Thursday, October 29, 2009


FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2008 file photo, comedian Dave Chappelle ...

Funnyman DAVE CHAPPELLE failed in his attempt to set a new record for comedy endurance - by walking offstage during his performance to go to the bathroom.

The comic took the stage at Hollywood's Laugh Factory on Sunday (28Oct09) in a bid to break the club record for the longest time on stage, previously set by Dane Cook in a seven-hour, 34-minute marathon last year (08).

However, Chappelle's attempt to outdo Cook failed after five hours when he was disqualified by owner Jamie Masada for taking a bathroom break.
The original record was set by the late Richard Pryor who spent two hours and 41 minutes on stage in 1980. Chappelle previously recorded a time of six hours before Cook's triumph in 2008.

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