Record breakers

100 comics on one bill

A hundred comedians are hoping to break the world record for the most comedians on the bill in one night.

Manchester-based stand-ups Des Sharples, Tony Boloney, Joey Jackson, and Jason Cooke are organising the attempt in aid of a local hospital next month.

The Guinness Book Of Records does not yet have a category for this, but 45 acts appeared in 45 minutes during the Edinburgh Fringe in an attempt to get into the book.

Those appearing in the Comedy Balloon event at Manchester's Dancehouse Theatre will perform up to two minutes of material.

Tickets to the October 24 attempt are priced £5 and available from the box office on 0161-237 9753.

Published: 26 Sep 2001

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