Two guys came up with the idea to attempt the World Record for longest comedy show. These guys are Chad Riden and D.J. Buckley. It started with an appeal for support through Indiegogo. I was one of the supporters that enabled me to have a spot on the show.
Beginning noon April 12th, Nashville StandUp attempted to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for “LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS” at The East Room in Nashville, TN.
This non-stop stand-up comedy marathon was an effort to put Nashville into the record books of comedy history. A GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS’ Adjudicator was on site to certify it as an official new world record on 4/15/2015 at 8:04 pm. They not only broke the previous 3.3 day / 80 hour record, they more than doubled the time of the record. The non-stop schedule featured showcases, feature-length and headliner-length sets and surprise drop-ins from comedians of various levels of fame and fortune.
Speaking from my experience, It was an awesome experience, the crowd was great and the comedians were a joy to work with. This experienced not only made history but with this experience I believe everyone that participated are much better off as comedians.
This effort tested our abilities and helped us to push passed limits and barriers that we thought was impossible. I would like to thank the people who organized the event, Chad Riden, D.J. Buckley, Mary Jay Berger, and the Nashville Standup group for the opportunity to be one of the performers on the historic lineup.
It was great to be in an atmosphere where there were people working together to achieve a goal. One person got up and said that they never did or been apart of something of this magnitude before in his life. Going through the experience was like something out of a movie and to see the joy, drive, and cheers of the comedians as they pushed through days of little to no sleep till the task was completed.
We also pushed to go passed the previous record by over two times when the show ended at 4:20 AM. I even got a chance to hold the certificate that was given for the record being broken.
Other comedians on the lineup included diverse comedians from the Nashville Standup Community, The Huntsville Standup Community, The Atlanta Standup Community just to name a few. Also headliners like Hanibal Buress, Killer Beaz, and Eric Andre made a performance on this historic show.
It was truly a once in a lifetime experience and I am glad I was a part of it.
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