Less than 40 hours left to get early bird prices on World Record Breaking Show tickets & stuff

Guinness World Records' "Longest Stand-up Comedy Show - Multiple Comedians" record breaking show April 12-19, 2015 at The East Room

Guinness World Records' "Longest Stand-up Comedy Show - Multiple Comedians" record breaking show April 12-19, 2015 at The East Room

Nashville StandUp’s “LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS” world record attempt is coming up SOON: April 12-19, 2015 during the Wild West Comedy Festival at The East Room in Nashville, TN. Right now there are less than 40 hours left to get early bird prices on tickets & stuff from our IndieGoGo campaign.

First: THANK YOU to everybody who has already donated here or at our fundraiser show at Zanies or in person or online at NashvilleStandUp.com! The money that has already been delivered by IndieGoGo is being put to good use. If you haven’t donated yet, go right ahead with confidence. We have signed a contract with Guinness and this IS happening!

Also, THIS IS GREAT: a group of donors (we’re not at liberty to announce who yet) have pledged to pay whatever expenses we have that are not paid for by this crowd-funding campaign. Even if somehow THAT fell through (extremely unlikely), NASHVILLE STANDUP will pick up the rest of the bills itself out of pocket & hope to make the money back later in merch & ticket sales.

Comics: we’re currently booking time slots on the big show. Our list of comedians already scheduled to appear includes Nate Bargatze, Ralphie May, Billy Wayne Davis and many, many more. If you haven’t yet reserved your spot, GET ON IT. Time is running out. Before you pledge, MAKE SURE YOU QUALIFY! In case you missed our previous update, Guinness World Records rules say:

“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.”

This means that before we can allow you to perform, you must give us a list of qualifying professional dates / shows. Sorry, slackers. Maybe next year.

We’re all very excited about this show & we’re glad you are too. Oh yeah, we’re calling it: BROKEN RECORD Comedy Show. Don’t skip it.

Nashville StandUp is a 509(a)(2) Public Charity with a mission to cultivate and promote middle Tennessee’s growing stand-up comedy scene and the Nashville-based comedians that help make it a success. Check your qualified income tax professional about the tax deductible status of your charitable donation.

Wild West Comedy Festival – May 15-18 in Nashville

Wild Wild Comedy Festival - Nashville logo

Our calendar has had “TBA” for May 15-18 for a few months now.. here you go kids:

The first annual Wild West Comedy Festival, featuring some of the funniest comedians in the world and unique special events you won’t find anywhere else, will take place in the city of Nashville on May 15 to 18, 2014. The historic Ryman Auditorium, the performance arts theaters at the Tennessee Performng Arts Center, Jack White’s Third Man Records, and Zanies Nashville will host the festival performances. Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Productions is producing the festival in partnership with Nashville’s premiere concert promoter Outback Concerts. The festival is presented by Bud Light, with Netflix as the associate sponsor.

So far the A-list lineup includes: Aziz Ansari, Owen Benjamin, Steve Byrne, Bill Burr, Rodney Carrington, Billy Gardell, Dick Gregory, Chris Hardwick (w/ live performance of his @Midnight show), the cast of Impractical Jokers, Marc Maron, Demetri Martin, Ralphie May, Dennis Miller, B.J. Novak, Nick Swardson, Aisha Tyler and Vince Vaughn.

VIP Packages will go on sale March 14th at 10 a.m.

Follow the Wild Wild Comedy Festival online:

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Holiday gift ideas from Nashville comedians

Just in time for your black friday dollars, here is a sampling of some of the merchandise one could buy from Nashville comics & alumni. Kill two birds with one click – support your local comics AND get all of your shopping done without leaving your home!

Chad Riden‘s “mailbox baseball” shirts:

Charles Ives
“biggest pile of oeuvre” shirts:

The Dead Dead
‘s “Mummified Cat” shirts:

The Dead Dead
‘s “Infinite Superdoom” shirts:

Keith Alberstadt
‘s “One Night Stand” cd:

Lahna Turner
‘s tshirts & cd’s:

The Mangy Dog Radio Hour Whoop-Dee-Doo podcast
‘s “best-of” cd:

Scot Nery
‘s “I heart pancakes” shirt:

Scot Nery
‘s “CatchU” how-to juggle dvd:

Ralphie May
‘s tshirts & cd’s:

Ralphie May & Lahna Turner welcome new baby boy

ralphie_mayNashville transplants Ralphie May (Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, Celebrity Fit Club) and Lahna Turner (VH1, Comedy Central) have welcomed their second child. On June 24th, August James May weighed in at 8lbs 7oz and measured 20 inches. Their first child, April June May, is now 21 months old. Ralphie and Lahna will be celebrating their fourth wedding anniversary this month.

Congratulate Ralphie this week at Zanies! He’ll be headlining Thursday through Sunday. Tickets are on sale now.