Funny Flight Attendant Definitely Gets Passenger’s Attention at 30,000 Feet

By ABC News

Apr 15, 2014 12:19pm

One Southwest Airlines flight attendant definitely knows how get her passengers’ attention.

Marty Cobb, mother of three, might have come up with the funniest flight attendant bit since “Airplane,” with a YouTube video of her safety speech going viral as she turns the typically mundane in-flight safety presentation into a full-blown stand-up routine.

“If I can pretend to have your attention for just a few moments, my ex-husband, my new boyfriend and their divorce attorney are going to show you the safety features on this Boeing  737-800 series,” Cobb says in the video, getting lots of laughs from all those on board.

“It’s been a long day for me,” she continues, asking passengers to please fasten and position their seat belts “tight and low across their hips” just like her “grandmother wears her support bra.”

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The video has already gotten more than 1.2 million views since being posted April 12.

“You know, traveling is stressful and it’s getting more stressful,” Cobb, 49, told ABC News.

And as far as what she enjoys most about her job: “Just to be able to have a good time at what I do,” she explained.

Cobb said she decided to become a flight attendant after turning 40, a departure she says she’s happy with, though she wouldn’t mind landing a professional comedy gig as well.

“I just enjoy making people laugh,” she said. “I would never quit my job because I love what I’m doing too much, but if it could go further and do something on the side, that would be great.”

With wit like hers, cracking jokes with her passengers that not only will disco lights on the floor lead them to each exit, pointing out they each get a door prize in their seat back compartment such as dirty diapers, chewing gum wrappers and banana peels, but also, in the highly unlikely event that the captain lands them near a hot tub, everyone will get their very own teeny-weeny Southwest bikini, it’s safe to say Cobb’s dream of being a comic on the side might just take off.

 

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