URDB World Record Appreciation Society #17 at Joe's Pub - Performers from Colbert Report, This American Life, MAD TV and more attempting LIVE World Records

Evan Altshuler
Live Event Producer
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BROOKLYN, New York (07/09/2010) – Dubbed Best Oddball Night by New York Magazine, the URDB World Record Appreciation Society returns to Joe's Pub on TUESDAY, JULY 27th for another night of extraordinary world records.

The event, hosted by URDB](http://urdb.org/) co-founders Dan Rollman and Corey Henderson, will feature an eclectic lineup of performers setting unique and creative world records. Recent records set at Joe's include Largest Group "Meow" Rendition Of 'Lean On Me' and Fastest Time To Name All Star Trek TV Episodes In Broadcast Order.


Writer/Performer ELNA BAKER (The Talent Show, This American Life)
Writer PETER GWINN (The Colbert Report)
Performance Artist MARK MALKOFF (lived in an IKEA for a week)

More record setters and announcement of records coming. There will also be an open mic for audience members interested in setting their own record.

Brooklyn jazz trio Blastoff!!! will serve as house band for the evening. Legendary illustrator Michael Arthur will be on hand to draw the event live as it happens.

Doors open at 9pm, and advance $12 tickets can be purchased here.

As with all World Record Appreciation Society events at Joe's, all proceeds from the night will be donated to a charity. This month's partner is New York Special Olympics.

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."

About URDB
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 over 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 Website, and named URLesque's 2009 Site of the Year.