Wednesday, March 24, 2010 7:21am ET by Pressparty
Fielding kicks off Teenage Cancer Trust
The Mighty Boosh's Noel Fielding was among the stars who helped kick off 2010's Teenage Cancer Trust comedy benefit show at London's Royal Albert Hall last night (March 23).
Making his sixth appearance at the charity event, he turned up onstage and quipped: "I asked for Kurt Cobain but I got [Moors murderer) Myra Hindley, fuck you."
The star, who is an ambassador for the Teenage Cancer Trust went on to make jokes about Slash and TV presenter Bruce Forsyth before he sang a song called 'Monkey Edwards' about one of his neighbours.
Earlier co-compere Jimmy Carr made two brief appearances in which he took a jovial dig at Madonna and organiser Roger Daltry, while Gavin & Stacey star James Corden was the main compere for the night, which saw each comedian introduced onstage to songs by Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Kasabian and The Cribs.
The night saw a host of performers mock pop and rock stars including Take That's Mark Owen and his former bandmate Robbie Williams, Susan Boyle and Iggy Pop, who American comedian Rich Hall rapped for previously appearing in a car insurance advert. "At what point did Iggy Pop start advertising car insurance? What the fuck? Does the man have no dignity whatsoever?," he jibed.
Further performances came from Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert, Glaswegian stand up star Kevin Bridges, Tommy Tiernan and Manchester comic Jason Manford, who told a funny anecdote about how he met The Cure's Robert Smith with Hollywood star Mickey Rourke when he was in the green room on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross.
After the interval, a short film was played out showing survivors of teenage cancer. Then The Who's frontman and patron of the Teenage Cancer Trust brought on former sufferer Jamie Riddick. He also revealed to the crowd that Depeche Mode's recent gig at the venue last month raised £400,000 for the charity.
The Teenage Cancer Trust shows continue today with the recently reformed Suede line-up. Noel Gallagher and The Who are among the other bands playing at the shows this year.
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