Are We There Yet?

2011, Endurance performance by comedian Gavin Stephens, for the Art Gallery of York University's Performance Bus.

A stand-up comic was asked to perform one long, uninterrupted "shaggy-dog joke" for the entire shuttle bus ride from downtown Toronto to the AGYU, (roughly a one hour journey.) After miles of digressions, ramblings and narrative dead-ends, his anticlimactic punchline was delivered upon arrival at the bus' destination, to an audience that was very polarized in terms of attention.