BROOKLYN, New York (03/05/2010) – Dubbed Best Oddball Night by New York Magazine, the World Record Appreciation Society returns to Joe's Pub with a charity fundraiser for Lifestyles for the Disabled on Wednesday, March 17th.
The event, hosted by Universal Record Database co-founders Dan Rollman and Corey Henderson, will feature an eclectic lineup of performers setting unique and creative world records.
Past records set at Joe's include Most Ping Pong Balls Served Into A Crowd In 30 Seconds and Fastest Time To Name All Star Trek TV Episodes In Broadcast Order.
CONFIRMED RECORDS FOR MARCH INCLUDE:
Writer/Producer JIM JUVONEN (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) - Fastest Recitation, In Order, Of Every Prime Number Between Zero And 200
Writer/Performer OPUS MORESCHI (The Colbert Report) - Record TBD
Juggler STEPHEN BENT (The Flying Karamazov Brothers) - Most Balls Juggled While Drinking A Pint Of Guinness
World Record YouTube Superstars THE RECORD COLLECTION - Mysterious Surprise Record
Writer/Performer ELNA BAKER (The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance) - Most Party Hats Worn At Once
Drummer ALEX ALEXANDER (Eminiem, Dido, Chaka Khan) - Most Sounds Made From A Drum In Four Minutes
Writer/Comedian ELIOT GLAZER - Most Bench Presses Of A Live Dog In One Minute
Actress/Performer ELLA MORTON (host of The World Record Show) - Longest Time Hula Hooping On One Leg
Father/Son Combo PATRICK SAUER JR. and PATRICK SAUER SR. - Fastest Time For Two People Named Patrick To Name 50 Famous Patricks on St. Patrick's Day
Operations Specialist DIEGO MEDINA - Most Acronyms Devised In One Minute
ANNOUNCEMENT OF MORE RECORDS still to come! There will also be an open mic for audience members interested in setting their own record.
Brooklyn jazz trio Blastoff!!! will be on hand as the house band for the evening. Doors open at 9pm, and advance $12 tickets can be purchased here.
All proceeds from the night will be donated to Lifestyles for the Disabled, a Staten Island-based charity that collaborates between local businesses to train and provide jobs to intellectually disabled adults as well as preparing them for independent living.
Launched just over a year ago, URDB has quickly grown to prominence thanks to sold-out events across the country, a popular recurring segment on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and thousands of unique records sent in from around the globe.
"Our events are known for individual heroism, group participation, hilarity, surprise and all-around general chaos," says URDB co-founder and event host Dan Rollman. "We've seen everything from the world's tallest carrot cake to 12 women standing on top of a man rolled up in a carpet."
The Universal Record Database is an open platform for world records, built on the philosophy that everyone on earth can be the world's best at something. Launched in November 2008, URDB.org hosts nearly 3000 world records from around the globe, with dozens pouring in weekly. They've been profiled on Good Morning America, CNN and CBS Sunday Morning, and appear regularly on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. URDB has sold out multiple live events on both coasts, and have plans in the works for a national tour in 2010. The site was recently nominated for an ECNY Award for Best Wesbite, and was named URLesque's 2009 Site of the Year.