Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 26 July 2014

Bob Marley jokes his way into record books

A US comedian Bob Marley has joked his way into the record books with a stand-up act lasting 40 hours.

Marley got the thumbs-up from an official from the Guinness Book of Records on Thursday night at Portland's Comedy Connection, where he broke the previous record of 38 hours, six minutes, held by Lindsay Webb of Australia.

Marley started Wednesday morning and carried on until he reached the 40-hour mark, raising more than 12,000 (£7,600) for the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital in Portland, Maine.

The exhausted comic says he went 18 hours before having to repeat jokes.

Guinness rules allowed a five-minute break every hour. Rules also stipulated that there had to be at least 10 people in the audience at all times. They paid 10 per hour to watch. The event was carried live on Sirius radio's Comedy Showcase.



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