Sean Maloney poked around Nashville comedy a little bit a while back and wrote a thing he calls his “epic, unflinching portrait of Nashville comedy” for SplitSider.
While I appreciate him for writing this and for including me, even one mention of random idiots like this Lynn person is probably too many in a piece that doesn’t mention Keith Alberstadt or Tim Northern. It’s like Last Comic Standing putting the guy in the chicken suit on screen and letting him speak while touring comics were only visible for a second as the camera panned across the room. Thanks to Mr. Maloney for plugging NashvilleStandUp.com though.
This line sums the piece up pretty well: “Nashville comics are great, but socially inept for the most part. They’re lovely people but – ” says [Kendra] Corrie. “They just can’t get it together to be supportive in the way that I think that they would if they just weren’t afraid of human touch.”
NashvilleStandUp.com would like to wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kooky Kwanza, Funky Festivus, or whatever it is you celebrate. To help spread a little holiday cheer.. here’s a classic clip of Nashville-based comedian Chad Riden‘s cameo appearance as Tiny Tim in George C. Scott’s “A Christmas Carol.” Clip courtesy of WBXX-TV:
We’ve resurrected the old NashvilleStandUp Podcast feed, errbody.
Originating in 2005, The NashvilleStandUp Podcast was one of the very first comedy podcasts around. We were doing this so early in the game that the domain “ComedyPodcast.com” was AVAILABLE for sale and purchased by NashvilleStandUp.com’s Chad Riden for $8.
The N’Sup Podcast was, at the time, the ONLY comedy podcast in iTunes where a panel of comics sat around being jackasses, ripping on each other, playing clips from live shows, doing phone interviews with comedians.. and originated the now famous (and often imitated) Iron Comic comedy competition. A highlight of these old shows was a phoner from Patton Oswalt.
Many of the early episodes originally aired live as “The NashvilleStandUp Radio Show” on X-Radio in Nashville, Tennessee. A later GarageBand produced revival of the show was short lived, but set the stage for the sketch-based Mangy Dog Radio Hour Whoop Dee Doo, which continued for 49 episodes and spawned one Greatest Hits cd.
NashvilleStandUp will be adding more clips over time. Also, we’ll add the audio tracks from all of the old N’Sup cd’s produced at the Truth, Beauty & Goodness shows in Ashland City & some other old recordings we’ve got sitting around in the archives. We’ve got unlimited server space and bandwidth, so we can leave these things in that spot forever.. so, comics, if there is anything of yours you find that you DO NOT want online just let us know and we’ll take it down.
Just in time for your black friday dollars, here is a sampling of some of the merchandise one could buy from Nashville comics & alumni. Kill two birds with one click – support your local comics AND get all of your shopping done without leaving your home!
Thanks to Twitter’s new “list” feature, our sidebar now features random thoughts from various Nashville-based comics, alumni, and people we claim as one of us whether they like it or not. Follow NSUP‘s nashville-comedians list at: http://twitter.com/#/list/nsup/nashville-comedians