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Author: Chad Riden
Chad Riden is the comedian / nerd / jackass behind NashvilleStandUp.com, ComedyNews.Org, ComedyPodcast.com & other stuff. Widely regarded as America's Favorite Comedian Of All Time. You should buy him a beer some time.
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.
Sean Patton at Zanies ONE SHOW ONLY
7:30pm Wednesday, October 4, 2017
“I’ve seen him perform more than a dozen sets, and he’s killed every time. He’s dynamite, even with ordinary material, turning standard Brooklyn hipster jokes into a stomping, roaring tour de force, and elevating a bit about sex-performance anxiety into high-stakes comedy. […] He’s the rare comic who goes over as well in a comedy club as in a bar basement.”
– New York Times
Ben Kronberg will be at Zanies for one show only on Wednesday, September 6th at 7:30pm. To enter to win free tickets, fill out the form below.
Ben’s unique style blends clever one-liners and witty observations with catchy songs that he performs while playing instruments like the guitar, casio-keyboard, and loop-pedal. Much of his material has been inspired by girlfriends, who are now, incidentally, ex-girlfriends.
Since his breakout performance at the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival, Ben Kronberg has performed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “Last Call With Carson Daly” and the third season of “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show” on Comedy Central. Ben is also a regular performer at the SXSW Music Festival and has been featured at the Vancouver Comedy Festival and Boston Comedy Festival. Ben recently co-starred in an episode of MTV’s “I Just Want My Pants Back” and is currently starring in the popular web series “Ted & Gracie,” a story of a woman who is engaged to a serial killer, but has no idea.
Altercation Punk Comedy Tour headliner JT Habersaat (Austin, TX) returns to Nashville for one night and he’s bringing Josh McLane (Memphis) with him. Plus special appearances from Chad Riden, Dusty Slay, Laura Peek, Matt Boyd and maybe MYSTERY GUEST COMICS in town for Bonnaroo!? 8pm, Wednesday 6/7/2017 Spiffy Squirrel comedy show at Third Coast. $8. Buy tickets online at ThirdCoastComedy.club.
7pm doors open.
8pm show begins.
8:01pm you’re late, dummy.