Photographer Seth Olenick Brings Us 'Funny Business'
Funny Business | Mock Up Cover

Photographer Seth Olenick Brings Us ‘Funny Business’

Funny Business | Mock Up Cover

Have you been wishing for a swanky hardbound coffee table book teaming with your favorite comedy stars? You know you want to earn that comedy junkie cred you crave so much. Well, your wish could soon come true. Brooklyn-based photographer Seth Olenick is hoping to raise a whopping 30 grand via Kickstarter to fund the creation of a photobook called Funny Business, featuring 200 great comedy talents from the past 20 years. He’s inches away from his goal so we need YOU to put him over the top!

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David Wain

David Wain

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Human Giant

Human Giant

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Kumail Nanjiani

Kumail Nanjiani

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Jonah Ray

Jonah Ray

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The Kickstarter covers the 1st edition run of 1500 copies, 200 of which will come with a hand-printed special edition slipcase. Some of the talent Olenick has captured over the years include Scott Aukerman, Zach Galifianakis, Patton Oswalt, Megan Mullally, David Cross, Mike Birbiglia, Donald Glover, Kumail Nanjiani, Allison Becker, Rob Schrab, Charlyne Yi and many more. Just to get you drooling a little bit, check out some of the swag being offered with a generous pledge:

An intimate dinner at the wonderful Benihana with Matt Walsh, Matt Besser and Ian Roberts from the prestigious Upright Citizens Brigade. The chef of the evening will be, of course, the culinarily-gifted Mr.Olenick.

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Charlyne Li

Charlyne Li

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Janeane Garofalo

Janeane Garofalo

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Tig Notaro

Tig Notaro

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Thomas Lennon

Thomas Lennon

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You could have your very own portrait by Martin Starr from “Freaks and Geeks”!

Get the crown, wand and motivational sign from Olenick’s shoot with Jon Hamm, along with an 8×10 print of the photo in which the items all appeared.

Be the proud owner of an 8×10 photo of “The State” from their reunion in SF in 2009. The photo is signed by the entire original cast & Seth AND is number 2 of ONLY 16 prints ever made.

Ok, you’ve been tortured enough. There are so many amazing reasons to contribute to this project. I sure hope it gets the full backing it deserves. Check out the Kickstarter video below and please pledge before Monday, Mar 11. YOU CAN DO IT!

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SO Note: Check out Seth Olenick on “Last Call” with Carson Daly here. Follow Seth @setholenick and check out his amazing work at setholenick.com.

*The featured image is a mock up of the cover.

Deborah Thomasian

Deborah Thomasian

Contributor at Serial Optimist
I will categorize myself as nerdette extraordinaire. I'm a self-diagnosed comedy junkie. Moonlight as a writer on various subjects. Make me laugh please.
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