We’re not sure if the greatest moment of Wednesday at Altitude came when Phill Jupitus whispered the words ‘bear disco’ at Tiernan Douieb, provoking giggles and the telling of the story that fits in a tweet: “Todays @AltitudeComedy highlight: partaking in naked bear disco in a ski lift with Phil Jupitus & Andre Vincent scaring passing gondolas”. Amazing. OR perhaps it was seeing Terry Alderton and Mike from The Cuban Brothers clatter to the floor of the bar in a moment of mountainside horseplay. Or maybe it was the moment Terry (again), an audience member and Andrew Maxwell danced shirtless to a hand raising Panjabi MC’s Mundian De Bach Ke.
Yesterday was another amazing day of comedy at the Altitude Festival. The improv boys proved why they’re the best in the biz with another great performance in the Piste Takers Inn which was then prepared for The Cuban Brothers show later that evening (YES FRIENDS!). Not that anyone could ever really be prepared for the Cubans. The room filled, Kengo threw shapes and Miguel stripped off. Brilliant. Then we were on to the comed-athon. Three MCs, three sections and another incredible line up. The GetComedy crew smashed it, with great performances from Tiernan Douieb, Tiff Stevenson, Matt Reed and an absolute blinder from the awesome Benny Boot. Phil Nichol, Craig Campbell, Carl Donnelly, Andrew Maxwell, Kevin Bridges, Ben Norris and the insanely good Terry Alderton (pictured) delivered an amazing show in the Top Secret space of the Europahaus.
Now we’re past the halfway point with only more fab line ups to come, tired minds and legs will be more than happy to relax and laugh away the hangover this afternoon with The Early Edition, followed by another blockbuster gala show line up. Bring it on!