The annual Teenage Cancer Trust comedy night returned on 20 March 2013 as another top bill of comedians took to the Royal Albert Hall stage for charity.
The evening was hosted by Russell Brand and Noel Fielding, returning to the Hall after their previous successful co-hosting of the Teenage Cancer Trust comedy night in 2007. The pair were presented on stage by Roger Daltrey, who curated the charity series from 2000-2012.
Russell Brand wasted no time before staging another prank phone call (fortunately this one went down better than a previous stunt of his), before ribbing close friend and series curator Noel Gallagher. Noel was able to respond by re-introducing the pair as “Two average guys… dressed as girls”. Naturally the night drew to a close soon after the duo had given a willing audience member an impromptu haircut.
Other sets on the night came from former Chortle Best Newcomer winner Seann Walsh and surreal Canadian stand-up Tony Law.
* * * * “A chaotic night of hair-raising fun” London Evening Standard
All images: Andy Paradise, 2013
Backstage footage from Day 2 of the Teenage Cancer Trust series:
Teenage Cancer Trust
The acts were once again presented on stage by series curator Noel Gallagher and Charlotte, a cancer patient in remission who shared her story of how the Teenage Cancer Trust supported her through the hardest time of her life following her diagnosis of a Ewing’s sarcoma tumour.
You can watch Charlotte’s inspirational story in the video below:
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