Longest stand-up performance - Comedian Bob Marley sets world record
PORTLAND, Maine -- Comedian Bob Marley raised more than $12,000 for the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital in Portland, Maine, during his 40 hour gig at the Comedy Connection in Portland which sets the new world record for the Longest stand-up performance.
Photo: Comedian Bob Marley performs in Portland, Maine as part of a nonstop standup routine which set the new world record for for theLongest stand-up performance. AP Photo/Joel Page (enlarge photo)
People have to pay to watch Marley’s world record quest. Proceeds are going to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center.
According to Oliver Keithly, who owns the Maine Comedy Connection where Marley performed and serves as the comic's tour manager, the idea for the attempt has been 18 months in the making. "Bob was with some other comics having steaks and beers doing what comedians usually do when they get together: talk about comedy," Keithly told AOL News. "They started talking about the longest stand-up routine and, after Googling it, discovered it was 36 hours and 15 minutes, set by Irish comic Tommy Tiernan.
"Since then, Lindsay Webb set a new record, and Bob decided he wanted to do 40 hours."
The event was carried live on Sirius radio.
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