Virgin Atlantic is going to start providing passengers on some of its Little Red flights with live in-flight comedy acts and other entertainment, beginning this month for people travelling between Heathrow and Edinburgh.

Starting soon, comedians on their way to the Edinburgh Comedy Festival will get a last-minute chance to hone their material and give it a final live run through before reaching the festival gigs, and passengers on board will get a chance to a sneak peek of some material.

According to The Telegraph, the full line-up of acts will be revealed through Virgin Atlantic’s social media channels. Virgin is also planning to offer live music acts on some flights from September, including those travelling between Heathrow and Manchester in a bid to help its freshly launched Little Red service win customers from rival airlines. Quite what you do if you have no interest in seeing comedians or other entertainment on board is another question, though.

Check out the video below to see Rhys from Flight of the Conchords recanting his “worst gig ever”.

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