GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title attempt #BrokenRecordShow hits 48-hour milestone at The East Room

BROKEN RECORD COMEDY SHOW -NashvilleStandUp.com's World Record Attempt: "LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS” April 12-19, 2015 at The East Room.

BROKEN RECORD COMEDY SHOW -NashvilleStandUp.com's World Record Attempt: "LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS” April 12-19, 2015 at The East Room.

You guys, WE’RE DOING IT.

Beginning noon April 12th, Nashville StandUp began our attempt to take the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for “LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS” at The East Room in Nashville, TN.

NewsChannel5 talking to Monty MitchellAs I type this it’s early afternoon Tuesday April 14th. That means the BROKEN RECORD COMEDY SHOW has been going for over 48 hours so far. Unbelievable. We’re having such a great time.
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NewsChannel 5 did interviews and shot show footage around noon and a live shot during their 5pm show, helping spread the word.

Jessica WatkinsLast night was incredible. Jessica Watkins is an East Nashville native, now living in NYC and she did an hour telling stories from her walk across the country when she did comedy and avoided being murdered while filming her documentary “Burning Daylight.” Nate BargatzeLouis J Gomez was absolutely hilarious and delightful as he explained how his baby is fifteen times cuter than yours. The house was PACKED for home town boy who done good, Nate Bargatze. A lot of Wild West Comedy Festival people and Zanies staffers supplemented the huge, huge crowd who squeezed in to see Nate. It was pretty awesome.

Ahmed AhmedOur good friend KILLER BEAZ dropped in and did a 30-minute surprise set, followed by Nashville favorite Mike James. Ahmed Ahmed (TBS’ Sullivan & Son, The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour) dropped in to do a fun set where he hilariously woke up a sleepy audience member in the front row. Ahmed is an absolute beast on stage and any comic would hate to have to follow him, but that didn’t stop Zanies co-owner Andrew Dorfman who jumped up to do a very funny set.

Andrew DorfmanThis show is the greatest, dumbest thing we’ve ever done, but it’s also been a lot of fun and cathartic. Nashville comedy has really pulled together to make this a reality. The comics deemed as being ‘professional’ according to GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™’ guidelines (20 paid credits in a comedy club, theatre or bar and at least one year’s experience since their first paid gig), have done shows at all hours of the day and night.

DJ Buckley has not left the building since Sunday morning at 8:30 am. Chad Riden has only left for 2-3 hours each day to sleep and shower at home and run his daughter to and from school. Several comics have slept in The East Room’s fancy new comics’ lounge in the balcony. Many have been here all night. Several Zanies servers spent the entire night helping us make sure we had over 10 people in the audience at all times, saying, “we’re all in this together.” We truly are. The East Room staff, the fans, the volunteers, the comics. It’s really been touching watching everybody work to make this stupid thing happen. THANK YOU.

If you’re in town, STOP IN! ANY TIME. We’re here. If you can’t come by, photographer Jamie Hernendez is documenting the show on her Instagram account. She does incredible work and is here at all hours doing a fantastic job taking photos and posting updates on twitter. We’re also streaming video of the event on YouTube and on our special #BrokenRecordShow site. Go now to see the lineup for the rest of our schedule this week.

ALSO: the BROKEN RECORD Comedy Show is honoring ANY Wild West Comedy Festival tickets as valid tickets for our world record breaking show at The East Room. Any and all WWCF ticket holders need only flash their WWCF2015 ticket stub or laminate to be granted free admission to The East Room with no additional purchase necessary. Hope to see you at the show!

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS attempt: BROKEN RECORD comedy show line-up announced

BROKEN RECORD COMEDY SHOW -NashvilleStandUp.com's World Record Attempt: "LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS” April 12-19, 2015 at The East Room.

BROKEN RECORD COMEDY SHOW -NashvilleStandUp.com's World Record Attempt: "LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS" April 12-19, 2015 at The East Room.

World Record Attempt: “LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS”
April 12-19, 2015
The East Room

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Beginning noon April 12th, Nashville StandUp will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for “LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS” at The East Room in Nashville, TN.

This non-stop stand-up comedy marathon will put Nashville into the record books of comedy history.

A Guinness World Records Adjudicator will be on site to certify the attempt as an official new world record.. but we will keep going.

We will not only break the current 3.3 day / 80 hour record, WE will continue through the entire duration of the Wild West Comedy Festival and conclude on April 19th.

The non-stop 7+ DAY, 169.5 hour schedule will feature showcases, feature-length and headliner-length sets and surprise drop-ins from comedians of various levels of fame and fortune AND infamy and misfortune.

Be a part of history.

Be a part of the greatest dumbest thing we’ve ever done.



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BROKEN RECORD Comedy Show tickets NOW ON SALE

BROKEN RECORD COMEDY SHOW -NashvilleStandUp.com's World Record Attempt: "LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS” April 12-19, 2015 at The East Room.

World Records' "Longest Stand-up Comedy Show - Multiple Comedians" record breaking show April 12-19, 2015 at The East Room

Tickets are NOW ON SALE for Nashville StandUp’s “LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS” world record attempt April 12-19, 2015 during the Wild West Comedy Festival at The East Room in Nashville, TN.

Our 24/7 lineup of non-stop comedy includes sets from Nashville favorites Nate Bargatze, Ralphie May, Jon Reep, Keith Alberstadt & many, many more! Get your tickets now:



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THANKS to everybody who donated to our IndieGoGo campaign! Guinness has been paid in full and we’re now booking the timeslots for comedians & setting everything up. It’s insane work, but fun and everybody we talk to is excited about the show. We’ve already received both local and international press for this event and we haven’t even done it yet!

We still would like to raise a little more money so we are offering SPONSORSHIPS to our favorite local businesses. If you would like to help us out, please email nsup [at] nashvillestandup [dot] com and we’ll send you our Sponsorship Packet for review. We’re offering VIP passes, logo placement (on t-shirts, on stage, etc) and even promotional shout-outs during the show. We’ve already partnered up with a handful of really great friends of Nashville Comedy and we couldn’t be more proud to have their help.

Please follow Nashville StandUp on Facebook & Twitter & join the FB event & help us spread the word!

Thanks again for your support!

Nashville StandUp is a 509(a)(2) Public Charity with a mission to cultivate and promote middle Tennessee’s growing stand-up comedy scene and the Nashville-based comedians that help make it a success. Check your qualified income tax professional about the tax deductible status of your charitable donation.

Rik Roberts’ School of Laughs: New Improv, Writing, Business and Performance Dates

Rik Roberts - School Of Laughs

EDITOR’S NOTE: Rik Roberts is a fantastic Nashville-based comedy veteran who teaches various classes, has a podcast and blog called the SCHOOL OF LAUGHS. If you’ve never been on stage before or want to make your act better, Rik can help set you on the right path. Here’s the latest info about his class schedule:

Rik Roberts - School Of Laughs

If you find that these dates and times don’t work for you, please consider the online writing class as an option. The feedback from those who have gone through the online course has been phenomenal. It comes with a money back guarantee, so there is nothing to risk.

Below are the upcoming class dates, times and locations. Also, you can catch up on the recent podcast episodes and blog posts by clicking those links or visiting www.SchoolOfLaughs.com.

Thanks again and please call anytime with any questions.

– Rik Roberts
1-888-895-8549
Principal & Janitor of the School Of Laughs

Stand-Up Comedy Level One: Writing
Dates: March 30, April 6 & 13 from 6:30-8:30 PM

Held @ School Of Laughs / 4811 Lebanon Rd, Hermitage, TN 37076

Email to save your spot … schooloflaughs @ gmail.com

This is a (3) date class and the investment is 200 total (10 spots left)

The Stand-Up Comedy Level One: Writing class is the foundation for beginners and intermediate comics. In this class we learn more than a dozen techniques comics use to make material solid and consistent. We watch comics on Letterman and break down why they make certain choices. We write jokes and have an opportunity to share in class. We don’t get onstage, however. So it’s a pressure-free environment where you can speak up as much (or as little) as you like.

As an added bonus, this class comes with a “Lifetime Warranty” based on available space. Once you’ve paid for the class, you can attend any and all following writing class sessions at no extra charge. So you can apply the knowledge as you progress through the ranks of comedy to make it a custom fit every time!

To register, e-mail Rik at SchoolOfLaughs @ gmail.com with your name, cell phone and the words “Ready for Next Writing Class” in the subject heading. I’ll follow up with specifics and more details.

Intro to Improv Level One: Games
Dates: April 7, 14, 21 from 5:30-7:30 PM

Held at Mad Donna’s 1313 Woodland Street, Nashville, TN 37206

Investment: 200 total

E-mail me at SchoolOfLaughs @ gmail.com with “Intro to Improv Class” in the subject heading and your name and cell phone in the body of the message if you would like to be on the stand-by list. We will sample many of the games you have seen on “Whose Line is it Anyway?” as well as many you may have never seen. You’ll learn the ground rules that apply to Improvisational Comedy. You’ll be onstage A LOT and will learn to trust your instincts.

You’ll also benefit if you are pursuing stand-up comedy. All of the games in this course can be applied to writing and developing your material. Many students develop characters and bits that can be implemented into their stand-up routines.

Stand-Up Comedy Level Two: Performance
Dates: May 5, 12 & 26 from 5:30-7:30 PM

Held at Mad Donna’s 1313 Woodland Street, Nashville, TN 37206

This is a (3) date class and the investment is 200 total (8 spots left)

E-mail me at SchoolOfLaughs @ gmail.com with “Save My Performance Class Spot” in the heading and your name and cell phone in the body of the message. I’ll reply back and let you know if a spot is available.

The Performance class is designed to get you onstage. We experiment with voices, act outs, impressions, emotion and other performance techniques to make your material pop. You will also get lots of feedback on the material you present from myself and the other students. In this class you will begin to develop a three-minute set.

You are encouraged to bring a recording device to these sessions so you can watch it back later and take additional steps to improve your performance.

The Business of Comedy Seminar
Date: MAY 30, 2015 Time: 1-4 PM

Held @ School Of Laughs / 4811 Lebanon Rd, Hermitage, TN 37076

Investment: 99 total (10 spots left)

E-mail me at SchoolOfLaughs @ gmail.com with “Save My Business Class Spot” in the heading and your name and cell phone in the body of the message. I’ll reply back and let you know if a spot is available.

You will learn more in this session about the business side of being funny than some comics learn in their entire career. You can take this class without any experience. It is a real eye opener into the world of comedy as a career.

Among other topics, we’ll discuss …

What goes in my promo kit?
When should I approach the clubs?
How do I get in with bookers?
How do I promote myself? Do I need a web site?
What is deductible?
How much do comedians make?
What market best suits my act?
What is a realistic timeline for my career?
What merchandise sells? Where do I get it?
What should I do for free, and where do I draw the line?
and MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!

For the latest information on Rik Roberts’ School of Laughs, visit www.SchoolOfLaughs.com

Less than 40 hours left to get early bird prices on World Record Breaking Show tickets & stuff

Guinness World Records' "Longest Stand-up Comedy Show - Multiple Comedians" record breaking show April 12-19, 2015 at The East Room

Guinness World Records' "Longest Stand-up Comedy Show - Multiple Comedians" record breaking show April 12-19, 2015 at The East Room

Nashville StandUp’s “LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS” world record attempt is coming up SOON: April 12-19, 2015 during the Wild West Comedy Festival at The East Room in Nashville, TN. Right now there are less than 40 hours left to get early bird prices on tickets & stuff from our IndieGoGo campaign.

First: THANK YOU to everybody who has already donated here or at our fundraiser show at Zanies or in person or online at NashvilleStandUp.com! The money that has already been delivered by IndieGoGo is being put to good use. If you haven’t donated yet, go right ahead with confidence. We have signed a contract with Guinness and this IS happening!

Also, THIS IS GREAT: a group of donors (we’re not at liberty to announce who yet) have pledged to pay whatever expenses we have that are not paid for by this crowd-funding campaign. Even if somehow THAT fell through (extremely unlikely), NASHVILLE STANDUP will pick up the rest of the bills itself out of pocket & hope to make the money back later in merch & ticket sales.

Comics: we’re currently booking time slots on the big show. Our list of comedians already scheduled to appear includes Nate Bargatze, Ralphie May, Billy Wayne Davis and many, many more. If you haven’t yet reserved your spot, GET ON IT. Time is running out. Before you pledge, MAKE SURE YOU QUALIFY! In case you missed our previous update, Guinness World Records rules say:

“All performers must be of a proficient standard. We define this as the comedians having at least 20 professional (paid) credits in a comedy club, theatre or bar and at least one year’s experience since their first paid gig. Evidence to prove this must be presented to the independent witnesses prior to the event and the witnesses must attest to this in their written statements.”

This means that before we can allow you to perform, you must give us a list of qualifying professional dates / shows. Sorry, slackers. Maybe next year.

We’re all very excited about this show & we’re glad you are too. Oh yeah, we’re calling it: BROKEN RECORD Comedy Show. Don’t skip it.

Nashville StandUp is a 509(a)(2) Public Charity with a mission to cultivate and promote middle Tennessee’s growing stand-up comedy scene and the Nashville-based comedians that help make it a success. Check your qualified income tax professional about the tax deductible status of your charitable donation.