Chad Riden and Mary Jay Berger play stand-up from Jim Jefferies, Billy Wayne Davis, Ron Funches, Christopher Titus, Laura Peek, Ryan Singer, Keith Bergman, Jesse Perry, Sara Schaefer, Stephen Spinola, DL Hughley, Tig Notaro, Ben Kronberg.
‘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 and is archived at ComedyPodcast.com.
Chad Riden and Mary Jay Berger welcome Brett Brock to Martha’s Chicken Shack at the WXNA studios and plays stand-up from Doug Stanhope, Andrew Andrist, Dave Attell, Keith Bergman, Brian B Cov Covington, Kristine Levine, JB Ball, Ben Kronberg.
‘Nashville StandUp Sits Down’ features the very best of Nashville Comedy from 1-2pm Wednesdays on WXNA 101.5 FM in Nashville and streams online at WXNAfm.org & on the TuneIn app AND is archived at ComedypPodcast.com.
Keith Bergman, Sam Rager, Omar Nava, Sammy Azner, Kayla Evans, Aaron Weber & Chad Riden at Spiffy Squirrel comedy show at The East Room 10/9/2016.
KEITH BERGMAN has been swilling coffee and driving around the country telling stories for six years. Before that, he spent a long time playing drums in rock and roll bands. He hasn’t bought any new clothes since then. His comedy veers from smart, sardonic observations to ridiculous personal tales of keeping it together in a world gone weird. He’s performed from LA to New York, in A-list comedy clubs and small town dive bars, and when he’s not at home being an adequate father and husband, he’s on the road seeking the next adventure and the perfect Reuben.
SAM RAGER, often described as charmingly dark, has been honing her comedy across the Midwest since 2012. Not one to shy away from touchy subjects, she is able to derive hilarious commentary from her personal sob stories, and helps audiences feel comfortable enough to unpack the skeletons in their own closets. When she isn’t slinging jokes on stage she helps produce Detroit Comedy Underground.
OMAR NAVA is a stand-up comedian, writer & performer based in Los Angeles. A graduate of Rice University, he realized shortly after graduating that there are no refunds for college. He moved to LA in 2010 to pursue a career in comedy and quickly became a local favorite performing regularly at many clubs across the city including The Improv, The Comedy Store & The Ice House.
Omar’s comedy is a mix of personal stories and social commentary based on his unique life experiences conveyed with a likability and wit that audiences can’t help but fall in love with. He’s performed in a number of festivals including The Coup de Comedy Festival in Irvine, CA, The Eagle Rock Comedy Festival in Eagle Rock, CA, The 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival in Minneapolis, MN, The Dallas Comedy Festival, & RIOT LA.
In addition to stand-up, Omar also writes, directs, & produces a YouTube web series with fellow comedians called GRINGO and has guest-starred on other web series such as Creepy Caress and My Super Over Active Imagination.
SPiFFY SQUiRREL is an independent, underground professional weekly alt comedy show featuring touring comedians from all corners of the earth, plus outstanding local regulars who are worth paying attention to. Sundays at 6:30pm at The East Room. Produced and hosted by Nashville’s Chad Riden.
Nashville StandUp Announces Comedians Scheduled To Perform On World Record Breaking #BrokenRecordShow
Beginning at 5am on Sunday, May 15th, 2016, Nashville StandUp will attempt to top 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.
Nashville StandUp’s first “Broken Record Comedy 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, setting the new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title at 184 hours, 16 minutes. 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.
The previous 80-hour record had been held by the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, CA, for a show which ran December 6-9, 2010. By more than doubling the previous record, #BrokenRecordShow’s 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 continued until Monday, April 20th, at 4:20am. Hundreds of people attended the event and even more watched online. The successful attempt was covered by local and international media outlets, mentioned in countless social media posts and has already become a thing of legend.
#BrokenRecordShow vol. 2’s 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 AND infamy and misfortune. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ rules say: “All performers must be of a proficient standard. We define this as the comedians having at least 20 professional (paid) credits in a comedy club, theatre or bar and at least one year’s experience since their first paid gig. Evidence to prove this must be presented to the independent witnesses prior to the event and the witnesses must attest to this in their written statements.”
The comedians currently scheduled to perform May 15-23 at The East Room as part of #BrokenRecordShow vol. 2 are: Ian Abramson, Ahmed Ahmed, Sarah Albritton, Nick Alexander, Chuck Anderson, Sammy Anzer, Emma Arnold, Mo Arora, Jeffrey Baldinger, Nate Bargatze, Brian Bates, Lila Mae Bear, Mark Bentley, Mary Jay Berger, Keith Bergman, Dj Buckley, Jamie Carbone, Josh Carter, Jesse Case, Cliff Cash, Andre Churchwell, Katrina Coleman, Ashley Corby, Wes Corwin, Joe Coughlin, Brian Covington, Jonathan Craig, Chris Crofton, Patrick Cunningham, Bryce Damuth, Billy Wayne Davis, Joe Derosa, Patrick Devine, David Dial, Dwayne Duke, Scott Eason, Brad Edwards, Ku Egenti, Benny Elbows, Max Fine, Gary Fletcher, Fray Forde, Megan Gailey, John Gibson, Kyle Gillis, Doug Gillon, Andrew Ginsburg, Carter Glascock, Derek Graff, Ross Hamilton, Michael Hampton, Jordan Hargis, Rob Haynes, Jake Head, Brad Hinderliter, Hannah Hogan, Stewart Huff, Brandon Ijames, Josh Inocalla, Jordan Jensen, Katherine Jessup, Myq Kaplan, Joe Kelley, Ryan King, Ben Kronberg, Josh Lewis, Danny Limor, Kristen Lundberg, Todd Masterson, Josh Mclane, Monty Mitchell, Narado Moore, Leslie Nash, Tim Northern, Tommy Oler, Sean Parrott, Alex Poloskey, Zach Pugh, Curtis Rambo, Jc Ratliff, Jon Reep, Mark Reilly, Chris Rex, Topher Riddle, Chad Riden, Hunter Roberts, Rik Roberts, Dave Ross, Dick Satori, Brad Sativa, Ben Sawyer, Brent Schmidt, Rory Scovel, Kate Sedgwick, Jim Seward, Bo Shuster, Tom Simmons, Dusty Slay, Jen O’neil Smith, Kate Spellman, Eric Steele, Owen Straw, Daniel Swinney, Geoff Tate, Matthew Tate, Sara Tiana, Kent Tucker, Josh Wagner, Patrick Wallace, Aaron Weber, Dan Whitehurst, Danny Whitson, Joel Wilson, Mike Winfield, Will Wininger, Josh Wolf, Pete Wolynec, Dave Yates and many surprise celebrity drop-ins, which will be announced on Nashville StandUp & #BrokenRecordShow’s social media accounts.
The brainchild of Nashville-based comic DJ Buckley, this record-breaking show is being co-produced by Nashville-based comedian Chad Riden, The East Room’s Ben Jones and comedian Mary Jay Berger.
“This show is the best thing I’ve ever done, and if it never stopped I’d be fine with it,” says D.J. Buckley. “Last year, I got to see a lot of funny comics and great people come together to work on something none of us could have accomplished by ourselves, and I think this year will be even better since we actually know what we’re doing this time.”
“It’s the greatest dumbest thing we’ve ever done twice,” Chad Riden smirks. “If you asked me that old guidance counselor question, ‘if you could do anything in the world, what would you rather be doing right now?’ the answer would always be ‘a stand-up comedy show.’ We figured out a way to be able to do comedy all day, every day and it was a dream come true. I’ve missed the first show ever since we ended it and I’m really excited to be doing it again. Maybe this time we just won’t ever stop. Nobody can ever beat our record if our show never ends.”
“Breaking our own record this year is an attempt to further show the legitimacy of the comics in Nashville,” says The East Room’s Ben Jones. “To break the record by a mere 5 minutes is to compete with the absurdity of last year’s successful attempt to more than double the previous record.”
Tickets are on sale now. One Day Passes are available for $10, All Access Passes, allowing comedy fans to come and go throughout the entire show all week long are available for $60. VIP Passes allowing fans access to reserved seating and include an official show t-shirt and letterpress show print are also available for $100.
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.
“Brilliant. The modern day version of Crank Yankers.” – Bob Pettit, Aqua Teen Hunger Force art director
“The Picture Show” is a stand up comedy presentation of stock photos from the internet and Facebook posts of Atlanta-based comedian Ben Palmer asking companies ridiculous questions and their hilarious responses, and also Ben’s ‘Freelance Customer Service,’ a bit where Ben answers questions on behalf of the company and raises hell and confusion on the consumers who initially asked the questions. His hilarious responses finally poke fun at the people who live to pester corporations through petty complaints and disillusioned requests.
After being fired from his job for posting pictures of his vacation on Facebook, Ben felt that it was time to go at the corporate world and its consumers. If they can view his profile and do as they please, Ben felt that he should be able to do the same. He uses his years of experience as an actual customer service representative for JoAnn Fabrics and an environmental company, in which he fielded call after call of angry customers without ever being able to express his true feelings.
Ben’s work can be found on Amazon.com in the form of two published books, Stock Photos with Captions, a collection of stock photographs with hilarious captions, and Freelance Customer Service, a story of Ben’s quest to provide the most excellent freelance customer service on Facebook for companies that he does not work for.
Ben has maneuvered his way onto three separate court television shows, Judge Alex, Judge Joe Brown, and Judge Alex again, appearing as a witness, plaintiff, and defendant, arranging court cases with his friends to sue each other and splitting the money. Ben has been performing stand up comedy for six years and has worked at clubs and theatres throughout the country.