BROOKLYN, New York (04/07/2010) – Dubbed Best Oddball Night by New York Magazine, the World Record Appreciation Society returns to Joe's Pub on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21st for another night of extraordinary world records.
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 Party Hats Worn At Once and Fastest Time To Name All Star Trek TV Episodes In Broadcast Order.
CONFIRMED WORLD RECORD ATTEMPTS BY:
Bassist OWEN BIDDLE (The Roots)
Singer ESTHER CROW (The Electric Mess) - Most Items Read Off a Chinese Take-Out Menu in One Minute
Comedian CRAIG BALDO (Conan O'Brien, VH1, Comedy Central) - Most Trombone Pretzels In One Minute
Comedian JEFF RUBIN (College Humor) - Most Trivial Pursuit 90's Edition Movie Questions Correctly Answered in 60 Seconds
Comedian/Editor BARATUNDE THURSTON (The Onion)
ALEXANDRA YOUNG - Most Strangers' Hair Braided In One Hour
International Travel Vlogger PHILLIP COTSFORD - Most Times Reciting A Japanese Tongue-Twister in One Minute
PAYMON PARSIA - Most People To Kiss One Person At The Same Time
Singer/Songwriter JEFF TAYLOR (Debut Artist on Rockwood Music Hall Records)
Comedian SETH HERZOG (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)
Doors open at 9pm, and advance $12 tickets can be purchased here. Brooklyn jazz trio Blastoff!!! will be on hand as the house band for the evening, and illustrator Michael Arthur will be on hand drawing the event live as it happens. Here's a clip of Michael's take on our January show.
As with all NYC World Record Appreciation Society events, profits from the night will be donated to charity. This month we're supporting Boys and Girls High School in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Money raised will go toward books, athletic equipment and more to help enrich the lives and education of the students.
Here's footage of their NYC champion boys' basketball team setting a URDB world record with us on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last month.
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 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.