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 kept going until Monday, April 20th, at 4:20am. Hundreds of people attended the event and even more watched online. The successful attempt was covered by many local and international media outlets and mentioned in countless social media posts. It was the greatest, dumbest thing we ever did.. and we’re going to do it again.
#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. The brainchild of Nashville-based comic DJ Buckley, this record-breaking show is being co-produced by Nashville-based comedian Chad Riden and The East Room’s Ben Jones.
Be a part of history.. again. Tickets are on sale NOW at special EARLY BIRD prices. Here’s the Facebook event, the Facebook fan pages for BrokenRecordShow & NSUP and the twitter accounts are @BrokenRecordSho & @NSUP.
It’s the greatest dumbest thing we’ve ever done twice.
“This show is the best thing I’ve ever done, and if it never stopped I’d be fine with it. 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.”
– D.J. Buckley is a lovable goofball who loves telling jokes and pushing limits
“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 showever 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.
The celebrity guest drop-ins are always exciting but watching young comics evolve is magical. The only way to develop as a comic is by getting stage time, and this show provides plenty of it. Last year, some comics took that opportunity and made incredible use of it. Personally, I logged about 30 hours on stage over the course of eight days. Most touring comics would take at least 5-6 weeks to do those kinds of numbers. It was crazy to see young comics who had previously thought they weren’t capable of doing a 30 minute set hone and pace themselves and master doing a half hour. You could see the comics who really put in the work develop right in front of you and grow so comfortable on stage that they were able to throw away the constraints of pre-written bits and totally improvise for hours and be funnier than they’ve ever been before.”
– Chad Riden is America’s Favorite Comedian Of All Time
“Breaking our own record this year is an attempt to further show the legitimacy of the comics in Nashville. 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.”
– Ben Jones, The East Room
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.