Last 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.” Louis 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.
Our 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.
This 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.
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!
Dino’s Bar & Grill is back and so is KAMIKAZE KITTEN comedy show!
KAMIKAZE KITTEN comedy show
w/ Chad Riden and friends
2nd Wednesday of every month!
4/8/2015, 5/13/2015, 6/10/2015…
* 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.
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
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3/22/2015 6:30pm: The Best Buds of Comedy: Alex Stone, Sally Brooks, Mike Cronin, Sam Evans, and Cam O’Connor w/ Mary Jay Berger & Chad Riden
3/15/2015 6:30pm: Scott Eason w/ Sam Ashby, Tim Kelly, Jordan Jensen, The Daley Grimes (Jared Daley, James Grimes), Mary Jay Berger
3/8/2015 6:30pm: Jarrod Harris w/ Josh Wagner, Wix Wichmann, Mary Jay Berger, Chad Riden
3/1/2015 6:30pm: Michael Hampton w/ Gary Fletcher, Carter Glascock, Kate Spellman, Chad Riden
2/22/2015 6:30pm:Tom Wisdom w/ Josh Wagner, Ross Hamilton, Ben Sawyer, Chad Riden
2/15/2015 6:30pm: Sean Parrott, Brad Edwards, Josh Lewis, Josh Wagner, Gary Fletcher, Mark Anundson
2/8/2015 6:30pm: Darik Santos w/ Jerry Morgan, Monty Mitchell, Jordan Jensen, Chad Riden
2/1/2015 6:30pm: Mat Alano-Martin w/ Mary Jay Berger, Kite Hale, Paulina Combow, Chad Riden
1/25/2015 6:30pm: Jake Head w/ Chris Ledford, Brett Cantrell, Narado, Chad Riden
1/18/2015 6:30pm: Gary Fletcher w/ Will Copeland, Josh Wagner, Mary Jay Berger, Sean Parrott, Jordan Jensen, Chad Riden
1/11/2015 6:30pm: Brad Edwards w/ Michael Hampton, Josh Lewis, DJ Buckley, Chad Riden
1/4/2015 6:30pm: Indie Bohemians Comedy Show / Benefit for Radio Free Nashville: Ron Placone w/ Paulina Combow, Josh Wagner, Charlie Vergos, Rob Haynes, Chad Riden
12/28/2014 7:30pm: Kwanzaa Showcase w/ Nate Bargatze, Kenny DeForest, Erin Lennox, Dusty Slay, Mary Jay Berger, Chad Riden
12/21/2014 7:30pm: Mo Alexander w/ Richard Douglas Jones, Keith Alberstadt, Ben Sawyer, Kendra Corrie, Chad Riden
12/14/2014 7:30pm: Clockwork Comedy’s Patrick Cunningham, Terra Jeffrey & Nic Perez w/ Jonathan Craig, Chad Riden
12/7/2014 7:30pm: The Grand Ole 14th Annual Channiversary Showcase: Chad Riden, Mark Anundson, Joe Kelley, Dusty Slay, Josh Inocalla, Chuck Anderson, Mary Jay Berger, Brett Cantrell, Gary Fletcher, Bob Clark, Sean Parrott, Brad Hinderliter, Kate Spellman, DJ Buckley, Brad Edwards
11/30/2014: Comics Come Home Showcase: Sean Parrott, Ben Sawyer, DJ Buckley, Rob “Hotsauce” Haynes, Brett Cantrell, Daniel Swinney, Brian Bates, Chuck Anderson, Mary Jay Berger, Alex Kendig, Dan Whitehurst, Renard Hirsch
11/23/2014: Mike Speenberg w/ Mary Jay Berger, Jim Seward, Joe Kelley, Chad Riden
11/16/2014: Carlos Valencia w/ Julia Prescott, Mark Anundson, Jessica Watkins, Sean Parrott, Chad Riden
11/9/2014 7:30 pm: Bryan Cook w/ John-Michael Bond, Trevor Thorpe, Josh Di Donato, Josh Wagner, Alex Poloskey, Chad Riden
11/2/2014 7:30 pm: Altercation Punk Comedy Tour: JT Habersaat, Junior Stopka, Jay Whitecotton, Carlos Valencia, Ron Placone, Chad Riden
10/26/2014 7:30 pm: “Wasted Life Tour 2014″ w/ Jenn Snyder, Topher Riddle, John Gibson, Wayne Cousins, Joe Coughlin, Chad Riden
10/19/2014 7:30 pm: Sam Tallent w/ Byron Graham, Marcus Oglesby, De’Mun Oakley, Chad Riden
10/12/2014 7:30 pm: Best Buds of Comedy 2014 Tour Alex Stone, Sally Brooks, Mike Cronin, Sam Evans, Cam O’Connor, Chad Riden
10/5/2014 7:30 pm: Dave Stone w/ Caleb Synan, Bob Clark, Meredith Fitzsimmons, Tylere Perron, Chad Riden
9/28/2014 7:30 pm: David Dial w/ DJ Buckley, Brett Cantrell, Mary Jay Berger, Chad Riden
9/24/2014 7:30pm: SPECIAL WEDNESDAY SHOW – Geoff Tate, Sean Parrott, Chad Riden
9/21/2014 7:30pm: Tim Hofmann w/ Timmy Brochu, Jordan Hargis, Brian Bates, Kendra Corrie, Dusty Slay, Chad Riden
9/14/2014 7:30 pm: Stewart Huff w/ D.J. Buckley, Chad Riden
9/7/2014 7:30 pm: Matt Ward w/ Bryce Damuth, Chad Riden, Joe Kelley, Mary Jay Berger
8/31/2014 7:30 pm: Raanan Hershberg, Eric Sorgel, Matthew Maragno, Chad Riden
8/24/2014 7:30 pm: Dusty Slay w/ Jim Seward, Sean Parrott, Josh Inocalla, Chad Riden
8/17/2014 7:30 pm: Mitch Burrow w/ Dusty Slay, Mary Jay Berger, Brad Hinderliter, Chad Riden
8/10/2014 7:30 pm: Myq Kaplan w/ Zach Sherwin, Micah Sherman, Chad Riden
8/3/2014 7:30 pm: Dan Weeks w/ Kendra Corrie, Dusty Slay, Marty Linville, Jason Kirk, Chad Riden
7/27/2014 7:30 pm: Paige Bowman w/ Andrew Michael, Dusty Slay, Chad Riden
7/20/2014 7:30 pm: Mark Anundson w/ Gary Fletcher, Chad Riden, Jim Seward, Hunter Roberts, Sean Parrott, Brian Bates, Brad Edwards
7/13/2014 7:30 pm: Jim Seward w/ Jessica Watkins, Meredith Whitsett, Joshua Lewis, Joshua Wagner, Mary Jay Berger
7/6/2014 7:30pm: Brad Hinderliter w/ Nate Bargatze, Monty Mitchell, Brett Cantrell, Joe Kelley, Chad Riden
6/29/2014 7:30pm: Six Amigos! Chad Riden, Alex Poloskey, Rob “Hotsauce” Haynes, Mary Jay Berger, Carter Glascock, Chuck Anderson w/ special guests Brian Bates & Kendra Corrie
6/22/2014 8pm: Jeremy Essig’s LOSER: A Live Action Game (Shame) Show w/ special guests: Jim Seward, Kate Spellman, Brett Cantrell, Meredith Whitsett, DJ Buckley
6/15/2014 7:30pm: Caleb Synan, Tylere Perron, Mary Jay Berger & Chad Riden
6/8/2014 7:30pm: Ron Placone w/ Krish Mohan, David Dial, Brett Cantrell, Paulina Combow, DJ Buckley, Chad Riden
6/1/2014 7:30pm: The Alcohol, Tobacco and Fireants Tour – Brian Barganier & Jerry Morgan w/ Jon Bennett, Shane Smith, Brad Hinderliter, Chad Riden
5/25/18/2014 7:30pm: Underwear Comedy Party w/ DJ Buckley, Tylere Perron, Mary Jay Berger, Kite Hale, Chad Riden
5/18/2014 7:30pm: #WECF2014 Bestival of the Festival: Mary Jay Berger, DJ Buckley, Brad Edwards, Gary Fletcher, Sean Parrott, Mark Anundson
5/11/2014 7:30pm: Jake Head, Will Copeland, David Dial, John Thornton Jr., Ben Evans, Brad Hinderliter
5/4/2014 7:30pm: Chris Crofton w/ Chuck Anderson, Chad Riden
4/27/2014 7:30pm: Dave Ross w/ John-Michael Bond, Dwayne Duke, Anthony Savatt, Mary Jay Berger
4/13/2014 7:30pm: Chuck Anderson w/ Jeff Simmermon, Charla Lauriston, Meredith Whitsett, Chad Riden
4/6/2014 7:30pm: Bubba Bradley w/ Greg Henderson, Paulina Combow
3/30/2014 7:30pm: Tanner Inman, Brad Hinderliter, Zach Pugh, Mary Jay Berger, Chad Riden
3/23/2014 7:30pm: Rocketship Comedy Tour: Tom Brady, Dwight Simmons, Cam O’Connor, w/ Anthony Turner, Abanoub Hanna, Chuck Anderson, Chad Riden
3/16/2014 7:30pm: The Pink Collar Comedy Tour: Erin Judge, Carrie Gravenson, Abbi Crutchfield, Kaytlin Bailey
3/9/2014 7:30pm: The Heroes of Hilarity: Mia Jackson & Viet Huynh w/ Josh Wagner, Hunter Roberts, Chad Riden
3/2/2014 7:30pm: Monty Mitchell w/ Johnny Q. Amish, David Nieker, Eden Starr, Brad Hinderliter, Chad Riden
2/23/2014 7:30pm: Ron Ron Moseley w/ Ron Placone, Josh Inocalla, Alex Poloskey, Dan King, Chad Riden
2/16/2014 7:30pm: Stefan Davis w/ Gary Fletcher, David Dial, Chad Riden
2/9/2014 7:30pm: Stewart Huff w/ Will Copeland, Brian Bates, Daniel Carrillo, Chad Riden
1/26/2014 7:30pm: Tim Northern w/ Chad Riden, Darrell “D” Wright, Chuck Anderson, Mary Jay Berger
1/19/2014 7:30pm: Jarrod Harris w/ Lace Larrabee, Matt Brady, Dwayne Duke, Willis Gordon, Chad Riden
1/12/2014 7:30pm: Paul Strickland w/ JC Ratliff, Bubbs Harris, Sean Parrott, Mary Jay Berger, Chad Riden
12/29/2013 7:30pm: Dan Whitehurst w/ Keith Alberstadt, Meredith Whitsett, Jim Seward, Mary Jay Berger, Chad Riden
12/22/2013 7:30pm: Dave Stone w/ Nate Bargatze, Cherith Fuller, Hunter Roberts, Jessica Watkins, Chad Riden
12/15/2013 7:30pm: Ryan Singer w/ Will Copeland, Jeff Blank, Gary Fletcher, James Austin Johnson, Chad Riden
12/8/2013 7:30pm: Mo Alexander w/ Brad Edwards, Grant Schinto, Mary Jay Berger, Chad Riden
[Editor’s note: this show was previously known as “Mikey’s Comedy Night” at another venue. See the full list of past performers at this link.]
Nashville comedians will not only break the current 3.3 day / 80 hour record, it will continue through the entire duration of the Wild West Comedy Festival, and conclude on April 19th. The non-stop 192 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. NashvilleStandUp.com has launched an IndieGoGo crowd-funding campaign to help pay for the cost of the event, including the Guinness World Records’ fees.
This benefit showcase at Zanies is a fundraiser to help supplement the costs of this historic undertaking and features show organizers DJ Buckley & Brett Cantrell and will be headlined by NashvilleStandUp.com’s Chad Riden. All proceeds go to cover the costs of the Guinness World Record attempt.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
doors open at 6:30
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 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.)