Tickets to see Michael McIntyre at The Old Town Hall in Hemel Hempstead sold out in minutes, as 85,000 people rushed to book a seat.
The popular comedian took to the stage on Monday, January 9, as part of his Work in Progress tour.
Only 110 people were lucky enough to secure a ticket, which were on sale for just £15. This was considerably less than other venues, some of which cost more than £30.
The show sold out in five minutes and most seats were held in baskets within 10 seconds of the show going on sale.
Due to popular demand, the comedian added a second date at the local venue on January 31, which also sold out quickly.
A spokesperson for The Old Town Hall said they were “overwhelmed” with the response and assured customers that no tickets were sold in advance to the public or staff.
They wrote in a Facebook post: “We understand your frustration if you didn’t get tickets. We have been overwhelmed with the response from customers wanting to book tickets to see Michael McIntyre and only a lucky few managed it. Well done to those people; we hope you enjoy the show.
“We understand your frustration, but please keep in mind that the theatre industry has been through a lot over the last few years, and we can only stay open with support from you, our loyal customers.
“Booking Michael McIntyre is a huge success for our venue, and we have even more big named comedians and acts to come.”
To find out what’s on at The Old Town Hall, visit oldtownhall.co.uk