Only one thing stood between Dave Chappelle and the record for the longest stand-up appearance at Hollywood’s Laugh Factory this weekend — pee. In an attempt to win back the record that Dane Cook took from him last year, Chappelle held his bladder onstage for five hours until he could hold no longer. Club owner Jamie Masada disqualified Chappelle, who took the record from Cook in 2006 after a six-hour, seven-minute set. Cook snatched it back last year with seven hours and 34 minutes on stage. One thing seems a little off, though. Take this quote from Masada: “There are only two rules. You have to continuously tell jokes that are funny and you can’t leave the stage, even to go to the bathroom.” Our question: Why not bend the second rule for Chappelle if you so clearly bent the first for Cook?
Nature calls, standup title eludes Dave Chappelle [AP via Google]