We have a few big updates about NashvilleStandUp’s attempt to break the Guinness World Records’ for “LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS” during the Wild West Comedy Festival, beginning April 12th.
First, so far we have raised over $3,500! That is wonderful and unbelievable and just fantastic. THANK YOU. There are 14 days left on our IndieGoGo campaign. Please help us spread the word by sharing our crowd-funding page with your friends:
This is great: Our good friends at Zanies have been kind enough to set up a benefit showcase fundraiser to help supplement the costs of this historic undertaking. The sucka-free lineup features Chad Riden, Michael Hampton, Mary Jay Berger, Gary Fletcher, Brett Cantrell, Jordan Jensen, Josh Wagner, Josh Lewis and DJ Buckley. ALL proceeds go to cover the costs of the Guinness World Record attempt! Get tickets now!
Also, Guinness has given us their blessing and approval for this world record attempt! With that notice came a LOT of rules we were not previously aware of. There are three that relate directly to the comics in the lineup of the world record attempt show:
“Each performance by each individual comedian must last for at least fifteen minutes.”
“Each comedians may perform for longer if they wish, but they may not return to the stage for four hours after they finish their set.”
“All performers must be of a proficient standard. We define this as the comedians having at least 20 professional (paid) credits in a comedy club, theatre or bar and at least one year’s experience since their first paid gig. Evidence to prove this must be presented to the independent witnesses prior to the event and the witnesses must attest to this in their written statements.”
Previously we had offered 5 and 10 minute spots as IndieGoGo perks for $25 and $50 respectively. We have now removed those options.
Donors who DO NOT qualify will be able to (A) get a full refund; or (B) choose another perk at the same price break (t-shirt or hatch show print).
Donors who DO qualify who have already donated $50 for a 10 minute spot perk have automatically been upgraded to a new 15-minute spot perk for free.
Donors who DO qualify who have already donated $25 for a 5 minute spot perk have three options: (A) full refund; or (B) choose another perk at the same price break (t-shirt or hatch show print); or (C) donate an additional $25 and upgrade to the 15-minute spot perk.
We will be contacting each affected donor individually to make sure this is handled the way they would prefer. Thank you so much for all of your support! We really appreciate it.
Please share our IndieGoGo campaign with your friends! Comics who carpool together in groups will get first choice at time slots when we start scheduling sets.