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      Monday, September 27, 2010

 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 the Longest stand-up performance. AP Photo/Joel Page (enlarge photo)

The previous Guinness World record for the
Longest stand-up performance was 38 hours, 6 minutes, held by Lindsay Webb of Australia.

Guinness World Records rules allowed a five-minute break every hour and he must have a timekeeper present. Rules also stipulated that there had to be at least 10 people in the audience at all times.

    Marley says he went 18 hours before having to repeat jokes. An official from the Guinness Book of Records was on hand to give the comedian the "crown".

   He got a standing ovation from a packed house when he passed the previous record for the
Longest stand-up performance by one minute.

 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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