PORTLAND — Bob Marley, a comedian who lives in Falmouth, has smashed the previous Guinness World Record for the longest stand-up comedy performance by an individual.

Marley received a standing ovation tonight from a packed house at the Comedy Connection at 9:10 p.m., just one minute after he broke the previous record of 38 hours and six minutes set in October 2009 by Lindsay Webb of Australia.

Carlos Martinez, Head of Records for Guinness World Records, gave Marley a thumbs up after Oliver Keithly, the owner of the Comedy Connection, alerted the audience to the feat Marley accomplished.

Marley’s performance began at 7:02 a.m. Wednesday morning

“Listen up, this concludes the first half of my show,” said Marley, prompting an outburst of laughter. “I feel like I can do another 40 hours.”

Marley indicated he would try to continue telling jokes until 11:02 p.m., which would put his performance at 40 hours. Marley felt that record could stand for some time.

Marley told the audience he was concerned about being able to attend a friend’s wedding on Friday.