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Chad Riden has been writing and performing stand-up comedy since November 13, 2000.  He tells self-incriminating stories of his ridiculous deeds that embarrass his family and make everybody else think he’s a weirdo.

Riden has appeared on “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, the Late Show with David Letterman’s “Tony Mendez Show,” ABC/CMT’s “Nashville,” “CBS This Morning,” “Chrisley Knows Best,” “Still The King,” CMT-Canada’s “Mississippi Snake Grabbers,” and once ate lunch at The Magic Castle in Los Angeles whose newsletter called him “the most famous un-famous person.”

Chad produced and hosted the annual Guinness world record breaking 184+ hour long #BrokenRecordShow (longest stand-up comedy show, multiple comedians) every year from 2015-2018 as part of the Nashville Comedy Festival. “Broken Records,” a documentary shot during the 2016 show, is being shopped to festivals.

Chad Riden lives in East Nashville with a flying squirrel, a turtle and a “biological, human” daughter who does not approve of any of this.

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“Chad’s Orwellian tinted concepts of family, home and recreation provide the right amount of cynicism and criticism with wit to make it all worth while. In a realm of usually pessimistic and self-loathing performers, Riden spouts vitality with a handle on reality. Chad Riden has a presence uncapturable to the camera and undefendable to the will. ” – Scot Nery