Jono and Ben break world record for longest interview

Three's Jono Pryor and Ben Boyce have successfully broken the world record for the longest television interview, previously held by Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt.

The comedians had numerous well known New Zealanders appear on set to help them break the record and share some laughs with, including Mr Shadbolt and Newshub presenter Samantha Hayes.

Mr Shadbolt broke the Guinness World Record for longest television interview in 2012 with a time of 26 hours and four seconds, so it was only fitting he was the first interview guest.

At the 20-hour mark on Friday morning, Jono and Ben appeared on The AM Show looking very tired and bleary-eyed.

New Labour leader Jacinda Ardern and injured Warriors playmaker Shaun Johnson were on hand to help the pair celebrate reaching the end.

They shared the moment they passed the 30-hour mark on Facebook.

"We made it...! Thanks to everyone that watched over the course of the 30 hours, and thanks to all the people that came in and were such good sports while we interviewed them. Sleep now."

At this stage the record is unofficial, but Jono and Ben say they're trying to get it validated with the Guinness Book of World Records.