Nashville StandUp’s “Broken Record Comedy Show” Shatters Previous GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Title

Official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ adjudicator Michael Empric presents the framed certificate to Chad Riden (left) and DJ Buckley (center).

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Apr. 23, 2015 — Nashville StandUp’s “Broken Record Comedy Show” ended its 184 hour, 16 minute run at 4:20am April 20, 2015, setting the new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for: “LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS.”

Labeled as, “The Greatest Dumbest Thing We’ve Ever Done!” The show ran non-stop at The East Room in Nashville, Tennessee, beginning Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 12:04pm with DJ Buckley and ending Monday April 20 at 4:20am with Chad Riden.

The previous 80-hour record had been held by the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, CA, for a show which ran from 6 to 9 December 2010. That show included 170 different acts by 150 comedians.

Official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ adjudicator Michael Empric  presents the framed certificate to Chad Riden (left) and DJ Buckley (center).
Official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ adjudicator Michael Empric presents the framed certificate to Chad Riden (left) and DJ Buckley (center).
The 80-hour mark was surpassed on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 8:04pm while DJ Buckley was performing. Official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ adjudicator Michael Empric was on site to announce the new record saying, “I’m so excited to announce that with 80 hours and two minutes, you guys have set a new Guinness World Record!” The standing room only crowd at The East Room erupted into cheers, carrying co-host D.J. Buckley on their shoulders with the framed certificate from GUINNESS raised high above his head.

As the crowd settled down, co-host Chad Riden performed a set, saying he did not want the show to ever end. “If we never stop, nobody can ever beat us unless they already started before we did or we die first.” The show continued through the entire duration of Nashville’s Wild West Comedy Festival, which was conducive to celebrity drop-in sets from Hannibal Buress, Rory Scovel, Al Jackson, Eric Andre, Nate Bargatze, Keith Alberstadt, Ahmed Ahmed, Killer Beaz and Jon Reep.

The show finally began wrapping up Sunday night April 19th as the regularly scheduled weekly SPiFFY SQUiRREL Comedy Show presented the “Bestival of the Festival” showcase featuring stand-out performances from crowd favorites Mary Jay Berger, Brad Edwards, Carter Glascock, Monty Mitchell, Jonathan Craig, Brett Cantrell, Narado Moore, Joe Kelley and Jim Seward.

After an amazing set where Narado Moore improvised unflattering impressions of lackluster out of town guest comics, the marathon show came to an end early Monday morning, April 20th with show producers DJ Buckley and Chad Riden doing their final sets. “I want to do this again next year,” said Riden. “I think we have to. I want to break our own record by five minutes just to show that we know how silly and pointless this all is.” As the official clock neared 4:20 a.m., Riden thanked show co-producers Mary Jay Berger, Ben Jones and DJ Buckley, along with Zanies Comedy Clubs’ Brian Dorfman, comedian Nate Bargatze, the Wild West Comedy Festival, Outback Concerts, the dozens of volunteers who staffed the event, the comics who performed and everybody who was in attendance to a standing ovation before hopping off stage.

Nashville StandUp is a 509(a)(2) Public Charity with a mission to cultivate and promote middle Tennessee’s growing stand up comedy scene by supporting the Nashville-based comedians that help make the Music City a great place to see live comedy.

ULTIMATE COMEDY open mic at The East Room on Tuesdays

ultimate comedy @ the east room every tues

open mic

ULTIMATE COMEDY is a fun OPEN MIC hosted by your favorite grump BRAD EDWARDS! Brad is backed up by the Ultimate Comedy house band “The Grey Grays” featuring SEAN PARROT on guitar/vocals and GARY FLETCHER on drums/vocals!

Every Tuesday. Each comic gets 4-5 minutes. Sign up is at 8PM. Show starts at 8:30. Let’s have a party-time!

The East Room
2412 Gallatin Ave., Nashville, TN 37206

LINEUP #3: A Live Comedy Special Taping (The High Watt) 3/23

Gary Fletcher at Lineup #3 comedy special taping at The High Watt - March 23, 2015

Lineup #3 comedy special taping at The High Watt - March 23, 2015

LINEUP is Corporate Juggernaut’s semi-annual comedy showcase, featuring thirteen of Nashville’s freshest and most talented joke-talkers! The entire show will be filmed for posterity to relive this magical evening over and over again…and then post terrible comments on YouTube about it. So bring your loud-ass laughs and sexy-ass butts down to The High Watt for a grand ole night of fun and fellowship! $5 admission guarantees you one (1) seat and at least three (3) laughs or your money back!


$5 online or at the door
8:30pm Monday, March 23, 2015
The High Watt: 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

Videos from “LINEUP #2″ show are here:

Videos from “LINEUP #1″ show are here:

East Nashville Late Night Talk Show Taping 5/11: THE NIGHT SHOW with Brad Edwards (The East Room)



TONIGHT: The East Room doors open 7:30, show starts at 8 with warm up comics: Chad Riden, Kate Spellman, DJ Buckley. Your NIGHT SHOW host? BRAD EDWARDS! and co-host Michael Hampton! with guests Renard Hirsch (comedy), Tom Schreck (music), videos from Marty Linville and David Shamban PLUS house band The Grey Grays.

The East Room
2412 Gallatin Ave., Nashville, Tennessee 37206

(The East Room is on Gallatin across the street from the Lincoln Diesel college, between the Subway and a Car Wash. The sign on the street says “LOVE East Nashville.” Park at the Car Wash. The entrance is on the side between the car wash and The East Room.)


Brad Edwards & Friends @ SPiFFY SQUiRREL Comedy Show (The East Room) 1/11/2015

1/11/2015 6:30pm: Brad Edwards & Friends: w/ Josh Lewis, Michael Hampton at Spiffy Squirrel Comedy Show at The East Room

It is an insult to Brad Edwards to even try to describe him. The essence of Brads comedy chops can not be crammed into anything as small and dull as written words. Its like looking at a photo of an atom bomb and acting like you got hit by an atom bomb NO A GAMMA BOMB like the Hulk. Ok I was wrong you can explain Brad. Brad is like the Hulk: dang funny.

SPiFFY SQUiRREL is Nashville’s only truly independent, underground professional weekly alt comedy show. Featuring touring comedians from all corners of the earth, plus outstanding local regulars who are worth paying attention to. Sundays at 6:30pm at The East Room for just $5 cover. Produced and hosted by Nashville’s Chad Riden.

1/11/2015 6:30pm: Brad Edwards w/ Josh Lewis, Michael Hampton, Chad Riden:

6:00pm doors open
6:30pm show begins
6:31pm you’re late, dummy
8:00pm show is over

The East Room
2412 Gallatin Ave., Nashville, Tennessee 37206

TICKETS: $5 at the door or in advance online


For Booking Inquiries, contact N’Sup