Wednesday, April 15, at 8:04pm, the record was broken. “I’m so excited to announce that with 80 hours and two minutes, you guys have set a new Guinness World Record,” Guinness adjudicator Michael Empric declared in the East Room on Gallatin Ave. in Nashville, TN. Co-host D.J. Buckley was carried out on shoulders of the crowd with the commemorative plaque raised high above his head. The longest stand-up comedy show with multiple comedians was previously held by The Laugh Factory in Los Angeles. The show ran uninterrupted from 12:04 p.m. on April 12 until 4:20 a.m. on April 20 and feature dozens of comedians, including drop-in appearances by Hannibal Buress, Rory Scovel, Keith Alberstadt and Nate Bargatze. There were comics who slept at the venue and filled in when people dropped out in the wee hours. They also had the help of volunteers and comics to keep the minimal 10 audience member minimum intact. Other requirements to break the record included only one person onstage at a time, MCs could only provide factual information (no jokes), no comedian could perform more than once every four hours, and every set had to be 15 minutes or longer. Even with the record officially broken, the organizers decided to soldier on for as long as they had the venue booked. “I don’t ever want to stop this,” Riden said during his set, after the official ruling was conferred. “I want to do this again next year and break the record by one second.” The entire event was streamed live over the internet. May rest be in your future.