Chad Riden plays “Jimmy Dale” in Scotty McCreery blackmail video

Here’s a sketch video NashvilleStandUp’s own Chad Riden did with American Idol’s Scotty McCreery to promote Scotty’s ACM New Artist Of The Year nomination. Since Scotty posted the video online a week ago, his fans have warmly embraced Chad as “cousin” JIMMY DALE. Some YouTube comments even go so far as to say Riden should get his own show on CMT.. and we wholeheartedly agree. wink wink

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Rik Roberts: School Of Laughs, CMT appearance

Rik Roberts
..and now an update from Nashville-based comic Rik Roberts:

First off PLEASE come out and support the latest graduating class from the School of Laughs at ZANIES in Nashville on Wednesday, November 19th. The show starts at 7:30p.m., doors open at 6:45. Call Zanies box office (615) 269-0221 to purchase tickets. If you ask for the “friend/family of a performer” discount the price will be $6. The special rate is not available for online purchases. Tickets at the door are $10 if there are any left.
Attending this show will give you a chance to meet students and pick their brain about the classes. It will also give them a full house to perform in front of which will really give them great energy.
Many of you have asked when the next round of classes will at Zanies. Although I don’t have dates set in stone yet, here is what I am shooting for:
Stand – UP Writing Class
Mondays, February 2, 9, 16 & 23 5:30-7:30p.m.
Stand – UP Performance Class
Mondays, March 2, 9, 16 & 23 5:30 – 7:30p.m.
Business of Comedy Class
Monday, March 30 5:30-8:30 p.m.
If there is enough interest, I will have an IMPROV class in APRIL. Class descriptions online at
As soon as dates get locked in for any class I will send out an announcement.
Don’t want to spend the money on yourself for classes? Have someone else do it! You can let people know you want to take these classes and have them pay your tuition with a gift certificate. Just have them e-mail me and I will guide them through it. The gift certificate is available for any of the 4 week courses for $200, and for the Business Class for $75. All pre-paid certificate are fully refundable if you decide not to take the class.
I will be appearing on “The 20 Greatest Redneck Moments Part 2” on CMT Fri. Nov. 14th – 11:15AM, Tues. Nov. 18th – 10:00PM, Wed. Nov. 19th – 3:00PM & Fri. Dec. 5th – 10:30 PM CST.
If you have a DVR.. I will be appearing on “Bananas” in national syndication through Sony Studios on January 24th & August 1st. Each market has different channels and air times, but those are the dates I’ll be on. So, search it out on your DVR and watch!