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.
Tickets are now on sale for NashvilleStandUp.com‘s #BrokenRecordShow 4 – April 15-22, 2018 at Third Coast Comedy Club in Nashville, TN. 184 hours and 31 minutes of 24-hours-a-day non-stop WORLD RECORD BREAKING comedy as part of the Nashville Comedy Festival.
Beginning at 5am on Sunday, April 15th, 2018, Nashville StandUp will attempt to top it’s own world record title for “LONGEST COMEDY VARIETY SHOW” at Third Coast Comedy Club in Nashville, TN as part of the Nashville Comedy Festival. Nashville Standup is the current GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS holder for “LONGEST STANDUP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS” – a record it originally set in 2015 and have topped by five minutes annually ever since.
The 184 hours and 31 minutes of 24-hours-a-day non-stop WORLD RECORD BREAKING comedy show features stand-up comedy sets from nationally touring comedians plus surprise drop-ins from comics of various levels of fame and fortune (and infamy and misfortune) PLUS sketch and improv comedy group performances! The show is co-produced by Nashville-based comedians DJ Buckley and Chad Riden.
ALL ACCESS and VIP tickets are available only BEFORE the show begins! Day passes will be available at the door during the show.
The show will also be live streamed on NSUP’s Twitch and YouTube channels.
ADVANCE TICKETS: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3231619
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1845097035532574/
Third Coast Comedy Club: 1310 Clinton Street, Suite 121, Nashville, TN 37203
Nate Bargatze was back on The Tonight Show April 5, 2018 with stories about seeing a dead horse in someone’s yard and his experience hiking Mt. Rainier in Seattle:
Nate is such a huge Vanderbilt University fan that he once showed up to a game so early that he helped open the concession stand:
Joe Kelley returns to Nashville for a comedy album recording!
Joe Kelley is a very lovable comedian. Originally from Flint, Michigan, he began doing comedy in Nashville and now lives out of his van in Seattle, Washington. Joe has a unique perspective on life, combined with a mid-western charm that makes audiences love him and comfortable with opening up to different ideas.
11pm Saturday, October 7, 2017
Third Coast Comedy Club
1310 Clinton St #121, Nashville, TN 37203
TICKETS $10 at the door or online (includes a copy of the album)