THE UK’s highest ever comedy gig was interrupted by a barefoot ranger who took centre stage.
Over 100 hillwalkers climbed more than 3,000ft to attend Summit Funny yesterday, held at the top of Ben Lomond.
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One of the acts – Glaswegian comedian Gary Little – was interrupted by a barefooted National Trust for Scotland Ranger, and a video of the hilarious encounter has now gone viral.
The climb and gig has almost raised £1,000 for the charities Scottish Mountain Rescue and Trossachs Search and Rescue Dogs.
Gary Little and Mark Nelson – the past two winners of Best Headliner at the Scottish Comedy Awards – were joined by BBC Scotland Scot Squad’s Chris Forbes, Vladimir McTavish and Alan Anderson.
Chris Forbes started the gig by telling the audience about a girl he went to school with called Kirsty, however they used to call her Ben Lomond, “because she was very popular with the tourists. And many used to go up her.”
Gary, Chris, Alan and Vladimir are all experience Munro Baggers. This however was Mark Nelson’s first attempt to climb a mountain.
Afterwards Mark Nelson said “That was amazing, definitely one of the high points of my comedy career. My Edinburgh Fringe show this year is about me being a year older than Jesus.
“I’ve probably just performed to more people on this mountain than I will in Edinburgh during August. This was my Sermon on the Mount”
Munro Bagger Paul Duncan (who had no idea about the gig until he arrived at the summit) posted on Facebook “ Last thing I expected to see at the top of a mountain when I set off this morning. Hilarious stuff.”
Organiser Alan Anderson said “ Driving up to Rowardennan we speculated that we might get a dozen or so nutters make the trip to the summit with us.
“On arriving at the summit we were blown away by number of people who were already there, sitting in the wind, chatting and having lunch whilst waiting for us to perform. Normally you spend 5 or 10 minutes at the top of a climb. But 100 hardy, and very generous, souls stayed up there with us for over an hour. Well done to all who made the effort and thank you for your donations.”
The video can be watched at https://www.facebook.com/summitfunny/videos/vb.728096083941837/815927978491980