Dara O'Briain, Jack Whitehall and Jon Richardson host Comic Relief gig on BA flight
Tim Clark14 March 2011
Jack Whitehall, John Richardson and Dara O’Briain have raised the fundraising bar to an astonishing 35,000 feet after performing a gig for Comic Relief on a BA flight.
The three comedians set a new Guinness World Record for the highest ever stand-up gig after performing on a BA flight over the skies of the UK on Saturday.
Billed as the ‘smile high club’ the three raised almost £100,000 for Comic Relief during their 45 minute set to 180 passengers..
“I was looking forward to today,” Whitehall quipped. “After all it’s the only gig where people can’t walk out. If you want to heckle you’ll have to press the call button.”
The comedians performed for 45 minutes at 35,000 feet to 180 passengers, as the A321 aircraft flew over the UK for two and a half hours.
Jack Whitehall joked: “I was looking forward to today - after all it’s the only gig where people can’t walk out. If you want to heckle you’ll have to press the call button.”
O’Briain, who performed last, said: “I told the captain I’d bang twice on the locker like this when I was on - so he can take the aircraft to 37,000 feet and beat Jack and Jon’s record.”
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