By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A comedian in Maine is in the homestretch of an effort to break the world record for long-winded standup routine.

The comic named Bob Marley launched his bid yesterday morning and hopes to finish up later today after telling jokes nonstop for 40 hours at the Comedy Connection in Portland.

The current record of 38 hours, 6 minutes, is held by Lindsay Webb of Australia.

The Guinness Book of Records has strict rules: A timekeeper must be present, and there must be at least 10 audience members at all times.

People have to pay to watch Marley's world record quest. Proceeds are going to the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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