The comedians took to the skies on Saturday for a 45 minute set, entertaining their 180 passengers flying from London’s Heathrow Airport and into Norwegian airspace.
The ‘Smile High’ event – a partnership between British Airways and Comic Relief raised nearly £100,000 for Comic Relief as well as setting a Guinness World Record, writes Metro.
O’Briain said: ‘I didn’t do any preparation - we were all just scribbling notes down at the start of the flight! We can’t normally make jokes about aeroplanes though as it’s a sensitive subject so it was quite hard to think of new ones but all of our material should be on the tips of our tongues.’
Whitehall (pictured) apparently read out a list of subjects BA bosses had told them not to talk about and 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.’
After the flight Pilot Brian Connolly added: ‘It was an honour to captain this very special flight today. I’m proud to be able to say that I’m a Guinness World Records holder, and of course - member of the ‘Smile High’ club!’
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