazing that Tim Cavanagh couldn't stay away and showed up just to say hi. In fact, it was so amazing that, if you can believe it, we made it through the entire weekend without anyone uttering the phrase "God hates comedy musicians!"
The concerts were fantastic, without exception. Newcomers Tom Tuerff and the Reformed Whores left with many new fans and Lauren Mayer completely blew the lid off the place during the FuMP Showcase. A personal highlight for me was getting to perform "Boot to the Head" live on stage with Peter Wildman. That was incredible.
This year we did something new and stupid, but it seemed to go over well so I guess we'll keep doing it: FuMPFest Bingo! We had free bingo cards for people to play along with all weekend, and as things happened players would cross them off the list. The squares included things like "Chris says 'TILE!'," "Luke plugs something," "Shoebox says 'nipples'," "Shut up, Ian!" and other things like that which are staples of our gatherings.
And here are the winners of this year's video contest:
We have already begun planning for 2018 so keep an eye on this web site for updates. In the mean time a big huge THANK YOU to everyone who attended, or helped plan or run FuMPFest. We couldn't have done it without you!
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Audio: Dementia Radio
Video: Concert Window
FuMPFest App Updated for 2017
The FuMPFest mobile app has been updated for 2017. The app is available for iOS and Android devices. If you already have the app installed you can update it to get this year's schedule and other details. If you have not yet installed the app you can go to the stores from the links below.
2017 T-shirt Now Available for Pre-Order
We are now accepting pre-orders for the 2017 FuMPFest t-shirt. If you order now and pick up your shirt at the event we will refund your shipping. The shirt is available in both men's and women's sizes.
NOTE: The deadline to pre-order is 5/26. Then we will be placing the order with the manufacturer and selling the rest at FuMPFest. If there are any stock left after FuMPFest we will list it for sale here.
May 15th - Deadline for Dealers and Program Book Ads
This Monday, May 15th, is the last day we can accept dealer applications or program book ads. If you are planning on doing either please get us the payments and information as soon as you can. And if you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
Movie Time! Punching Henry
In 2015 we screened Henry Phillip's movie Punching the Clown. Since Henry himself is our guest of honor this year it only makes sense that we show the recently released sequel Punching Henry.
FuMPFest 2017 Promos Now Available
For those of you in the media biz who may be able to make use of an audio promo we now have two that you can use to spread the good word of FuMPFest.FuMPFest 2017 2-minute promo FuMPFest 2017 60-second promo
If you or someone you know can help us spread the word about the event we would greatly appreciate it. Please feel free to pass these links on to anyone you know who may be able to help.
Final Artist Announcement
We are pleased to announce the final two remaining artists performing at FuMPFest 2017!
The Gothsicles: The Gothsicles performed last year and we are thrilled to have them back to melt your faces with electro dance video game noises.
Tom Tuerff: Tom Tuerff is a newcomer to FuMPFest and comes all the way from Arizona. He had a hit on the Dr. Demento Show with "First House" and performs all over the country.
For more information about all of our performers please visit our Guests page.
Good News, Bad News
We'll start with the bad news first. Due to a scheduling conflict 2D6 has been forced to cancel their appearance at this year's event. We hope to bring them back at a future event.
Now the good news! We have two new performing artists to announce for you!
Bad Teenage Moustache: Danny Rockett and his band of locals will be returning to FuMPFest in 2017 to sing about amputees and other assorted things.
Carla Ulbrich: Also returning will be the "professional smart aleck" herself, all the way from New Jersey.
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! [Update: Due to a scheduling conflict 2D6 has had to cancel their appearance at FuMPFest 2017. We hope to have them back at a future event.]
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!