Man To Spend 24 Hours In Houston Starbucks

May 13, 2010

Comedy writer Bayan Rabbani will spend 24 consecutive hours inside the Starbucks coffee shop at 2521 Post Oak Boulevard on Friday.

Testing the limits of human endurance in a Starbucks, he will interact with employees and customers, drink a wide assortment of beverages, and frequently use the restroom.  He will tweet and photograph this groundbreaking experiment on the popular comedy website ZUG.com.

When Bayan Rabbani recently spent 24 hours inside a Super Walmart, media outlets across the country picked up his funny commentary on the experience.  But no one expected him to repeat the stunt so soon, especially inside a Starbucks.

“Starbucks is like a homecoming for me,” says Rabbani. “I used to work at a Starbucks, until I was fired.  Hopefully, this experiment will give me a sense of closure on that chapter of my life.”

As with his Walmart experience, Rabbani will issue an ongoing stream of comments via Twitter, interacting with fans and taking their suggestions on crazy in-store experiments.  He also plans to order the world’s longest Starbucks drink:  a Venti, sugar-free, non-fat, vanilla soy, double shot, decaf, no foam, extra hot, Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha with light whip and extra syrup, which clocks in at 38 syllables.

“I’m very lucky to have one of the only 24 hour Starbucks in Texas right in my hometown of Houston,” says Rabbani.  “And what better place to spend a night without sleep, than a place with all the coffee I can drink?”

Indeed, Rabbani plans to remain awake during the 24 hour coffee-drinking marathon, although he may fitfully doze off, if he is able to secure one of the large easy chairs.

A full writeup of this groundbreaking experiment will be published on the humor website ZUG.com, known for its stunts and real-life comedy experiments.

“We think that Bayan’s comedy stunts push the boundaries of human endurance,” says editor-in-chief Sir John Hargrave.  “He’s a modern-day Houdini.  Only, you know, in a Starbucks.”

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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