Red Letter Media on Patreon

May 5, 2014175 Comments

Hey all. We’ve set up a Patreon profile. If you’re so inclined to donate, you can find it here:

http://www.patreon.com/redlettermedia

Without doing any research whatsoever, we’re going to brand it as the most modest Patreon page ever created. The highest pledge tier we have is $15! And in exchange for a small donation, we’ll be posting frequent updates on what we’re working on as well as behind the scenes photos and videos.

As stated on the Patreon page, we don’t expect or assume anyone will contribute any more to what we do than simply watching our videos. We appreciate that by itself. But if you feel like contributing more, it’ll all go back into creating more stuff. And if you don’t feel like contributing, the website and our videos will continue on as normal. In fact, an AMAZING new Half in the Bag will be TRANSCENDING onto the site later this week!

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  • http://www.youtube.com/ac1dchr15t ac1d

    Were you guys hacked? Only hacks would ask for donations.

  • Meester Smeeth

    Hmm, “TRANSCENDING”, eh?… Could this be a clue to something?… Perhaps… perhaps the long-awaited The Amazing Spider-Man 2 review, featuring Rich Evans?!!

  • Memoman

    How can you say no that face!?

  • Percy Gryce

    Mendicants ask for donations.

    Artistes seek out patronage.

  • Percy Gryce

    I guess I gotta put up or shut up. Hmm, which will it be?

  • Duckler

    Izzat some kind of booze..?

  • Duckler

    I’m with you, either way.

  • Duckler

    Didn’t I just drop another 60 bucks on the hack fraud anthology? And this time I didn’t even ask for it to be scribbled all over..

  • Percy Gryce

    Well, I went ahead and did it:

    http://www.patreon.com/user?u=153317

    No pressure. Really, do whatever your conscience tells you to do.

    But the answer is: give.

  • BTNband

    How much will erase Things out of my head? I will give you all my money if you can make me unsee Things.

  • Percy Gryce

    Psst. The scribbling is free. Always get the scribbling.

  • JohnBigbooty

    I’m going to make an effort to donate for once. The entertainment from RLM is worth more than the entire bloated budget of an Adam Sandler movie.

  • Mohamad Taufiq Morshidi

    Fine, i’ll give you hack frauds some money.

    But one of you guys will need to give me a blowjob.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa
  • sepiajack

    Yeah I’m all signed up as well.

    To anyone who is on the fence about this, consider: $15 per month is one trip to the movies. When was the last time you saw a movie in the theater even half as entertaining as the most recent Best of the Worst?

  • Corwin

    Historically, that would be Jay Bauman’s department.

  • BTNband

    Definitely less paintfull experience than watching Things.

  • Averroes

    I want Rich…

  • Noah Roalson

    You guys are already almost at 1,000$ a month! If I had more money to spend (still in school) I would, for now I’ll just continue watching the videos, maybe even buy a shirt from your store soon.

    P.S Chewbacca will always admire you for hating the fact that he was shoehorned into the prequels, he was unaware of the filming and plans on filing a lawsuit soon.

    Keep up the great work :)

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    By doing the monthly pledge, does content begin showing in the beginning of June?

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    They did say they still wanted free weird VHS tapes, so get on that Chewwy!

  • splimis

    15 dollars to go see a hollywood movie in theaters, or 15 dollars to help RLM make things I actually want to see. I choose the latter.

  • bassbait

    Is it possible for me to only donate to Mike? Specifically, I want to donate him my butthole… you can do whatever you want with it Mike.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Almost $1000! Go RLM go!

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    With or without his SpaceCop helmet on?

  • Duckler

    There’s a way to track this frauditude?

  • Duckler

    Gianthackfraudsayswhat?

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    The number of patrons and the monthly amount given is on their main Patreon page I think.

  • Mark Bisone

    Can we donate canned goods instead? I have a lot of those lying around.

    Don’t ask me why.

  • Duckler

    I thought it was by RichEvansFacePunches.. Color me disappointed.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    You can always make a car door with canned goods if RLM won’t take them.

    http://www.imcdb.org/i136882.jpg

  • Duckler

    And floss from my Dentist. Was I supposed to use this?

  • Memoman

    Or the last time that RLM has saved you a movie ticket’s worth for a stinker?

  • TJ

    I am so glad that you guys are doing something like this. I know my money is going to a good place in the hands of you hack frauds.

  • Duckler

    I guess Nukie tapes are not the new currency for fraudulent fat people in the Midwest.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Jessi isn’t fat.

    Jay’s only skinny because of his… addiction. Does that count?

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    You make dreamcatchers with floss. Obviously.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Rich Evans turned into a web-shooting computer with an infinite lust for knowledge. This computer destroys the world while also dealing with a girlfriend that looks just like Lyndsey Lohan.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Oh sweet. They’ve put new content up there already.

  • Duckler

    They put it there, and your brain probably noticed it. And if it they didn’t, your brain probably didn’t give a damn..

  • Daylo

    I hit the refresh button several times….. nice people, nice! I’d like to participate but I don’t sign up for things. How do I give you my hardly earned money without signing up for anything? Should I find an old VHS, stuff it with cash and mail it? I’d do that. Witty suggestions are appreciated, random banter frowned upon.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    My pancreas gives a damn either way. Poor pancreas.

  • Arthur

    Thanks for doing this, guys. I promise I’ll pledge even more money when I’m done with grad school, or when you guys stop sucking.

  • Gene Parmesan

    If the King of Rock & Roll could do it so can you!

  • sepiajack

    Exactly!

  • sepiajack

    The title of said movie: The Other Woman

  • Percy Gryce

    Thank Richevens for that. Otherwise I just sent them my kids’ college-funds worth of Nukie.

  • Percy Gryce

    Finally, some homo love for Mike. Awwww-ful.

  • sepiajack

    Wow almost up to $1500 a month. I hope that makes life a little easier for you guys! Keep up the great work!

  • Percy Gryce

    Hmm, RLM’s Patreon tote board is not showing a round number. Some wisenheimer must have executed money order $6.66.

  • Gene Parmesan

    What’s more-shitty, my comment, or your last name?

  • Meester Smeeth

    Didn’t they already do that on South Park?

  • Gene Parmesan

    I’m going to wait until the initial donations die down, so that I can round off their total to the nearest dollar amount. That way I satisfy both my conscience and my OCD, that .76 is killing me.

  • Duckler

    I’ll still trade you a liver for 7th or 8th place on the hack-fraud-commenter-graph-adoodle..

  • Duckler

    Well clever, enough man!

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    If you could part with an ovary rather than a liver, that’d be great.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    I don’t think Johnny Depp was in that issue of South Park.

    http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/transcendence/

  • Gene Parmesan

    Can’t you just do both?

  • Duckler

    Ooh, that’s going to be a tough get around these parts.

  • Percy Gryce

    Exactly. You can always trade your time for money by hanging around at the Goodwill (or the bus station) and looking for weird old VHS tapes (or love). Whatever.

  • Noah Roalson

    Too many 6’s. Too obvious, follow good ol’ George and trim one off ;)

  • Noah Roalson
  • Percy Gryce

  • Duckler

    Be cool about un-fat safety..

  • Noah Roalson

    That reference will never get old :)

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    If you take a trip with your wife to England, I heard you can find unwanted film reels in the castle dungeons, chained to the wall for easy access.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    I’m glad we ruled out that you’re not a hermaphrodite. That’s been bothering me for some time, and now I’m glad I know.

  • Duckler

    Knowing is half of the battle. Also, I have no idea what’s going on. Are all restaurants still Taco Bell..?

  • Gene Parmesan

    It says Rich Evans… HERE’S MY MONEY.

  • LelouchtheFilial

    Jay’s got his famous Milwaukee beer-belly that Gillian and omitted find so sexy.

  • LelouchtheFilial

    A Redlettermedia commenter finishing grad school and Redlettermedia not sucking are both equally-laughable ideas.
    You’re never getting your money, guys.

  • LelouchtheFilial

    Well, guys… I could have probably just stopped commenting, but I’m a drama queen who loves attention.
    TITS! TIIIIIIIITS!
    Anyway, I think I should take a break from this website for a while, and I’m only posting this so that, when I come right back here tomorrow, I’ll be able to hate myself for my lack of resolve.
    I’m horribly weak-willed and I have kind of an addictive personality. I’m a fresh-faced, sexy, maladjusted eighteen year-old who has finals to think about and I’m losing my lush, shiny hair over it. Am I illicitly describing my tight young body so that the older gentlemen of RLM will make a pass at me?
    I can’t really say, but yes.
    Anyway, I need to FOCUS on my own projects. I love just dicking around with pop culture junkies, but the minutes throughout the day where I check the comments section really adds up. And, so, I must… clear my mind. And my schedule.
    The other commenters of RLM seemed to have mastered that all-important balance of chronic masturbation and typing things. That is a balance that I have yet to achieve with my fingers and toes, but I shall learn.
    So, see ya later, Imaginary Internet Friends.
    Finals can’t win. If they strike me down, I shall become more powerful than they can possibly imagine.

  • Noah Roalson

    You can make the check out to my house number for convenience. Minimum donation of 100$ accepted ;)

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Maybe, but they don’t rap like Krispy Kreme.

  • Noah Roalson

    Peace! In all seriousness, finals are pretty damn important. You can trust us from here good sir ;)

  • Noah Roalson

    He actually just had to remove his Krispy Kreme account, he shall be known as Froggy Fresh from this day until the end of time.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Good thing it’s not a belly like those sexy starving children in Africa have.

  • Noah Roalson

    Don’t judge me old man, what I do in/around a Goodwill is none of your business. I’ll take the action anywhere I can get it. Being a wookie it can be hard to get women! ;)

  • Gene Parmesan

    It’s always so hard to watch them leave the nest. But that makes cleaning their splattered carcass off the ground that much more satisfying. See you back tomorrow for the Half in the Bag. How do I know it’s tomorrow? I just do. So make sure to check every so often, no big deal.

  • Gene Parmesan

    Yes, and all the employees still look like Kamau Bell.

  • Stranger in the Alps

    I’ll be frank, RLM. If you make a milestone goal a Plinkett review, I’ll donate.

  • Gene Parmesan

    And people still say plus size models have it too easy.

  • Mohamad Taufiq Morshidi

    Your mom

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Well he’s like that singer that’s now a symbol but everyone still calls him a Prince or something.

    Formerly known as Krispy Kreme is gonna be like that until the end of time.

  • Thanatos2k

    “Instead of a pathetic Kickstarter campaign or E-begging….”

  • Thanatos2k

    If I donate, it’s definitely going to be some amount that gets it to .01

  • Rick Brrrrrr Man!

    I love you guys so much

  • Gene Parmesan

    Perfect immature reply to an immature comment. Both of us just helped the internet run for a little longer.

  • Mohamad Taufiq Morshidi

    Look, you may be new here, but Red Letter Media is where many top minds collaborate, and routinely outsmart the most well funded, well equipped and diabolical Bra sellers on earth on earth. How do we do it? Top thinkers, experts on every field, unparalleled investigative skills and fearlessness. I would trust a Rich Evans laugh over pretty much any news source, especially a padded source, any day

  • Gene Parmesan

    I couldn’t agree more. Gay for Jay is gospel.

  • UnShame

    So much nonsense, I’m not even sure if “on earth on earth” is stylistically designed to be that way or not.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Those models even have Photoshop! The nerve!

  • Mohamad Taufiq Morshidi

    You can diminish the effects of it though

  • UnShame

    How come it says that RLM is 50% comedy and 50% video and film when it’s 100% fraud? That doesn’t add up!

  • Guest

    ..

  • Saruma

    This is great! I can’t stand watching ads in the videos. I put up with it for a really long time but lately have gotten fed up with them and often watch them on Blip with my ad blocker on, while feeling guilty at the same time. Now I can give you money directly and not feel bad about watching ad free.

  • WoodyBBad

    OK, I buy a shitpile of stuff from Amazon from your link, now I’m chipping in $2 a month…Gimme Moar Plinkett!

  • Archie Bunker

    $5 a month… don’t spend it all in one place.

  • WoodyBBad

    The patronage site specifically asks for shitty VHS.

  • WoodyBBad

    Oh shit, I’d give a buck more to not see the same shitty ads.

  • thebunnyhunter

    Finally, Ive been wanting a way to repay to for all the enjoyment you have given me.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    money? pff i’ll just donate some of my belly button lint to you frauds instead.

  • Paulus Cañamonjas

    So,one simple post= 2,500 $/month?
    You should make this scam every month, so you can finish your Space Cock fraudery!

    In all seriousness, you probably deserve it. The fans of this site are so fucking militant (in a good way).
    The only thing that worries me is the “Only for patrons” content. So now there´s a clear line between those donating and those who don´t. Which is bad.

  • Thomas Mikkelsen

    RLM are always making me laugh my ass of, while giving insights and an honest critique. The already high-quality production of your shows is ever increasing.
    You all seem like honest, humble, hard working, fun, good´ol fashion decent people and it is my pleasure and privilege to help you guys

    May green mists continue to float down all of your collective pants each night from now on and forever.

    PS
    When is the next Rich Evans sloppily shoves greasy foods in his face???

  • Mr.Fister

    apply cold water for the BUUUURN

  • catnep

    Is Rich’s face on the banner supposed to increased donations or ward off pestilence?

  • Now I Get It

    It’s to attract pests and their money, honey.

  • Now I Get It

    I’m going to tell you what Janis Joplin told Robert Crumb: “Let your hair grow long and get one of those, like, satin, billowy shirts, you know, velvet jackets and bell-bottoms and platform shoes, you’ll do alright, you’ll do okay.”

    Except for the hair. Your problem is depilatory.

  • Meester Smeeth
  • ouij

    Man, can I just give you $180 upfront for a year’s worth of $15 donations? I’d rather regret one big purchase of hack fraud content than try to remember who’s stealing from me every month.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzHCOw3Y-VU Boss Nass

    Quit hawking your cheap wares you FRAUDS! Give you money so you can shove out more crap on the internet? This better be worth it you hacks! Wheres my free button?

  • BTNband

    I just supported you and you have my permission to spend it all on beer.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzHCOw3Y-VU Boss Nass

    Pestilence and cat allergies. I think he makes a good posterboy.

  • SirSullymore

    Seconded

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Especially since it’s right after Cinco de Mayo, and people are too hungover to know any better.

  • redletterjay

    Nothing about the website is going to change. We’re not going to start holding episodes of Half in the Bag hostage or anything.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    The Verizon commercial music must die a horrible death.

  • ryapo

    Pretty sure we’ve been subtly hinted that this upcoming HiTB will feature reviews of “Brick Mansions” and “Heaven is for Real”.

  • JohnBigbooty

    Well, I did it. Proud to be one of your 350(so far) patrons.

  • Paulus Cañamonjas

    That´s right, Jay!

  • JacobHunnter

    $5 a month is a pittance for my favourite website on all of the internet. I insist you use 50 cents to cover the budget for a new season of The Grabowskis. You can spend the rest on beer and more copies of Nukie.

  • Gorrister

    “You got yourself in a tailspin…”

  • Now I Get It

    Donors are just mendicants who haven’t cashed their unemployment cheques at the bar yet. Patrons are just artists who, who, who…

  • TJ

    For just $2.00 a month, you can sponsor your very own Rich Evans.

  • cabbo

    I’m guessing that content will be the updates mentioned in the post. If I hear people are getting short set-building and food-eating videos and I’m not, I’ll flip out.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Do it for the children, his millions of unborn children waiting in the wings.

  • Rob Rose

    HOW DARE YOU ASK ME FOR MONEY? WHO THE HELL ARE YOU?

    I’m cancelling my subscription to this website. See if you survive without my viewing your videos for free.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Wookies don’t have mailboxes in their huts. Check Your Facts.

  • cabbo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPne3Wh0lqk
    I can’t donate money right now but I can spam the one and only Irish martial arts film ‘Fatal Deviation’.

  • My ex wife

    I’m sure unmarked bills stuffed in to an empty Nukie VHS case will do just fine.

  • Fartastic

    Just let me get my ass wallet.

  • Meester Smeeth

    I’ve heard about this film. Apparently, it’s both Irish and has martial arts.

  • cabbo

    It’s a vanity project by a man named Jimmy Bennet who wanted to be the next Van Damme. It’s pretty unique.

  • Ogrot

    That’s because George Lucas read a book and discovered that if he trimmed one less number from the line he could save hundreds of dollars reprinting it on countless t-shirts, movie posters, internet meme pictures, and belts specially designed to enable former fans to asphyxiate themselves from the eaves of their lonely basement.

  • http://www.gofuckyourself.net Fred

    can’t tell if sarcastic

  • http://www.gofuckyourself.net Fred

    Give ‘em yer money boys. When it comes to modern film artists/critics, these guys are the shit.

  • Can’t Say No

    Where’s the tier to remove The Careboars from their Blip TV playlist?

  • Manly Chicken

    Don’t patreonize me.

  • http://rocketboy1313.blogspot.com/ Rocketboy1313

    Since I am not a content provider I am wondering how this service is different from “Subable” which I have seen used on some youtube channels.
    Why did you chose this method of additional funding?

  • Simon Heijne

    I didn’t feel it was patreonizing. But my brain did.

  • Intheknow

    I cant wait for this week’s half in the bag review of A HAUNTED HOUSE 2!

  • metalraygear

    I don’t have much to give, but am familiar with Patreon. So give the little that i can I will.

  • Taft you FUCK

    How about YOU GUYS give FAT BOY TAFT your MONEY?! I’m the one who has to sit through this drivel, taking time out of my busy Presidential day to grace your site with my rotund presence. How DARE YOU.

    I donated a wooden nickel.

  • Thanatos2k

    No wheat penny?

  • http://www.vaughnonmovies.com/ Vaughn On Movies

    You’re right about not doing any research…

    The campaign I started weeks ago threatens those you give $10 or more: http://www.patreon.com/user?u=136860

  • Brandon Allen-Trick

    Huh? Transcend? Oh, I get it. Very subtle, Mike. What’s worse is that
    you tricked me into reading that line in your sarcastic moviephone
    voice.

  • http://www.scream-movie.net/ Charles Petrosky

    I fully endorse this suggestion.

  • sciencemile

    Good, I’ve been having a lot of plaque dreams lately.

  • Jason Ross

    When is the next Plunkett Review, hackfraud-swindlers?

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Those are the worst kind!

  • RalphCifaretto

    Let’s see, so for a $2 donation, I can cut out a cup of coffee a month, for a $5 donation, I can cut off a gallon and a half of gas a month, or for $15 a month, I can stop getting handies from the crack hos under the bridge down by the river. Hmmmm, I will seriously consider this…

  • BTNband

    We’ve all been there man, just hold on, we believe in you.

  • Now I Get It

    By “people” you mean “pests” and by “pests” you mean…? Never mind. They’ll get theirs in the World Cup’s A-group.

  • Jay Pops

    If you do Plinkett reviews of the Matrix sequels I will donate

  • Booger

    We probably won’t get one til Space Cop is out. Not a bad trade-off, though.

  • Anthony Shaw

    I would rather donate my money to build weapons to kill orphans, I would at least get more joy from that then watching all the sell out crap you hack frauds put out for free :)

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    $2 a month… only if 3000 people donate.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I might as well give these guys some money. I mean, I just wasted $12 and, more importantly, 2 1/2 hours of my time to The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The LEAST I could do is give these guys money for content that actually entertains me.

  • Daylo

    For two days I thought this was just a good joke. Then I rethunk it enough to go back and read it again.
    Sometime in the near future someone is going to ask me what I’m up to. The long reply will involve looking for rare VHS tapes done on low budgets that are best described as shitty B movies but with many scenes and nuanced moments that allow for witty, well aimed comments that some internet blah blah blah blah blah blah blah… and I’m trying to send them my money.

  • Thomas Mikkelsen

    you´ve just hit 20.000Dkk (Danish kroner) a month!

    Spend it on better stuff to smash! With a GOLD hammer!!

  • faraday

    I donated. Now where’s my GAME STATION 3.0!!?

    YOU HACK FRAUDS

  • Booger

    $2 a month?…Great, now I feel like an asshole for not donating. As soon as I find that mythical substance called money, I will donate. You guys really deserve it.

  • Meester Smeeth

    WHEN IS THE NEXT RAD LEATHER MEDIUM ON THE PATRONS

  • Gagarin

    omitted?

  • http://www.bluemonkeysfrommarz.com/ BlueMonkeysFromMarz.com

    RLM is making a Mad Max movie! I’d buy that for a dollar. Or two.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Due to sky-high inflation, your dollar is now worth 2 cents. Better to just whip out the credit card and hope for the best.

  • Otto Torrens

    I wouldn’t’ mind some more of the 25-30 minute Plinkett reviews on some more mainstream films, or hell, a 3 part Transformers 1-3 review that’s like 2 hours long. I got a lot of material for that :o

  • Nicholas

    For the benefit of future visitors to this page, this quote comes from the video here: http://redlettermedia.com/new-red-letter-media-dvd-now-available/

  • strawberryman

    ok, im gonna be a patron. but please no more waiting 2-3 weeks for new content (any one of half in the bag, best of the worst, quick cuts, pre-rec, etc etc). at this point, it’s almost $60,000 per year now from this.

  • Cacktowl

    these guys r getting 5000+ per month?!? THATS INSAAAAAAANE

    Time to chip in!

  • eon davidson

    Yes, your $5 entitles you to demand what they produce and when.

  • Booger

    Let’s not get entitled here. It’s optional.

  • strawberryman

    I said “please”. It was a request, not a demand.

  • crowbot_

    Okay, I’m now a donor. More videos pls.

  • Robby

    I think it’s the crackwhores that have been holding on.

    IfyaknowwhatImean

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