Nashville StandUp Sits Down #41 – 2/26/2017 – DJ Buckley

2/26/2017 Nashville StandUp Sits DOWN on WXNA: DJ Buckley, Mary Jay Berger, Chad Riden at #BrokenRecordShow 4/15/2015 2/26/2017 Nashville StandUp  Sits DOWN on WXNA: DJ Buckley, Mary Jay Berger, Chad Riden at #BrokenRecordShow 4/15/2015

Chad Riden and Mary Jay Berger welcome guest DJ Buckley (GUINNESS World Records’ title holding / breaking #BrokenRecordShow) and play stand-up from Nate Bargatze, Brad Sativa, Brian Bates, Eric Andre, Johnny Q. Amish, Will Copeland, Drew Thomas, John Hickok, Kayla Evans, Keith Alberstadt, Micah Dean, Ryan Heart, Patrick Devine.

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Help document the greatest dumbest thing we’ve ever done twice on film

help produce a #BrokenRecordShow documentary film

help produce a #BrokenRecordShow documentary film

The only thing more pointless and silly than more than DOUBLING the world record for “LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS,” would be breaking your own GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title (184 hours, 16 minutes) by just five minutes. Guess what we’re doing?

Last year’s #BrokenRecordShow was SO FUN. We shot video of the entire show to meet GUINNESS’ evidence requirements but we really wish we could have filmed a documentary about what we were doing. We have all the resources we need to successfully run this 8-day long show and beat our own world record, but we don’t have the equipment we need to film a behind the scenes documentary about doing this very dumb thing (again). That’s where you come in.

We’ve launched an IndieGoGo crowd-funding campaign to pay for the minimum equipment we need to film a documentary.

What We Need

  • Three GoPro Hero4 cameras (3 x $329 = $987)
  • Six 64GB SD cards (6 x $24 = $144)
  • One USB hard drive ($125)
  • If we raise more money than the bare minimum we need ($1256 + 10% to cover the fees IndieGoGo will take out), maybe we’ll be able to buy a MacBook Pro to edit this thing on and be able to compensate people who help us out.

What You’ll Get
We appreciate your help. Here’s some ways we’ll thank you:

  • VIP all-access passes to the show May 15-23 at The East Room in Nashville, TN – watch hundreds of comics driven to madness by a relentless amount of comedy as many times as you want.
  • Tickets to an Exclusive Advance Screening of the finished film
  • Digital download of the finished film
  • YOUR NAME in the credits of the film / on IMDB
  • Weird other stuff?

Risks & Challenges
We HAVE done this before. That said, God is cruel and there are several ways he could possibly smote us:

  • The East Room is destroyed by terrorists who hate freedom and comedy.
  • What if we DON’T break our own world record? We’ll look pretty dumb, won’t we? The big difference is we first broke the world record after 80 hours and this time it’s going to take us 184 hours and 16 minutes to do it. That’s many more opportunities to screw this up.

Other Ways You Can Help
Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help:

  • Please tell your friends on social media!
  • Volunteer to help! Last year we had over 60 volunteers and we couldn’t have done the show without them.
  • SHOW UP at the show! We need butts in the seats. Everybody will be much more comfortable with a full audience.
  • Join the NashvilleStandUp.com mailing list & follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & YouTube.
  • Steal money from some richie rich person who doesn’t deserve what they have and THEN contribute with THAT money.
  • Wherever you live, go find the local comedy shows and comedians and support them. The super famous incredible “breakout” comics of 10-15 years from now are trying standup comedy for the first time ever this week and you could be there to see them.

Thank you very much for donating and we hope to see you at the show!

NashvilleStandUp.com's #BrokenRecordShow vol. 2 - May 15-23, 2016 at The East Room in Nashville, Tennessee. 8+ days of 24-hours-a-day non-stop stand-up comedy.

We’re going to break our own GUINNESS WORLD RECORD by five minutes May 15-23, 2016

#BrokenRecordShow vol. 2 - May 15-23, 2016 at The East Room

#BrokenRecordShow vol. 2 - May 15-23, 2016 at The East Room

From April 12-20, 2015, Nashville StandUp produced the World Record setting #BrokenRecordShow at The East Room in Nashville, Tennessee – a non-stop 184 hour, 16 minute long standup comedy show that more than doubled the previous GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title of “Longest Stand-Up Comedy Show – Multiple Comedians.” The show featured about 100 comedians, including surprise celebrity guest sets from Hannibal Buress, Eric Andre, Rory Scovel, Nate Bargatze, Luis J. Gomez, Keith Alberstadt, Jon Reep, Ahmed Ahmed and Killer Beaz.

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By more than doubling the previous record of 80 hours, this non-stop stand up comedy marathon put Nashville into the record books of comedy history. A GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title Adjudicator was on site to certify the attempt as an official world record on Wednesday April 15th at 8pm.. but the show kept going until Monday, April 20th, at 4:20am. Hundreds of people attended the event and even more watched online. The successful attempt was covered by many local and international media outlets and mentioned in countless social media posts. It was the greatest, dumbest thing we ever did.. and we’re going to do it again.

post show photo, April 20, 2015
post show photo, April 20, 2015

Beginning at 11:59am on Sunday, May 15th, 2016, Nashville StandUp will attempt to break it’s own GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for “LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS” at The East Room in Nashville, TN.. by five minutes.

The non-stop 8+ day schedule will feature showcases, feature-length, and headliner-length sets, and will include surprise drop-ins from comedians of various levels of fame and fortune. The brainchild of Nashville-based comic DJ Buckley, this record-breaking show is being co-produced by Nashville-based comedian Chad Riden and The East Room’s Ben Jones.

It’s The Greatest Dumbest Thing We’ve Ever Done Twice.

Be a part of history.. again. Tickets are on sale NOW at special EARLY BIRD prices. Here’s the facebook event.

Nashville StandUp is a 509(a)(2) Public Charity with a mission to cultivate and promote middle Tennessee’s growing stand up comedy scene by supporting the Nashville-based comedians that help make the Music City a great place to see live comedy.

World Record holder DJ Buckley being carried around The East Room April 15, 2015. PHOTO: Erika Chambers
World Record holder DJ Buckley being carried around The East Room April 15, 2015. PHOTO: Erika Chambers

#BrokenRecordShow ends 184+ hour run at 4:20am April 20, 2015

#BrokenRecordShow started 4/12/2015 12:04pm with D.J. Buckley & ended 4/20 4:20am with Chad Riden.

#BrokenRecordShow started 4/12/2015 12:04pm with D.J. Buckley & ended 4/20 4:20am with Chad Riden.

‪#‎BrokenRecordShow‬ at The East Room featured the best of Nashville’s comedians & even celebrity drop-in sets from Hannibal Buress, Rory Scovel, Al Jackson, Eric Andre, Nate Bargatze, Ahmed Ahmed, Keith Alberstadt, Killer Beaz & Jon Reep. Starting 4/12/2015 12:04pm with D.J. Buckley and ending 4/20 4:20am with Chad Riden, NASHVILLE STANDUP surpassed the previous GUINNESS WORLD RECORD™ title of 80 hours for “Longest Stand-up Comedy Show – Multiple Comedians” on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 8:04pm and finished at 184+ hours long at 4:20am on April 20th.

I’ll write more about this later but for now, THANK YOU to Mary Jay Berger, Ben Jones, DJ Buckley, Brian Dorfman, Zanies, Outback Concerts, the Wild West Comedy Festival, Nate Bargatze, the comics who performed and attended the show, the Nashville StandUp volunteers and fans who were there to witness The Greatest Dumbest Thing We’ve Ever Done. I love each and every one of you.

BROKEN RECORD Comedy Show tickets NOW ON SALE

BROKEN RECORD COMEDY SHOW -NashvilleStandUp.com's World Record Attempt: "LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS” April 12-19, 2015 at The East Room.

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

Tickets are NOW ON SALE for Nashville StandUp’s “LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS” world record attempt April 12-19, 2015 during the Wild West Comedy Festival at The East Room in Nashville, TN.

Our 24/7 lineup of non-stop comedy includes sets from Nashville favorites Nate Bargatze, Ralphie May, Jon Reep, Keith Alberstadt & many, many more! Get your tickets now:



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THANKS to everybody who donated to our IndieGoGo campaign! Guinness has been paid in full and we’re now booking the timeslots for comedians & setting everything up. It’s insane work, but fun and everybody we talk to is excited about the show. We’ve already received both local and international press for this event and we haven’t even done it yet!

We still would like to raise a little more money so we are offering SPONSORSHIPS to our favorite local businesses. If you would like to help us out, please email nsup [at] nashvillestandup [dot] com and we’ll send you our Sponsorship Packet for review. We’re offering VIP passes, logo placement (on t-shirts, on stage, etc) and even promotional shout-outs during the show. We’ve already partnered up with a handful of really great friends of Nashville Comedy and we couldn’t be more proud to have their help.

Please follow Nashville StandUp on Facebook & Twitter & join the FB event & help us spread the word!

Thanks again for your support!

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.