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Comedian Dave Chappelle reportedly heard Dane Cook was going to make a run at his endurance record, so he set a new one.
updated 12/4/2007 12:21:17 PM ET 2007-12-04T17:21:17

Dave Chappelle has broken his own Laugh Factory endurance record.

The 34-year-old comedian topped his record of six hours and seven minutes, set in mid-April, by taking to the stage Sunday and telling jokes for six hours and 12 minutes.

“Dave was determined to keep his record because he recently heard that Dane Cook was planning on trying to break (his) record,” club owner Jamie Masada said Monday.

Masada said Cook held a record of three hours and 50 minutes in early April. The mark had stood at two hours and 41 minutes, set by Richard Pryor in 1980.

Chappelle, who walked away from a $50 million deal to continue his hit Comedy Central show in 2005, told audience members he’s been traveling, most recently to Ecuador, Masada said.

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