To All Flight Missers: 4 Hilarious Airplane Rants by Comedians [Video]
In the light of global pandemic events people got shut off from traveling, primarily by flying. But whether it is a business or desire to explore our planet, eventually people will get back to it. And of course, the atmosphere at the airports and planes in particular will likely be more conflicting than we used to have (since people will be more protective of their personal space and safety preferences).
Not all of the air traveling people are stand-up comedians, but all successful stand-up comedians are regular travelers who always have a story to tell on this topic. These will prepare you to deflect stress with humor.
Bill Burr – Hilarious Plane Story
Over almost three decades of his career Bill Burr has established himself as one of the most respected and high-caliber performers in the major league of comedy. Bill is well-known for his ability to use sarcasm on stage, during the interviews and at his regular show “Monday Morning Podcast.” In one of the episodes he shared a story that in two years had reached almost 2 millions of views and even more laughs.
In this segment Bill shares his experiences about sitting next to a pretty unusual passenger at the airplane and their so-called “interaction” throughout the flight. Although, this story doesn’t teach us a lot about handling conflicts it definitely gives us a perfect example on how in certain cases you can have incredible fun with someone who annoys you.
Joey Diaz on Confronting Arrogant Passengers
In the era of socio-cultural sensitivity many comics became more conscious and aware about terminology they use and thoughts they convey to the audience from the stage. However, that does not seem to be the case for Joey Diaz who always prefers to call a spade a spade. Adam Sandler used to describe his character with the following words “when Joey Diaz walks in the room, it becomes R-rated.”
In his own podcast “Church of What’s Happening Now” Joey tells his co-host Lee Syatt and guest comic Tom Segura a couple of stories on how he gets into fights with other passengers. Time gap of these events goes back to the peak of a multi-award winning series “Sopranos”. Useful tips he shares in the clip comes down to knowing how to make black flight attendants instantly like you and how to talk to police if you had an issue with foreign passengers.
Louis C.K. – Terror Flight
Format: stand-up (audio)
It is not a secret to anyone that Louis C.K. got into a controversy in the middle of #MeToo movement. Before the allegations forced him to take a long pause in his career, much like the late George Carlin, Louis was in the cycle of making one comedy special a year. Which requires a lot of professionalism and credibility from both viewers and filming studios. Somewhere in between, during one of his shows he got his airplane story recorded. A story that is different from the ones mentioned earlier.
Most if not all people who suffer from acrophobia explain that inability to control the situation is the main reason for their fear. This is the story of a comic who had a flight with people who probably became aerophobics after that flight.
Jim Jefferies on Airplane Etiquette
Format: stand-up (video)
Over the years Australian comic Jim Jeffries established himself as one of the most successful overseas comedians to ever settle in the U.S. Jim has a reputation of an outspoken performer with not only good jokes but a bunch of great stories about disruptive behaviour of people (including himself) due to lack of good manners. According to his experience from doing a private gig for Hollywood celebrities, Al Pacino told him the following words after his performance: “I like you! You tell a story! I think a story’s about to end, like it’s withering away… and then you come back to the story! It’s very good!”
In one of his best specials “Fully Functional” Jim tells a story about sitting next to an arrogant person who neglects the common rules of an airplane etiquette. It is not only laughable, but useful piece of information as well. Since it exemplifies you how you can successfully ask a fly attendant to move the passenger away from you, if the truth is on your side.
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