Thanks to everybody who has already donated to our IndieGoGo crowd-funding campaign to help pay for the cost of the event! If you haven’t yet, there are a bunch of rewards including passes to the show, t-shirts, a limited edition Hatch Show Print & other wacky stuff. Buy up that stuff before it’s all gone, otherwise you’ll regret it forever and ever.
If you have already donated to our IndieGoGo crowd-funding campaign to help pay for the cost of the event, our thanks go out to you. If you haven’t yet, then our “THANKS FOR NOTHING”s go out to you! There are a bunch of rewards including passes to the show, t-shirts, a limited edition Hatch Show Print & other wonderful things including spots on the show. Buy up that stuff while you still can.. before cruel fate inevitably takes everything you love away from you forever.
NashvilleStandUp.com Launches crowd-funding campaign to cover costs of live show & filmed documentary
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 17, 2015 — NashvilleStandUp.com announced today its intention to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for “LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS” during the Wild West Comedy Festival in April.
Beginning 6:30pm April 12, 2015, at The East Room in Nashville, Tennessee, the Nashville StandUp comedy scene will begin making comedy history while creating as many opportunities for stage time for as many comedians as possible during Nashville’s popular comedy festival. The current Guinness World Record for this category is 80 hours and was achieved by comedians at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood December 6-9, 2010. That show included 170 different acts by 150 comedians.
Nashville StandUp will not only break the 3.3 day / 80 hour record, it will continue through the entire duration of the Wild West Comedy Festival, and conclude on April 19th. That’s 8 days, 192 non-stop hours of stand-up comedy featuring hundreds of talented comedians from as many locations as possible.
The brainchild of Nashville-based comic DJ Buckley, this Guinness World Records’ breaking show will begin and end with The East Room’s weekly “Spiffy Squirrel comedy show” with Chad Riden on Sunday nights at 6:30. The show will also feature Corporate Juggernaut’s regular Tuesday night “ULTIMATE COMEDY” open mic, as well as other shows-within-the-show. The non-stop 192 hour schedule will feature showcases, feature-length and headliner-length sets and surprise drop-ins from comedians of various levels of fame and fortune AND infamy and misfortune.
NashvilleStandUp.com launched an IndieGoGo crowd-funding campaign to help pay for the cost of the event, including the Guinness World Records’ fees. The campaign site includes stretch goals such as live-streaming the entire event online and the production of a documentary. Perks available to donors include VIP passes to the show, special silk screened show t-shirts, limited edition Hatch Show Print show posters, even chances to perform on stage and be included in the Guinness World Records’ listing.
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. Chad Riden has served as Nashville StandUp’s “Grand Poobah” since 2001, but is more commonly known as “America’s Favorite Comedian Of All Time” by the teeming masses of loyal comedy fans.
Years ago a tiny girl walked into the Tuesday open mic at the Bar Car in Cummins Station carrying a large case and asked in a thick Minnesota accent, “um, is it okay if I play my trombone as part of my act?” Everything about her was hilarious, right off the bat. “Do whatever you want,” was the answer Mary Mack heard.
In the hey day of the Bar Car show, there were two or three working, traveling comics going up every week and about 8-10 local comics who would bring really experimental, hilarious new stuff almost every week in an attempt to out-do each other. Her first time up, Mary’s set was the highlight of the night. Over the next three to four months, she returned every week and had a new five minutes that floored everyone. She recorded those sets and self-released her first album, titled “funny.” Mary packed up a PA system and a tent and embarked upon a cross-country tour doing guest sets at every comedy club she could talk her way into, staying at KOA campgrounds to save money. She booked a lot of weeks of work on the spot and by the end of the run had become a full time, working comedian.
While performing at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival in 2009, she was seen by Nick Weidenfeld who thought, “This woman’s voice is amazing, and it’s not a put-on. Her voice cut through everything else — so I wrote her name down six years ago and thought, ‘If there’s ever the right cartoon for her, she needs to be the voice of a cartoon.'” Mr. Weidenfeld is currently the head of FOX’s new Animation Domination High-Def (ADHD) programming block and Executive Producer of the new animated series “Golan the Insatiable,” which starts Jan. 11th, 2014. Mary Mack has been cast as the voice of Dylan, a young girl whose best friend is a fearsome monster named Golan in the show.
“Dylan’s in an angry phase,” says Mary, who now splits her time between Minneapolis and Los Angeles. “She’s probably always going to be angry. She doesn’t fit in in the town she’s from, which is a suburb of [Minneapolis] called Oak Grove. “Golan the Insatiable” is about a “mighty godlord from an alternate universe” who shows up in a small town and befriends Dylan, a young girl going through an angry phase.
“Her voice is so seemingly cute, but she was able to sell kind of a sinister sound without compromising the cuteness of the voice,” says “Golan the Insatiable” creator Josh Miller. “We knew we didn’t want her to be full on Wednesday Adams. We wanted her to have real energy and she was able to bring that.”
Mary has been trying to get more acting work and spend less time on the road. She’s been busying herself with acting and improv classes, writing and trying to get published. “I’m always trying to stay tuned to an opportunity that presents itself. Being ready for the opportunities is the time-consuming thing. Some people are all about you have to create your own opportunities and all these motivational sayings, but I don’t think I’m any good at creating my own opportunities. I’ve just been having good accidents happen.”
Here’s the GOLAN THE INSATIABLE trailer:
In a special preview episode of GOLAN THE INSATIABLE, “Ragin’ Fun,” Golan becomes distracted by his new friends while supposedly babysitting Dylan (Mary Mack). Check out the preview Saturday, Nov. 23 (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT) on FOX.