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11/06/2016 00:00:00
by Showbiz Reporter
Comedian Carl Joshua Ncube
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LOCAL stand-up comedian, Carl Joshua Ncube, wants to put his name in the Guinness Book of World Records, for staging the most comedy shows in a week.

That record is currently held by an Australian comedian Mark Murphy, who set the record in 2007 when he performed 30 gigs in 30 venues all over Australia.

The ambitious Ncube, who never shies away from seemingly daunting challenges, says he wants to beat Murphy`s record by performing 35 comedy acts within a week.

"Zimbabwean stand up comedian Carl Joshua Ncube has just announced his intentions on setting a new Guinness Book of World Records for ‘Most stand-up comedy gigs in a week’. 

"The ambitious stand up comedian's application to the records body was accepted and Ncube says he is excited and sick in his stomach with the opportunity to break the 10-year-old record that is currently held by Australian Comedian Mark Murphy who set the record in 2007 when he performed 30 stand-up comedy gigs in 30 venues all over Australia," read a statement from Ncube’s management team. 

According to Guinness, the comedy gig must be over 30 minutes in length and given before a paying audience in a recognised venue, which normally stages comedy nights.

The venue can be a theatre, conference or community centre, exhibition hall, public hall, or public house with a capacity for a seated audience. As an alternative, a stadium registered for staging concerts and similar events may be used.

Tickets must be advertised and available for sale to the general public through the usual outlets. The concerts should be accessible to members of the press for the purposes of standard reviews.

Each gig should last at least 30 minutes from start to finish, and should be planned and rehearsed in advance. An encore may be included in the time-frame.

In addition, the performers should be paid. The gig should also be of a professional standard and of a similar content to the usual act performed by the individual attempting the record.


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