McQueen Adams @ SPiFFY SQUiRREL Comedy Show (The East Room) 5/24/2015

5/24/2015 6:30pm: McQueen Adams w/ Jon Durnell & more at Spiffy Squirrel Comedy Show at The East Room

5/24/2015 6:30pm: McQueen Adams w/ Jon Durnell & more at Spiffy Squirrel Comedy Show at The East Room

McQueen Adams has proven himself a major talent to a wide range of audiences for his stand-up comedy, directing, and writing. He has performed at top comedy clubs in NYC and LA, including Caroline’s, Gotham, and The Improv. He can be heard voicing such shows on Nickelodeon as Kappa Mikey or doing perfect musical impressions on Sirius Satellite Radio.

A popular morning show fixture on Clear Channel, he has showcased all over the country and is a sought after college act because of his wide array of musical impressions.

Currently, Adams is taking his creative symmetry of impressions and performance of music and comedy, in a fresh and innovative direction. His new show “MCQUEEN” incorporates his improvisational voiceovers while recreating movie and television scenes as well as plenty of oddities live on stage, controlling everything with his hands and mouth.

With his four latest projects (Freezer Burn, The Fox Show, “Little Dick”, and The Green Machine) Adams is moving into animated and scripted comedy across multiple platforms

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PRESS:

“This show is mad funny! Dudes doing something crazy original, it’s going to be huge man!” -DAVE CHAPPELLE

“An original show that showcases immense talent and wow factor!”-HUFFINGTON POST

“It was like watching Jimmy Fallon and Reggie Watt’s love child bringing down the house!”-BUZZED

“Nothing I have ever seen compares to the originality and hilarity that went down last night! So much going on with the one constant was FUNNY!!!!“-CNN NEWS

“It’s just brilliant!”-THOM YORKE, RADIOHEAD

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.

5/24/2015 6:30pm: McQueen Adams w/ Jon Durnell, Chad Riden & more:
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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
615-335-3137
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TICKETS: $5 at the door or in advance online

MORE INFO:
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For Booking Inquiries, contact N’Sup

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.

#BrokenRecordShow ends 184+ hour run at 4:20am April 20, 2015

#BrokenRecordShow started 4/12/2015 12:04pm with D.J. Buckley & ended 4/20 4:20am with Chad Riden.

#BrokenRecordShow started 4/12/2015 12:04pm with D.J. Buckley & ended 4/20 4:20am with Chad Riden.

‪#‎BrokenRecordShow‬ at The East Room featured the best of Nashville’s comedians & even celebrity drop-in sets from Hannibal Buress, Rory Scovel, Al Jackson, Eric Andre, Nate Bargatze, Ahmed Ahmed, Keith Alberstadt, Killer Beaz & Jon Reep. Starting 4/12/2015 12:04pm with D.J. Buckley and ending 4/20 4:20am with Chad Riden, NASHVILLE STANDUP surpassed the previous GUINNESS WORLD RECORD™ title of 80 hours for “Longest Stand-up Comedy Show – Multiple Comedians” on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 8:04pm and finished at 184+ hours long at 4:20am on April 20th.

I’ll write more about this later but for now, THANK YOU to Mary Jay Berger, Ben Jones, DJ Buckley, Brian Dorfman, Zanies, Outback Concerts, the Wild West Comedy Festival, Nate Bargatze, the comics who performed and attended the show, the Nashville StandUp volunteers and fans who were there to witness The Greatest Dumbest Thing We’ve Ever Done. I love each and every one of you.

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.
NewsChannel5 talking to Chad Riden
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!

KAMIKAZE KITTEN comedy show w/ Chad Riden and friends

KAMIKAZE KITTEN comedy show w/ Chad Riden & friends - 2nd Wed every month at Dino's in East Nashville. FREE!

Dino’s Bar & Grill is back and so is KAMIKAZE KITTEN comedy show!

KAMIKAZE KITTEN comedy show w/ Chad Riden & friends - 2nd Wed every month at Dino's in East Nashville. FREE!

KAMIKAZE KITTEN comedy show
w/ Chad Riden and friends

2nd Wednesday of every month!

UPCOMING DATES:
4/8/2015, 5/13/2015, 6/10/2015…

NO COVER!
* FREE catnip for all kittens *

“..started out pretty weird but wound up being damn funny.” – Esquire Magazine, August 2013

A stand-up comedy showcase produced and hosted by nationally-touring East Nashville-based comic Chad Riden, featuring sets from various comedians traveling around the country and some of his favorite comedy buddies from Nashville. Comics are booked in advance but there are always several shorter “bucket” spots available for anybody in the audience. The show is always loose, weird, and also pretty hilarious. If you don’t go, you’re dumb and nobody will ever love you. For booking considerations, contact N’Sup.

Dino’s
411 Gallatin Ave
Nashville, TN 37206

(https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kamikaze-Kitten-comedy-show/1547361688854976)