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Joke's on wrong town comedian Walsh


Seann Walsh mixed up Hereford and Hertford

Seann Walsh mixed up Hereford and Hertford

Seann Walsh mixed up Hereford and Hertford

A comedian was forced to cancel a gig after turning up at the wrong town - 150 miles away from where he was supposed to be performing.

Seann Walsh was booked in to perform in Hertford last night, around 45 minutes north of London by train.

But he had to cancel his gig at Hertford Theatre after getting the town confused with Hereford, on the other side of the country near the Welsh border.

He only realised his mistake when he arrived at its rail station and took to Twitter to apologise to his fans.

The 27-year-old said: "Hertford! I regret to inform you that tonight's show is cancelled due to me arriving at Hereford, near Wales. I am so sorry. Please feel free to tweet me abuse!"

Seann then posted a series of tweets about his unexpected night, including how it would take him four hours to get home, only for his train to then be cancelled.

He wrote: "It is now taking me over four hours to get home. The gig was 45 mins away. I deserve this. If it makes you feel any better my train home is cancelled."

He posted a photo of a vending machine, saying: "Just having a look at the menu for dinner", before tweeting a photo from Newport and saying: "Still enough time to let you know I am now further away from my home than I was when I was in HerEford."

Seann added: "I'd just like to apologise again to HerTford. Sorry."

Fans were quick to poke fun at the comic's questionable geography knowledge.

Peter Bellamy tweeted: "Reminds me of you arriving late for the Brighton Comedy gala a couple of years ago after you got on the wrong train" while Shaun Weager wrote: "This is also like when you went to the wrong Hayes."

One woman did, however, show some gratitude for Walsh's mistake. Emma Smith said: "Thanks for letting me have my husband back tonight... He's a tech at Hertford Theatre..."

A contrite Seann eventually made it home, telling fans: "Home before midnight. Sorry Hertford. See you tomorrow Ipswich Uni.

"NORWICH. Norwich Uni."

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