Kurt Braunohler is raising $50,000 to send 500 goats and 1,000 chickens to African families. "To raise the money, I'm going to do the dumbest thing I think I can do," he says in a YouTube video promoting his efforts. "I'm going to jet ski from Chicago to New Orleans. I don't even know if that's possible, but I'm going to do it."
He's been documenting his Mississippi River trip on Twitter, and Comedy Central is filming his adventure for a webseries. Braunohler will perform with Kristen Schaal (The Daily Show, 30 Rock) and New Orleans comic Cassidy Henehan at One Eyed Jacks (615 Toulouse St.) at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 5. (RSVP for the free show here.)
Braunohler's previous crowd-funding campaign (for $6,000) successfully funded a skywriting airplane to write "How Do I Land?" above Los Angeles. That image also appears on his acclaimed standup album of the same name.
"Let's get wet for goats!"