Nigerian comedian, Gandoki, is set for a milestone in the entertainment industry as he hopes to make the Guinness Book of Records by staging the longest stand-up comedy performance by an individual.
The longest stand-up comedy show by an individual is 40 hours and 8 minutes, and was performed by The Midnight Player, aka David Scott (USA), at the Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque, Iowa, USA, on 29-30 April 2013.
Gandoki will now attempt to break that record by hosting fans, brand executives and industry colleagues to a 48 hour non-stop comedy performance at an event billed to start on Thursday September 29 and climax on October Saturday 1st, at the Exclusive Mansions Hotel, Opposite Landmark Event Centre, Water Corporation off Ligali Ayorinde Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Speaking at a press conference during the week, the ace comedian said he has all it takes to set a new record as he has about 600 topics to talk about during his performance.
Explaining how he will achieve such, Gandoki said; “I’m doing this just to showcase Nigerians to the World that we are happy people. Also I’m doing it for my Niger Delta brothers that we still have talents. I have over 600 topics to talk about. Pastors do more than four hours at a time. Though passion is not enough and physical strength is also important. So right now I’m going through some physical training and also strengthen myself on how to deal with my sleep.
If you stay awake for that long, it will start itching you and I’ve tried that before. So I’m working towards it and I want the whole world to support me.”