Alan Carr cracks up audiences in Fort and Glenuig

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Local correspondent Nic Goddard joined hundreds of others in the audience for funny man Alan Carr’s gig in Glenuig hall on Sunday night. 

Multi-award winning comedian Alan Carr had Lochaber audiences in hysterics thanks to his two shows in the area at the weekend.

Both Saturday’s appearance at Fort William and then a second show in Glenuig on Sunday were sold out within hours of tickets going on sale.

Glenuig hall was packed with around 200 people for the evening gig. Playing to a lively and appreciative audience, Carr blended local observational comedy with testing new jokes which made for a riotous performance with plenty of audience participation, not least over the correct pronunciation of ‘Glenuig’ and ‘loch’.

Sworn to secrecy over the exact content of the material, suffice to say it was littered with Carr’s trademark outrageous one liners, name dropping of his famous celebrity friendship circle and plenty of self deprecating humour.

The audience ranged from a 14-year-old, who inevitably was spotted from the stage – and apologised to several times for the adult content and language from the acts – to retired folk. Support act Kelly Convey speculated that it was in fact the entire population of Glenuig and certainly we met no vehicles coming in the opposite direction on the way home suggesting that everyone who was out that evening was there at the gig.