HOW IT WORKS
The Pledging Process
Fill in the webform. We don't ask you to pay any money upfront. You'll join a list of people who have pledged to buy a fellow comedy fan a ticket - awesome!
You join our list. Your details will be kept securely, and we'll contact you regularly to make sure you still want to be involved.
Someone requests a ticket. We work through our pledgers in the order you joined the list. When you're next up, a member of our team will be in touch with you and ask you to transfer the cost of one ticket via PayPal. You'll be given evidence of its purchase, and sometimes the recipient will send a thank-you message too. If, for whatever reason, we can't complete the purchase you'll be returned your money immediately.
That's it! You won't make any direct contact with the recipient, and you have the choice of either rejoining the pledging pool or giving as a one-off. Either way, sit back and enjoy the show, knowing you have helped out a fellow comedy fan.
The Requesting Process
Fill in the webform. The details we ask for are necessary for ticket-buying platforms. There is a box for you to send an anonymous note to your pledger, if you like. If your event is hosted by Dice, you'll need to have an account set up with them before requesting.
We receive your request. We'll work quickly to contact the next pledger and get the ticket bought for you, but please make sure to give us plenty of time (no less than 48 hours).
You receive your ticket! Woohoo!
After the event we might get in touch to ask if it all went smoothly, and ask for any feedback on the process.
Although we will do our absolute best to get you your ticket, nothing can be 100% guaranteed - we hope you understand that this is an experiment being coordinated by volunteers.
What happens with your data
What is NMJ? What is BTL? Why are you only speaking in acronyms?!
We figure that if you have made it this far, you probably are aware of No More Jockeys.
BTL stands for Below The Line, in this case meaning the comments section of YouTube videos, or more broadly anyone who is a fan of the game.
In February 2021, a Discord server was set up as a place to have intense discussions about the ontological nature of job/cold gloves, occasionally to play games of NMJ ourselves, and to generally build friendships with comedy fans from across the world. This is called NMJ BTL HQ.
NMJ BTL HQ is a growing community of comedy fans from all walks of life and is becoming a popular fanbase for other outputs from the Above The Line (ATL) trio (Alex Horne, Tim Key, and Mark Watson), which is why this initiative is not exclusively aimed at NMJ live events.
Who are you and why are you doing this?
We are a group of moderators of the NMJ BTL HQ Discord server, from the UK, Canada, Germany, France and Australia.
None of us are members of the NMJ trio, in spite of frequent conspiracy theories to the contrary.
We're doing this because we want to make a community of fans that is as inclusive and kind as possible: this includes removing the financial barriers to accessing to live shows. While we are all at staying at home and greedily hoovering up online shows, we figured it would be a good time to test out this model.
We see our community as a big one; it encompasses the fanbases of Messrs Horne (including The Horne Section), Key, and Watson and to this end we would like to extend the invite to be part of this initiative to all those who fall within this category.
How do you make sure the person I'm buying for really needs it?
Short answer is - we don't.
This is a small experiment in sharing and kindness; we hope that anyone either pledging or requesting does so in good faith.