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Saturday, 12 July 2014

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Comedians aim to deliver on Virgin Trains at 125mph

A host of quick-witted comics will be delivering gags at 125mph next week as they take on the world’s first high-speed rail comedy gig.

Patrick Monahan photo
Patrick Monahan

Patrick Monahan, who is patron of Carlisle’s newest cancer charity, Odyssey Foundation, will be performing a series of sets on the 2.30pm Virgin Trains service from London Euston to Glasgow on Thursday week.

The all-star line up from the Glasgow International Comedy Festival will be performing for passengers on a specially convened comedy carriage. Sets will be delivered on the stretches through Oxenholme and Penrith.

Hosted by Bruce Devlin, Patrick will be appearing with John Hastings, Damian Clark, Jojo Sutherland, Ray Bradshaw, John Gavin and Phil Nichol.

The show will help promote the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, from March 14 to April 5.

Those attending gigs can get 20 per cent off advance tickets to and from Glasgow with Virgin Trains.

Festival director Sarah Watson said: “We’ve done gigs in airports, stations and on streets but this is the first time that we’ve tried a comedy set on a train.

“We have some of the best names in the business so we’re guaranteed some laughs on the journey.”

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