Update: Magooby's Joke House plans 81-hour standup marathon
Magooby's Joke House in Timonium plans to host a 55-hour stand-up marathon on January 18.
The comedy club wants to beat the Guinness world record for longest continuous stand-up show, which was 50 hours long.
Owner Andrew Unger said they're not doing the marathon to drum up publicity for the club, which just opened in September. But for charity. Proceeds from tickets will be donated to Special Olympics Maryland.
Granted, though the publicity won't hurt.
In order to beat the record, they'll have to perform for 55 hours straight while keeping a minimum of ten spectators. That's almost two days of fart jokes. Yay!
Cost of admission hasn't yet been determined. The club's press release asks those interested in going to call Magooby's for more information: 410-252-2727.
Update: The Laugh Factory in Los Angeles beat Magooby's to the punch. Last week, the club hosted an 80-hour continuous stand-up marathon that shattered the Guinness record. Marc Unger said over e-mail they only found out about this today, as it happened last week. "We are now figuring out if it's possible to break that record as well," he wrote.
Update 2: Marc Unger just e-mailed to say they'll still try to beat the record by starting the marathon on Monday, which would allow them to beat the record by an hour.
Photo: Andrew Unger at the new Magooby's (Chris Lewis/Baltimore Sun)