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A PORTSMOUTH theatre is hoping it’s smashed the world record for the longest-running comedy show.

As reported, 64 comedians have been a performing a non-stop stand-up routine arranged by the New Theatre Royal since Saturday afternoon in The Victory Suite, at Fratton Park.

Organisers say they beat the record of 80 hours at precisely 9.21pm last night, and went on to set a new record of 81 hours.

The theatre will find out in the next few weeks from bosses at The Guinness World Records whether it will be officially recognised as a new record.

James Alderson, a comedian who did three performances, said: ‘It was great and helped to put comedy on the map in Portsmouth.

‘It’s incredible to have broken the record in the best city in the country.’