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.
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.
"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.