Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/01/03/second_life_gig/

UK comedian plans Second Life gig

Jimmy Carr's avatar to bring joy to Sadville

By Lester Haines

Posted in Bootnotes, 3rd January 2007 15:33 GMT

UK stand-up comedian Jimmy Carr will next month appear on stage in Second Life, the BBC reports.

Carr's 3 February gig in London will be simultaneously delivered to Sadville, with "performers tracing his movements in real-life so they can be replicated" via his avatar. Only fifty flesh-and-blood punters will enjoy the live performance, and Carr will be giving away tickets for both that and the Second Life show on his MySpace page later this month.

The announcement cements Second Life's reputation as the happening place to be, if you happen not to have a sufficiently-stimulating place to hang out in the real world. The BBC notes that Duran Duran have already wowed the fans in the virtual world, while Reuters recently opened a virtual bureau there.

It's not all peace and love, however: one CNET hack was last month attacked by flying penises during a brutal, 15-minute assault on the company's Second Life office. We hope Carr doesn't suffer the same winged wang treatment. ®