Chad Riden and Mary Jay Berger play stand-up from Patrick Devine, Tim Northern, Ryan Dalton, Brian Bates, Anjelah Johnson, DeRay Davis, Kevin Saucier, Ashley Corby, James Austin Johnson, Hannibal Buress, Kristen Sivills, Stephanie Weber, Alex Poloskey, Kumail Nanjiani, Craig Smith, Chuck Anderson, Bobby Brooks, Cody Marley, Chris Crofton, Mike James.
‘Nashville StandUp Sits Down’ features the very best of Nashville Comedy from 6-7pm Sundays on WXNA 101.5 FM in Nashville and streams online at WXNAfm.org & on the TuneIn app AND is archived at ComedyPodcast.com.
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival (June 8-11 in Manchester) announced it’s 2017 comedy tent lineup and it’s pretty great:
Natasha Leggero & Moshe Kasher
2 Dope Queens (Jessica Williams & Phoebe Robinson)
The Improvised Shakespeare Company
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Apr. 23, 2015 — Nashville StandUp’s “Broken Record Comedy Show” ended its 184 hour, 16 minute run at 4:20am April 20, 2015, setting the new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for: “LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS.”
Labeled as, “The Greatest Dumbest Thing We’ve Ever Done!” The show ran non-stop at The East Room in Nashville, Tennessee, beginning Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 12:04pm with DJ Buckley and ending Monday April 20 at 4:20am with Chad Riden.
The previous 80-hour record had been held by the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, CA, for a show which ran from 6 to 9 December 2010. That show included 170 different acts by 150 comedians.
The 80-hour mark was surpassed on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 8:04pm while DJ Buckley was performing. Official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ adjudicator Michael Empric was on site to announce the new record saying, “I’m so excited to announce that with 80 hours and two minutes, you guys have set a new Guinness World Record!” The standing room only crowd at The East Room erupted into cheers, carrying co-host D.J. Buckley on their shoulders with the framed certificate from GUINNESS raised high above his head.
As the crowd settled down, co-host Chad Riden performed a set, saying he did not want the show to ever end. “If we never stop, nobody can ever beat us unless they already started before we did or we die first.” The show continued through the entire duration of Nashville’s Wild West Comedy Festival, which was conducive to celebrity drop-in sets from Hannibal Buress, Rory Scovel, Al Jackson, Eric Andre, Nate Bargatze, Keith Alberstadt, Ahmed Ahmed, Killer Beaz and Jon Reep.
The show finally began wrapping up Sunday night April 19th as the regularly scheduled weekly SPiFFY SQUiRREL Comedy Show presented the “Bestival of the Festival” showcase featuring stand-out performances from crowd favorites Mary Jay Berger, Brad Edwards, Carter Glascock, Monty Mitchell, Jonathan Craig, Brett Cantrell, Narado Moore, Joe Kelley and Jim Seward.
After an amazing set where Narado Moore improvised unflattering impressions of lackluster out of town guest comics, the marathon show came to an end early Monday morning, April 20th with show producers DJ Buckley and Chad Riden doing their final sets. “I want to do this again next year,” said Riden. “I think we have to. I want to break our own record by five minutes just to show that we know how silly and pointless this all is.” As the official clock neared 4:20 a.m., Riden thanked show co-producers Mary Jay Berger, Ben Jones and DJ Buckley, along with Zanies Comedy Clubs’ Brian Dorfman, comedian Nate Bargatze, the Wild West Comedy Festival, Outback Concerts, the dozens of volunteers who staffed the event, the comics who performed and everybody who was in attendance to a standing ovation before hopping off stage.
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.
The second annual Wild West Comedy Festival, featuring some of the funniest comedians in the world and unique special events, will once again take place in the great city of Nashville on April 15 to 19, 2015. Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Productions is producing the festival in partnership with Nashville’s Outback Concerts and Zanies Nashville.
The historic Ryman Auditorium, the performance arts theaters at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, the Exit/In, the Belcourt Theatre, City Winery, and Zanies Nashville will host the festival performances.
So far the A-list lineup includes: Lewis Black, Joel McHale, Hannibal Buress, Eric Andre, Tig Notaro, Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, truTV’s Impractical Jokers, Wits, “Jay & Silent Bob Get Old” w/ Kevin Smith & Jason Mewes, Jeanne Robertson, Doug Benson, Anjelah Johnson and Frank Caliendo.
Tickets and Platinum Passes go on sale Friday, December 19, 2014. VIP passes & Festival Passes go on sale January 2015.