Gandoki breaks world record, sets new one with 48 hours stand-up comedy
Gandoki yesterday sets a new World Record for Stand-up Comedy, 48 hours of non-stop comedy. The Nigerian stand-up Comedian was one of the pioneer of Africa’s Biggest Comedy Institution. The comedian concluded the battle on October 1, which he started Thursday, September 29.
It all started as an attempt but the comedian’s feat has seen him break the previous world record held by David Scott, a U.S. comedian in 2013, Scott performed the longest individual stand-up comedy show of all times, setting a Guinness World Record of 40 hours, 8 minutes.
Born Tony Mofe-Reeku, Gandoki prepared 600 topics to make jokes on, in order to break the previous record. “Gandoki did it… 48 hours, live stand-up comedy. Guinness book of world records”, said Ali Baba, veteran comedian. The Exclusive Mansion Hotel, Oniru, Lagos, was the location used by Gandoki for the record-breaking endeavour.
The Guinness Book of World Records, which is published annually, lists world and national records, both of human achievements and extremes of the natural world.
While announcing his intention to break Scott’s record, Gandoki had said: “I’m doing this to showcase Nigeria to the world and also show our strength and resilience as a country in spite of the present economic situation.
“I’m also doing this for the Niger Delta people because I am from that part of the country and I want people to know that we are not a violent people.
“It will inspire many young people to believe in their ability and be the best in all areas of their endeavours. With my kind of comedy, hopefully, I will set a new Guinness World Record.”
And he just did.Congrats to “gandoki the comedy” on the new World Record for Standup Comedy. God bless you & we are proud of you #48Hours.