Comic Strip Marathon: The videos!

You didn’t think I sat through more than 50 hours of stand-up comedy last week and forgot to get some video of it, did you? So here’s a scattered selection of footage from the world record comedy show last week at Comic Strip Live. But first, let’s reflect on what happened, and consult an expert on world records and champions who also happened to close the show, 30 Rock‘s Judah Friedlander!

After the jump, four other videos showing what a comedy club looks like on the inside at 7:30 a.m., the silliness of comedians Rory Albanese and Mike Birbiglia as they attempt to redo a funny riff, my own self-analysis after 27 hours of comedy (and 38 hours awake!), and the official recognition from the Guinness World Records people on Thursday night…

This is what it looks and sounds like in a comedy club at 7:30 a.m. on a Wednesday. Tom Shillue said mornings are perfect for him, though!

Rory Albanese and Mike Birbiglia attempt to recreate a riff for the cameras at about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Marina Franklin thinks I’m acting punch drunk at about 11:30 p.m. and wants to get me on camera. I oblige, but only after breaking out my own little camera for a second angle. Trivia: You can see the indentation  in my head from my reading glasses.

10:30 p.m. Thursday, and the record set, so Judah Friedlander gets the Comic Strip Live staff and host William Stephenson up onstage for a few remarks, followed by the official presentation by a representative from the Guinness World Records.

Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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