Maltese comedian Steve Hili yesterday flew home for a few days to perform his five-star rated comedy show… only to encounter a bit of drama on the plane.

“All of a sudden, we started hearing rumours of someone dying on the plane. I thought that was particularly unfair. All I was doing was trying out some new jokes. I suppose, yes a couple of them do need some work, but still…” said Steve Hili.

It transpired that a passenger was actually taken sick, and so the plane was diverted to Bologna where paramedics came on board and took him off, potentially saving this man’s life.

Steve said, “The captain and crew were ultra-professional, and kept us informed during the whole adventure. At one point, they asked if there was anybody on board who could offer assistance. I was going to tell them that I had a killer routine about lasagne and a Page 3 girl, but I figured it was not the time.”


Steve finally got to Malta very late last night, and is revved up for the run of Burning Love. To the ground – a show described by critics in the UK as “perfect”.

Produced by TAC Theatre of Rock of Ages fame, Burning Love. To the Ground is being staged at Palazzo Pereira in Valletta from Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th November at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available from www.ticketline.com.mt or from the Embassy Cinema Box Office in Valletta. The show is suitable for those aged 18 and over.