Comic capers of four British comedians stuck in New York


Four comedians get stranded by a snow storm.

It sounds like the set-up to a punch line, and four British comics will have a blizzard of new material after becoming stuck in New York during this week’s “bomb cyclone”.

James Acaster, Ed Gamble, Lloyd Langford and John Robins have catalogued the trials and tribulations of their enforced exile in the Big Apple.

The group had gone to New York together to see in the new year, posting pictures of their escapades on social media.But the larks stopped on Thursday when it became apparent they would not be leaving the city in a hurry.After struggling to get in touch with anyone to rebook their flight, Ed Gamble took to Twitter to vent his irritation.My flight tomorrow to LHR from JFK (142) has been cancelled. I’ve been on hold for 25 minutes and the call has just been hung up. We have nowhere to stay and the only flight you have suggested via email is on Monday and takes 20 hours. Please contact me ASAP.

American Airlines tried its best to placate the apoplectic Gamble with a smattering of sarcasm, writing: “We wish Winter Storm Grayson would take it a bit easier on us too, Ed. We’ll take it up with Mother Nature.”

Unfortunately Gamble did not see the funny side, saying the “quirky” tweet was unhelpful.Whether this is supposed to be “quirky” or plain old passive aggressive, it’s not helpful in this situation. People are stranded in a very expensive city with no offer of hotel help.