On 12th March 2011 a trio of comedians will attempt to entertain passengers on a British Airways (BA) flight for two and a half hours in a bid to raise money for Comic Relief.
Jon Richardson, Jack Whitehall and Dara O’Briain are also hoping to get into the Guinness Book of World Records for hosting the world’s highest ever stand-up comedy venue at 35,000 feet.
The BA flight will fly over the UK having taken off from London’s Heathrow airport and passengers can win tickets for the comedy spectacular in a text competition.
Dara O’Briain commented “I’ve performed in some unusual places, but never at 35,000 feet! I’m really excited to be involved in this unique event and raise money for Comic Relief.”
It is not the only travel related event taking place this year, Dermot O’Leary, Lorraine Kelly and Craig David are attempting a charity trek to Kenya’s Kaisut Desert. The adventurous travellers will face 38°C heat on the five day trek which will see them hopefully cover 100 km of bleak desert, and is a follow on from the successful climb up Mount Kilimanjaro that celebrities including Fern Cotton, Chris Moyles and Cheryl Cole completed for last years Comic Relief.
For a chance to win tickets just text ‘Fly1’ to 70300. Text messages will cost 50p plus your usual network rate, and unless you opt out, a £3 donation to Comic Relief will also be deducted. Details can also be found at www.facebook.com/britishairways. Good luck!