Carl Joshua com­pletes Guin­ness quest

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - Bon­gani Ndlovu Show­biz Cor­re­spon­dent

CO­ME­DIAN Carl Joshua Ncube has com­pleted his quest to break the Guin­ness World Record of Most Com­edy Shows in a Week af­ter stag­ing 31 shows at 31 venues over seven days.

Ncube con­cluded his per­for­mances in Vic­to­ria Falls on Tues­day with six shows in the re­sort town.

Yes­ter­day, the co­me­dian, who was stuck at the Vic Falls air­port for hours af­ter Air Zim­babwe de­layed, said he was in the process of send­ing cov­er­age and footage of his shows for con­sid­er­a­tion by the Guin­ness Book of World Records. If all goes ac­cord­ing to plan, Ncube will get a re­sponse from the ref­er­ence book in 12 weeks.

“I’m des­per­ately look­ing for an In­ter­net Ser­vice Provider (ISP) to give me su­per band­width to up­load videos, pic­tures and eye­wit­ness ev­i­dence to the Guin­ness World Records within the next 14 days so they can ver­ify my record,” posted Ncube on his Face­book fan page yes­ter­day.

The co­me­dian, who has known no sleep for the past week, per­formed in South Africa, Harare, Bu­l­awayo and Vic­to­ria Falls.

“I’m com­pletely ex­hausted. I just fin­ished per­form­ing 31 stand-up com­edy gigs in 31 venues in 7 days. I want to thank ev­ery­one of you that came through for me. “I’m so thankful! #WeBrokeA­worldRecord.” Ncube hopes to break a record that is cur­rently held by Aus­tralian co­me­dian Mark Mur­phy, who set the record in 2007 when he staged 30 gigs at 30 venues in seven days all over Australia.

Sadly, Ncube, who wanted to have 35 gigs, only man­aged to stage 31.

“Ini­tially I wanted to make it 35 shows in a week. I wanted to make it so dif­fi­cult that the per­son who’ll try to break the world record would think twice. How­ever, 31 wasn’t bad,” he said.

To­mor­row, if Ncube man­ages to catch a flight to Uganda to­day, the co­me­dian will per­form at the Africa Laughs com­edy show in Uganda with Anne Kan­si­ime and Ndu­miso Lindi among other African co­me­di­ans.

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