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New Sponsor: Duncan Law Group!

Please join us in welcoming our newest sponsor, Duncan Law Group!

Duncan Law Group is proud to help residents of Chicago seek justice after devastating injuries. Contact us today to speak with an experienced and compassionate personal injury attorney.

Visit duncanlawgroup.com for more information.


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New Sponsor: Norwex Independent Consultant Kristi Avery

Reduce waste and toxic chemicals from your life with Norwex Independent Consultant Kristi Avery.

Kristi has been a long-time supporter of FuMPFest and we very much appreciate her support!


FuMPFest 2021 T-shirt Now Available for Pre-Order

The FuMPFest 2021 t-shirt is now available for pre-order! Order your copy today to guarantee your size and pick it up at the event. After you pick up your shirt your shipping will be refunded after FuMPFest.

The shirts will also be available at Table 27 during the event, but there will be a limited supply and we can't guarantee we will have your size. We strongly recommend pre-ordering the shirts now.

Pre-orders will be accepted through July 31st. Click here to pre-order your shirt now!


Guest Swap 2: Ian Lockwood in for Amy Engelhardt

Due to a scheduling conflict with a personal event she can't miss Amy Engelhardt has had to cancel her appearance at FuMPFest this year. Logan nominee Ian Lockwood was planning to come out for the award ceremony and since he wanted to perform anyway this seemed like the obvious solution.

Ian Lockwood is a Brooklyn-based comedian and pop musician. He is the co-host of Hot Teens at the Brooklyn Comedy Collective and has had recurring appearances on the Earwolf podcast Earwolf Presents. Ian’s second studio EP, Your Dad, drops this Fall, and includes five tracks in the comedy-pop style that has become his signature in the Brooklyn alt scene.


Guest Swap: Carrie Dahlby in for Clearly Guilty

Unfortunately Clearly Guilty will not be able to appear at FuMPFest this year. Don't blame them. This was Devo's fault. However, we are pleased to announce that Carrie Dahlby will be performing now instead.

Carrie Dahlby is a classically trained opera singer who has been called the Carol Cleveland of The FuMP since she has worked with just about every other FuMP artist at one point or another. Please join us in welcoming Carrie Dahlby back to FuMPFest!


Another Guest and a COVID Update

Please join us in welcoming Sulu to FuMPFest!

Susan "Sulu" Dubow joined The Dr. Demento Show as a sidekick in 1977 after several of her songs made Dr. Demento's Top Ten countdown the previous year. She appeared alongside Jungle Judy, Captain Chaos, and others helping to answer phones, take requests, and generally add to the bedlam of the live show.

We are very pleased that Sulu will be joining us at FuMPFest to celebrate Dr. Demento's 50th anniversary!

COVID Restrictions Lifted

As of June 14th, Wheeling has entered Phase 5 of Illinois' plan to reopen the state. This means the attendance limit we previously announced can be lifted! So we are now only limited by the capacity of the venue.

CDC guidelines are still in effect. We recommend masks and social distancing for anyone who isn't fully vaccinated. If you are vaccinated and still want to wear a mask we encourage you to do so. We will have some on hand available for free or you are welcome to bring your own. And social distancing is always a good idea so long as this virus is still in play. Please remember that children under 12 are not yet eligible for vaccines and are still susceptible to the virus, and there will be at least a few of them in attendance.


Final Three Performing Artists

We are pleased to announce the final three performing acts at FuMPFest 2021.

Carla Ulbrich - Carla is a comedic singer/songwriter from New Jersey who has been featured on the BBC, Dr. Demento, Sirius XM Radio, Pandora, and NPR’s Morning Edition.

Steve Goodie - Steve is a comedian, singer, songwriter, and record producer from Nashville Tennessee who has the distinct honor of having penned Nina Yankovic’s favorite parody, “Dumbledore,” a parody of her father’s original song “Hardware Store.”

the great Luke Ski - Luke Ski is Dr. Demento's most requested artist of the 21st century, having had a song on the Funny 25 for 18 years running and five number one songs.

We still have a few more surprises to announce in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!


New Sponsor: Dave & Ethan's 2000" Weird Al Podcast!

Please join us in welcoming our latest sponsor Dave & Ethan's 2000" Weird Al Podcast!

This is an exciting weekly podcast revolving around “Weird Al” Yankovic and his fandom through fun interviews and engaging discussions.

Hosted by two of Weird Al's biggest fans, you’ll catch interviews ranging from everyone in Weird Al's band, to those who have performed or recorded with Weird Al, collaborators and those involved with Weird Al's non-music projects, celebrity Weird Al fans and even... Weird Al’s dentist? Yep, that’s right!

New episodes are posted weekly over at WeirdAlPodcast.com and are available in your favorite podcast app.


New Sponsor: Escape from Vault Disney!

Please join us in welcoming our latest sponsor Escape from Vault Disney!

Escape From Vault Disney, hosted by Tony Goldmark, is a weekly podcast all about the movies, TV shows and short films available on Disney+, chosen completely at random and dissected for your amusement!

Look for Escape from Vault Disney in your favorite podcast app or click here to visit their LibSyn site.


It's Official, We Are a Go!

We just received word from health officials in Illinois that our event can proceed!

That means Dr. Demento, live performances, panels, Bingo, The Logan Awards, Dumb Parody Ideas, and all the other fun you've come to expect from FuMPFest will happen once again in person in 2021! However, due to current COVID-19 restrictions we must limit attendance to 280 people, including staff, guests, and volunteers, so register now before we sell out. If Illinois moves to Phase 5 before the event we can remove that restriction but for now we must plan for it.

For more details on Illinois' Bridge to Phase Five plan and how it affects FuMPFest click here. And we'll see you in August!