Vancouver's Graham Clark to Perform 24-Hour Standup Set
He's raising money for the relocation of the city's Little Mountain Gallery
Published Nov 25, 2021Vancouver's beloved Little Mountain Gallery is being closed and demolished, and in order to help the comedy hub find a new home, comedian Graham Clark will be raising money with a marathon 24-hour standup set.
Aside from a few bathroom breaks, Clark — who co-hosts the popular show Stop Podcasting Yourself — will be doing standup for a full 24 hours. This will be made possible with a team of fellow comedians, who will be on hand to write jokes for him on the spot.
"Little Mountain Gallery's closure is a big loss for the comedy scene in Vancouver," Clark said in a statement. "We've had two full-time comedy clubs close and another long-time comedy hangout, The Kino, also shuttered. Our comedy community needs a place to really be able to experiment and build new audiences. I will try to keep this in mind when I'm at hour 20."
The performance runs from Friday, December 17 at 8 p.m. until Saturday, December 18 at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20 and audience members will have to present their vaccine passport (along with ID) and wear a mask. Tickets are on sale this Friday (November 26) at www.standupfor24hours.com.
Little Mountain Gallery is also raising funds through a GoFundMe campaign.
Clark has actually done a 24-hour standup set before. In 2019, he did a marathon set to raise money for the Stephen Lewis Foundation, a charity that fights AIDS and HIV in Africa.