Comedian Tommy Tiernan has set a new world record after completing over 36 hours of a continuous comedy marathon at a Galway venue.

The comic went on stage on Good Friday afternoon to begin his gruelling schedule of non-stop solo stand-up comedy.

Tommy stood for almost the entire event and got through on a diet of pasta, fruit, water and high-energy drinks.

The marathon ended at 3am this morning when the world record was broken.

Tiernan plans to donate profits from the event to charity.