World Record Appreciation Society
URDB returns to Joe's Pub for its last event of 2010! Come discover why New York Magazine calls our live show "New York's Best Oddball Night." The event is a benefit for Livestrong's Young Adult Alliance.
Hosted by URDB co-founders Dan Rollman and Corey Henderson (as seen on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon), this spectacular event will feature over 10 world record attempts live onstage. As always, Brooklyn's own BLAST OFF!!! will serve as the house band.
Named "2009 Site of the Year" by URLesque.com, the Universal Record Database is an open platform for world records. Launched in November 2008, URDB.org hosts over 5,000 world records. The site has been featured on Good Morning America, CNN, The Tyra Show, Fox and Friends and CBS Sunday Morning, and makes regular appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. They have a book deal with Workman Publishing, and a TV pilot in development with NBC.
Guests for the December 2nd will include:
* Writer PETER GWINN! (The Colbert Report)
* Writer/Performer ELNA BAKER! (This American Life)
* Comedian JON FRIEDMAN! (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)
* Performer/Host ELLA MORTON! (Rocketboom, URDB World Record Show)
* Strong Man ZAFAR GILL! (Guinness Book of World Records)
* Multiple URDB Record Holder ALEXANDRA YOUNG!
* MORE RECORDS AND RECORD SETTERS TBA
Live illustrations by MICHAEL ARTHUR! (New York Times, Balthrop Alabama)
As with all of our events at Joe's, proceeds from the night will benefit a charity partner. This month's partner is Livestrong. Visithttp://urdb.org/breakcancer to learn about the URDB and Livestrong partnership.
Photo Credit: Emily Wilson