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.