Gandoki, stand-up comedian, intends to be featured in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Born Tony Mofe-Reeku, Gandoki aspires to be longest performing stand-up comedian in the world.

The comedian made the disclosure on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Swinger David-Scott, a U.S. comic, is the current holder of the title.

In 2013, he performed the longest individual stand-up comedy show of all times, setting a record of 40 hours, 8 minutes.

To break David-Scott’s record, Gandoki would attempt 48 hours stand-up comedy from September 29 to October 1 in Lagos.

The comedian has prepared 600 topics to make jokes on, in order to break the previous record.

“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.”

The Guinness World Record, which is published annually, lists world and national records, both of human achievements and extremes of the natural world.



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