Rodney Carrington, Owen Benjamin and our own Brad Hinderliter were asked to be part of a Bud Light commercial during the Wild West Comedy Festival in 2015. Brad was doing a bar show in a honkytonk as part of WWCF and they interrupted him, asking if he was “up for anything.” They handcuffed a briefcase to his wrist and told him he needed to bring it to Rodney Carrington. Then Hinderliter was dragged around town doing beer commercial type stuff: being in a parade, riding in a monster truck, etc. He then found out that he would be opening for Rodney Carrington at TPAC that night.
“It was a lot of fun,” says Brad, “and they wouldn’t let me drink beer.”
Rodney Carrington posted the clip on his Youtube channel, saying, “The commercial never aired… so we are airing it.” Here it is:
Our calendar has had “TBA” for May 15-18 for a few months now.. here you go kids:
The first annual Wild West Comedy Festival, featuring some of the funniest comedians in the world and unique special events you won’t find anywhere else, will take place in the city of Nashville on May 15 to 18, 2014. The historic Ryman Auditorium, the performance arts theaters at the Tennessee Performng Arts Center, Jack White’s Third Man Records, and Zanies Nashville will host the festival performances. Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Productions is producing the festival in partnership with Nashville’s premiere concert promoter Outback Concerts. The festival is presented by Bud Light, with Netflix as the associate sponsor.
So far the A-list lineup includes: Aziz Ansari, Owen Benjamin, Steve Byrne, Bill Burr, Rodney Carrington, Billy Gardell, Dick Gregory, Chris Hardwick (w/ live performance of his @Midnight show), the cast of Impractical Jokers, Marc Maron, Demetri Martin, Ralphie May, Dennis Miller, B.J. Novak, Nick Swardson, Aisha Tyler and Vince Vaughn.
VIP Packages will go on sale March 14th at 10 a.m.
The Tennessean is reporting that Jerry Seinfeld has decided to donate all the proceeds from his upcoming show at TPAC for flood relief. The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund will split the money generated when Seinfeld returns to Nashville Friday May 14th.
“This is a tough time for a great city, and I’m very happy to donate the proceeds from this show to the local organizations that are bringing help where it’s needed,” Seinfeld said in a statement.
This week doesn’t look too bad for stand-up comedy in Nashville. We’re lucky enough to have several heavy hitters in town and one of these great shows is even a breast cancer benefit.. so there’s no guilt in going out and having a good time:
Comedian Mike Birbiglia‘s off-Broadway theatrical performance, “Sleepwalk with Me,” has received rave reviews and contract extensions as other shows closed their doors by the droves. The show, which chronicles Mike’s struggles with sleepwalking and the effects that has had on his romantic relationship, was previewed to Nashville at Zanies when Mike was preparing for his run at the Bleeker Street Theater in New York City. More recent bookings at Zanies have been postponed as “Sleepwalk”s run was extended, but fret not! Mr. Birbiglia just touched base with N’Sup to let us know he’s coming back soon-ish:
Hey Nashville Peeps!
I’ve got big news! My Comedy Central “I’m in the Future Also” Tour is on sale now for Nashville!
I’ll be performing tons of new and awkwarder stories as I prepare to shoot a new television special and record a new CD, plus the best of My Secret Public Journal Live, Two Drink Mike, and Sleepwalk With Me.