NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 2, 2015 —
Nashville StandUp Now Accepting Submissions From Comics Wishing To Perform On World Record Breaking #BrokenRecordShow
Beginning at 11:59am 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.
Any comedians who meet GUINNESS’ professional requirements are now welcome to submit an application to perform online at BrokenRecordShow.com.
Nashville StandUp’s first “Broken Record Comedy Show” ran non-stop at The East Room in Nashville, Tennessee from Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 12:04pm to Monday, April 20 at 4:20am, setting the new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title at 184 hours, 16 minutes. The show, which kicked off with show idea man DJ Buckley and concluded with Nashville Standup’s Chad Riden, also featured about 100 other comedians from all over the country, including surprise celebrity guest sets from nationally-touring artists such as 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 was previously 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 and has already become a thing of legend.
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 at special early bird prices. One Day Passes are available for $10, All Access Passes, allowing comedy fans to come and go for the duration of the show are currently available for $40, and VIP Passes, which include reserved seating, an official show t-shirt, and Broken Record letterpress, are available for a limited time at $80.
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.