Nepalese Artists set Guinness World Record by performing Highest altitude stand-up comedy gig on land
Two Nepali artists have entered the Guinness Book of World Records for their stand-up comedy performance at Kalapathar, the base camp of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest.
The highest altitude stand-up comedy gig on land is 5,302 m (17,395.01 feet) and was achieved by Lekhmani Trital and Umesh Kumar Gautam (both Nepal) in Kala Patthar, Solukhumbu, Nepal, on 3 May 2021.
The purpose of the record attempt was to encourage travel to Nepal, tourism there has suffered since the earthquake in 2015 and the recent global pandemic.
Umesh Kumar Gautam (UKG) and Lekhmani Trital (Ramesh Uncle’s son), the founding artists of the group ‘Nepgasm Comedy’, which is popular among Nepali youth, have set a world record by performing stand-up comedy at an altitude of 5,203 meters.
They performed stand-up comedy on May 03 with the slogan ‘Imagination of a pollution-free society, Nepgasm’s desire for a smile on every face’.
They broke the previous record set by Italian citizen Paulo Francescini. Paulo entered the Guinness Book of World Records on April 25, 2019 with a stand-up comedy performance at an altitude of 5,270 meters above the Everest base camp.
Upon learning that his record had been broken, Paulo sent a video message from Italy congratulating the Nepgasm group. He has been presenting programs on “Radio Kiss Kiss” in Italy.
The Guinness Book of World Records has mentioned on its official website that the move by artists Gautam and Trital will play an important role in the development of tourism in Nepal at this time of health crisis.
In the program organized by Nepgasm Media and Production Pvt. Ltd, They presented two stand-up comedies of 30 minutes each containing healthy entertainment content.
Sarad Shrestha, Founder Director of Nepgasm, said that it was a matter of pride for Nepal to set a world record with this step. It is an honor for those who love and admire the Nepali comedy genre.
Gyanendra Raj Mishra, another founding director of Nepgasm, commented that our effort to make Nepalis happy in the midst of the Corona epidemic was successful.
“The whole world must be watching our efforts closely. We want to dedicate this achievement of Nepgasm to all those comedians who did not stop making people laugh even with the least resources.” Mishra quoted.
“We are grateful to the media, staff, our flight assistant, Simrik Air, and our sponsors, co-sponsors, for helping us facilitate the necessary process in this time of crisis, despite many challenges and obstacles.” Ashish Shahi, founder of Nepgasm, said.
Rupesh Shrestha, another founder of Nepgasm, said that Nepali stand-up comedy got a chance to be known on the basis of global stand-up due to the love and encouragement of all the subscribers, viewers and listeners.