A few words from Chad Riden

NashvilleStandUp.com was launched in the late 1990s by Andrew Sullivan and then was passed along to me in 2001. NSUP became a 501c3 non-profit on 12/16/2014.

I have enjoyed the last 22 years in Nashville .. or at least most of them.. well some of them.. okay maybe just a few.. but my time here is done.  some would say my time here was done in 2007 and to them, I say: zingaroo! Ya got me.

Anyway, I am out of here. I’m off to build an Earthship – inspired weird comedy commune on the high desert Mesa near Taos, New Mexico. Want to help? Start driving West on I-40 and when you smell my musk, pull over. you found me.

Me and a bunch of volunteers and friends and family will be building all kinds of eco-friendly off-the-grid structures using negative carbon footprint alternative building techniques out there including a comedy club so come hang out whenever you want. We would love to see you. (New Mexico has a progressive female Democrat Governor; legal cannabis; the strongest LGBT+ protections in the nation; access to legal abortion; and isn’t sweat dripping from your balls humid. For real, come hang.)

Here’s a video about what I’m doing:

As far as “Nashville StandUp” is concerned, I will maintain the non-profit, taking a passive role as I work on my new endeavors. I have handed the keys over to some very competent women who I know will take what I have done here and run with it, making something far better than I ever could.

Please join me in supporting them as they take Nashville Comedy to the next level. If you’d like to volunteer I am sure they would appreciate your help.

My philosophy has always been: promote everybody and everything and all boats will rise. Now, some of the boats did sink.. But that’s not on me. I did my part. It’s now somebody else’s turn.

Thank you for all of your support over the years. Even if I don’t ever remember your name and am sometimes mean to you just know that I love you and I will miss you and I hope to see you in the future. I will be back often. probably far more often than you would like.. But until then, goodbye forever, I will see you never.

your frenemy,
Chad Riden