Gandoki has his real birth name as Tony Ereku. He is a popular stand-up Nigerian comedian who recently made history as the first comedian in the world to perform non-stop stand-up comedy for 42 hours and 12 seconds.
He was born in Warri, Delta State in south southern Nigeria. Date and year of his birth are not known. He grew up in Warri where he had his primary and secondary education respectively.
Gandoki ventured into stand-up comedy in Nigeria some years back and now holds world record for the Longest Stand-up comedy performance. He beat the past record of 40 hours and 8 minutes, which was held by an American.
The world breaking challenge began on Thursday, October 29, by 8:00 pm at the Exclusive Mansions Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. It climaxed at about 12:34 pm on Independence Day.
Gandoki has made several appearances at various comedy events including Night of A Thousand Laughs and international contests.
The comedian revealed that the world record performance was made possible by his penchant for spontaneous jokes and the habit of adapting his performance to any environment that he finds himself.
This laudable achievement and world record breaking was witnessed by colleagues Ali Baba, Bovi, Kofi, Seyilaw, Ushbebe, Akpororo, Shakara and many others which was streamed live to a global audience.
Speaking with Premium Times, a visibly excited Gandoki said, “I have upstaged the existing record holder, an American comedian Midnight Swinger, David Scott whose stand-up comedy performance was 40 hours and 8 minutes long. His record was made in 2013.
“My performance lasted 42 hours, 12 seconds. It started at about 8pm on Thursday and ended around 1pm on Saturday.”
Gandoki was named the official comedian of the National football team at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Gandoki has so far made an amazing performance that covered over 200 hours of stand-up comedy since his journey into comedy in Nigeria.
Gandoki’s marital issue is not known. He keeps his family matter top secret from the public and social media.
The fondly referred to as time comedy superstar has since relocated to Warri, Delta State from Lagos.
Gandoki has been described as one of the most accomplished comedians in Nigeria with his amazing world record in stand-up comedy and an estimated net worth of over $500,000 dollars.