One in a Crowd: The Juani Begood Show

Keep Austin's awkward sketch comedy on the Interwebs

Juanita Butler, creator and star of The Juani Begood Show, preps a scene for her sketch comedy series: Want to help her make more?
Juanita Butler, creator and star of The Juani Begood Show, preps a scene for her sketch comedy series: Want to help her make more?

Outside, it's grey, dark, with the potential for ice. Bleurgh. That's why the warming glow of Internet sketch comedy, courtesy of Juanita Butler, seems so appealing.

Her Web series, The Juani Begood Show, promises vignettes baked up from "the finest organic, awkward, unnatural, hormone-fed social ingredients." Once prepped and simmered, they're a fine menu of sexual and gender commentary, with an often acerbic take on men, women, and the underlying ridiculousness of the dating scene (warning: some humor may not be suitable for residents of the Green Mountain State).

There's a sampler platter already up at, but Butler is trying to raise $3,600 to pay for production on the next three sketches. So far, she's halfway there, and you can spend the last of that Christmas cash your gramgram sent you on getting her over the top. It's already a Kickstarter staff pick, and you can find out more details at her Kickstarter page.

And a little update about another project recently featured in the One in a Crowd column: Karen Skloss' upcoming prom-horror fusion The Honor Farm made its $50,000 target with two days to go. Now it's a contender to become Indiewire's project of the week. What does that mean? That means you can sign in and vote, and if it beats out the three other contenders, then the project gets a digital distribution consultation from SnagFilms. It also becomes eligible to become project of the month, and maybe of the year, with all kinds of great perks and pluses for an indie film. So what's keeping you? You're already sat at some form of web-interfacing device, so just head on over, if you feel like supporting a local film.

One in a Crowd is a series intended to showcase Texas film and tech projects that are crowdfunding their way to a goal, be it distribution, a prototype, or production costs. If you have a project that we should know about, email us at

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