Ryan Rises … and stays up

How much are you willing to sacrifice for PR?

Ryan McCormick, President Rising Sun PR, will moderate Comic Strip Live event Ryan McCormick (left), a publicist who is either as a masochist, martyr or insomniac (perhaps all three), will stay up for 50 hours straight in service to his client, the Comic Strip Live comedy club in New York City.

The comedy club intends to break the Guinness World Record for the longest stand up comedy show in history (50 straight hours) in a fundraiser for the U.S. troops. The show starts Tuesday, June 3, 8:30 PM and ends Thursday, June 5 at 10:30 PM. More than 100 comics are expected to perform as Ryan moderates.

Ryan is President of Rising Sun PR and he will endure almost anything for his clients. I met Ryan last October when he was summoned onstage at a NY comedy club and fitted with a plunger on his head that was supposed to suck out his brains.

Says Ryan: “I’ve often pulled 76-hour shifts in the past and can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people complaining about doing a 10-hour shift. In one way, I hope this personal achievement inspires other publicists to take up a mania-work ethic and in another way, I hope it draws the ire & utter hatred from other publicists who slack and leave everyday at exactly 5:00 pm.

See Comic Strip Live Guiness World Record Event


  1. Femi says:

    Wow Ryan is definitely one dedicated fellow. I admire the lengths he will go to send the message he wants people to know. I hope he gets a good bed and a nice sleep after he’s done with it all.

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