Keith Alberstadt and Friends
Stand Up Comedy, Special Events, Event of the Week
18 & over
Two items minimum
Friends, as of November 19, 2013 are Chad Riden, Dusty Slay and Brian Bates.
Keith Alberstadt grew up the son of a Vanderbilt professor and a craft artist. The result . . . a very clever comic with sharp perception, unmatched creativity, and a treasure trove of unique material. His likable personality and down-to-earth charm invite people into his brand of humor—one that is smart but not brainy and relatable but not hacky. While performing, Keith takes pride in laughing at himself and his “inner dork”, which he attempts to prove is something in all of us. Current events, popular trends, personal details… Keith shares his witty insight on everything, all the while doing it with a mischievous smile that quickly becomes infectious. A regular performer for the U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, Keith has been described as “absolutely hilarious” by Armed Forces Entertainment and “a hidden gem” by the Boston Globe. He’s also a contributing writer for Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, National Lampoon and various online magazines.
Chad Riden has appeared on "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central, the Late Show with David Letterman's "Tony Mendez Show," ABC's "Nashville," and is featured on an episode of CMT-Canada's "Mississippi Snake Grabbers."
Riden's comedy is about his chaotic reality. A full time stand-up comedian since 2006, Riden weathered bankruptcy, divorce and foreclosure, launched a poultry farm, broke a world record, and made an unsuccessful run for mayor of Nashville. Riden tells self-incriminating stories that embarrass his daughter and make everybody else think he's a weirdo. He lives in East Nashville with two flying squirrels and a turtle.
From April 12-20, 2015, Riden co-produced and headlined the world record setting #BrokenRecordShow at The East Room in Nashville, Tennessee - a non-stop 184 hour, 16 minute long standup comedy show that more than doubled the previous GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title of “Longest Stand-Up Comedy Show - Multiple Comedians.” The show featured about 100 comedians, including surprise celebrity guest sets from Hannibal Buress, Eric Andre, Rory Scovel, Nate Bargatze, Louis J. Gomez, Keith Alberstadt, Jon Reep, Ahmed Ahmed and Killer Beaz. Chad slept only 20 hours total over the course of 10 days, and only had to yell at two people who absolutely deserved it. He is not sorry at all.
"Chad's a good guy. He's been through a rough divorce and his heart is heavy; he's got a burden. That burden makes him funny." – Marc Maron, WTF episode 209 (September, 2011) & in Marc’s book “Attempting Normal,” on page 175.
“His observations on the domestic sphere teeter amiably on the edge.” – The Nashville Scene
Over the course of a weekend in February 2011, Doug Stanhope called Chad Riden “wicked funny” once, “fucking brilliant” twice, and “stupid” only one time.