More than 81 hours after it began, the stand-up comedy marathon at Magooby's Joke House ended late Thursday night after setting a new world record for longest continuous stand-up comedy show.
"It's time for sleep now," an exhausted but clearly elated Andrew Unger, the owner of Magooby's, said after the record was broken during an appearance by 98-Rock's Mickey Cucchiella.
"I am very, very proud of what you all accomplished," he added to a standing ovation from the packed house.
Cucchiella ended the comedy rantings with his version of events the night Jesus was born, including Joseph's incredulity over finding a fully-booked inn in Bethlehem. "Who gets a hotel room Christmas Eve?" an exasperated Joseph asks.
Unger had lined up some 80 comics to take part in the marathon, which began at the Timonium comedy club at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17. The mic at Magooby's was turned off shortly before midnight Thursday, following 81 hours, 13 minutes and 57 seconds of near-continuous comedy. The old mark of 80 hours had been set in December at Los Angeles' The Laugh Factory.