Scots comedian Gary Faulds was the ‘talk of the toon’ this week as his ‘Scottish border’ sketch had many fans in fits of laughter.
Saying he was inspired by the protest at the Scottish border last week, Gary and his team decided to create the sketch where the 33-year-old plays a border control officer, who asks drivers a string of Scottish related questions to determine whether or not they are allowed to gain entry.
In the first ‘border test’ Gary holds up a square sausage and demands that the motorist tells him what it is.
The next driver is greeted by Gary who says, ‘Hi pal, welcome to Scotland! Can ye try that please?’ as he hands him a plastic cup filled with Irn-Bru.
And the driver isn’t best pleased as he sips the orange liquid and says, “Sorry, no, it’s not for me!”
An outraged Gary says: “What do you mean it’s no for you pal? This is the blood of Scotland! Nicola Sturgeon eats this with her cereal! Turn around!”
Gary who is best known for his stand up comedy said he wanted to do something a little bit different and that’s why he came up with the sketch. Speaking to The Record, he said: “Everything is just so serious with the Covid stuff and we wanted to make light of the situation with some old good Scottish humour.”
The comedian shared the video to his social media pages and has received lots great feedback, and not just from fellow Scots.
He said: “It’s nice that both sides of the border are sharing it as well as we wanted to make everyone laugh. It’s nice to see Scottish people tagging English family saying things like “You better start learning this stuff.”
He continued: “We have always wanted to do sketches as a team and this was the first. We genuinely can’t believe the response! It was inspired when we seen the people protesting at the border about people coming up from England.”
Gary also mentioned that when they were filming at ‘the border’ aka Strathclyde Country Park, passers by thought it was the real deal.
He said: “When we where filming it at Strathclyde park a car pulled up behind the other cars and they thought it was a checkpoint!”
Another one of the border control techniques used in the video was to identify and name pictures of Scottish celebrities including Lorraine Kelly, Jackie Bird and Andy Murray.
He also tested the knowledge of the drivers by asking them to complete the song lyrics to ‘Here we, here we…”
Many fans commented on the sketch saying they absolutely loved this new style of comedy.
One said: “Absolutely brilliant and we also know who is best person for border patrol when needed!”
While another added: “Total legend, great start to the day watching this!”
“Hahaha Brilliant Gary .. We’re definitely in safe hands!”, another joked.