Comics with altitude

Record for highest stand-up show

A trio of comics including Ireland’s Des Bishop have broken the record for the world’s highest comedy performance.

Bishop, along with Australian acts Dave Hughes and Dave Thornton, staged a stand-up show on a jet between Sydney and Melbourne today.

The 10,000m-high stunt was staged by radio station Nova 100 in a bid to promote the Melbourne comedy festival. Guinness World Records are now studying the bid to see if it is eligible.

Hughes told The Age newspaper: ‘They told me not to do any terrorist jokes or plane crash jokes. They are pretty weary of us freaking out everybody on the plane. Commonsense tells me I can't go too far.’

The trio delivered their gags through the in-flight system usually used by the crew to issue safety warnings, with Bishop performing his rap history of Australia.

Click here to visit Chortle's Melbourne microsite.

Published: 26 Mar 2010

We see you are using AdBlocker software. Chortle relies on advertisers to fund this website so it’s free for you, so we would ask that you disable it for this site. Our ads are non-intrusive and relevant. Help keep Chortle viable.