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  • Hughesy hosts stand-up for Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Nova 100’s Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes will team up with Australia’s low fares airline Jetstar to host stand-up comedy as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival on The Flight of the Comedians this Friday 26 March.

In a first for Nova, Jetstar and comedy, Hughesy will be joined by comedians Dave Thornton and Des Bishop to perform stand-up for an aircraft full of passengers on this special one-off Sydney to Melbourne Jetstar commercial flight.

Hughesy said, “I’ve never entered the other mile high club so what better way to get the ball rolling by starting with this one!”

Jetstar Head of Marketing and PR David May said, “Jetstar is synonymous with low fares and good times, and what better time can you have aboard your flight than to be entertained by some of the festival’s funniest comedians.”

“As far as we know it’s a first for an airline to provide live stand-up on board a commercial flight - we thought it would be a unique way to mark the start of one of the biggest and most famous comedy festivals in the world,” said David.

Hughesy added, “No other airline has tried to make their actual flight attendants funny. Jetstar is the first to let actual comedians think they are flight attendants and take over at 30,000 feet.”

The Flight of the Comedians takes off on Jetstar this Friday 26 March from Sydney to Melbourne.

Check out for all the laughs, videos and photos from the flight and listen to Nova 100’s Hughesy and Kate on Monday 29 March for updates from Hughesy.

About Jetstar

The Jetstar Group is one of Asia Pacific’s fastest growing airline brands with one of the most extensive ranges of destinations in the region. It is made up of Jetstar Airways (subsidiary of the Qantas Group) in Australia and New Zealand, Jetstar Asia in Singapore, Jetstar Pacific in Vietnam, and Jetstar Japan in Japan. Jetstar branded carriers operate up to 5,000 flights a week to more than 85 destinations. The Jetstar Group carried more than 37 million passengers in financial year 2017.