Funnyman Dave Chappelle failed in his attempt to set a new record for comedy endurance - by walking offstage during his performance to go to the bathroom.

The comic took the stage at Hollywood's Laugh Factory on Sunday (28Oct09) in a bid to break the club record for the longest time on stage, previously set by Dane Cook in a seven-hour, 34-minute marathon last year (08).

However, Chappelle's attempt to outdo Cook failed after five hours when he was disqualified by owner Jamie Masada for taking a bathroom break.

The original record was set by the late Richard Pryor who spent two hours and 41 minutes on stage in 1980. Chappelle previously recorded a time of six hours before Cook's triumph in 2008. (LR/WNWCJS/ZN)

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