In this thrilling and utterly pain-inducing video, master manipulator Claus “Chili Klaus” Pilgaard has convinced the members of a classical orchestra — the Danish National Chamber Orchestra — to eat some of the world’s hottest chilies (Carolina Reapers, Trinidad Scorpion Moruga Blends, and ghost peppers), and then play Jacob Gade’s “Tango Jalousie.”
There’s a lot of sweating, wincing, grimacing, brow-mopping and tears. The entire orchestra is in agony, but they hold it together beautifully.
Of course, Chili Klaus leads the whole performance at the conductor’s stand.
The whole video is hilarious and made even more impressive by the fact that the entire orchestra is formally dressed and many of them have to remain standing the whole time. As soon as the song is over, the orchestra breathes a sigh of relief, and then almost immediately doubles over in pain.
Watch the full video below, and be prepared to laugh at their pain:
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Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.