August 12, 2022

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Mike Ward: The Under-Listening Record

Mike Ward: The Under-Listening Record

More than 21,000 people attend the recordings of two special episodes of the podcast Under listening, tomorrow night at the Bell Center. This is a world record for a podcast live Mike Ward confirmed that Guinness Records will also be officiated by a representative Log.

Mike Ward has something to flatter his ego. Tomorrow night is his special show, he said dubbing Center Brag, will be the world’s largest audience-recorded podcast. The brand was previously owned by British couple Chris and Rosie Ramsey for the podcast, which was recorded by over 13,000 people at London’s 02 Arena in November 2021.

“We contacted [Les Records] Guinness, to verify this record, says Mike Ward. Someone will come as a witness to Ghantasala Kendra. »

Comedian Evenko also asked the Bell Center’s concert promoter to find out where his show stands in the amphitheater’s history. “We are the second biggest seller in the history of the Bell Center,” he said proudly.

Only Georges St-Pierre’s UFC fight in 2008 came up higher. “We can’t beat this record because they rebuilt the room. But that sounds crazy to me. It doesn’t make sense a podcast So sold! »

When reminded that approximately 400,000 unique listeners tune in Under listening Every week, an audience of around 20,000 suddenly became less impressive. ” hello Must have 700,000 ratings per day. If they announce they’re going to the Bell Center, it’ll only be Gino [dans la salle] ” the comedian retorted with a laugh.

Because episodes Under listeningE Recorded at the Bordel Comedy Club since 2015, Mike Ward wants to avoid clashing too much with the Bordel at the Bell Center this evening. The best example? He demanded that ticket prices should be as low as possible.

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“I thought it was funny that the cheapest tickets were $28.50 with a service charge of $10,” Mike said. In the end, Evenko was nice and reduced the service fee to $3.50. It’s fun for those who have never seen the Bell Center. »

Back to basics

For this special evening starting at 8pm, Mike Ward plans to record two episodes. Under listening Back to back. Each episode features three mystery guests.

“I thought about inviting more people,” he said, “but what the world likes Under listening, these are Lodge discussions. I told myself to go back like that. I chose high risk guests Score. »

While many told him to put as much as possible into playing the Bell Center, Mike Ward decided to bring the evening back to what it really needed: impromptu conversations between comedians. Fireworks and sick lights should be set off. I also thought of an appointment marching band [fanfare] For my entrance on stage. Finally, I want to bring people back to what they had when they saw the recording in Brothal. »

♦ Event Under listening at the Bell Center, as part of Just for Laughs, this Friday evening, at 8 p.m. A few individual tickets remain centrebrag.com.