Comedy For Cancer 2
Last night we headed out to the Royal Albert Hall for the Teenage Cancer Trust’s comedy gig. This was the second night of a 7-night run of concerts all in aid of the cancer charity. And like last year, we were lucky to get some decent seats in the 3rd row again.
The event was hosted by Kevin Bridges and he did a set at the start before introducing Doc Brown as the first act. He seems to be getting about a bit at the moment but all his material was new and, more importantly, funny.
Next up was Kerry Godliman who I had probably only seen once on TV before and she did a brilliant set that had The Wife crying with laughter at one point. There’s a common misconception that female comedians aren’t as funny as their male counterparts but this is totally not the case and Kerry knocked it out of the park!
The final act of the first half was Frankie Boyle and he was his usual close-to-the-edge, maybe-gone-a-bit-too-far self, but quite amusing nevertheless. Needless to say there were a few intakes of breath with some of his comments, but at least you know what you’re getting when you see him!
After the break we were shown a video of how the TCT are helping some patients in one of their centres within a hospital before the ‘stars’ of the video were brought out by Roger Daltrey, the TCT patron, to thunderous applause.
Then it was back to the comedy with Jon Richardson up next and he had a brilliant routine about Take Me Out and then regailed us with a tale of how he met his wife-to-be, which was hilarious. The best act of the night!
Closing the show was Mighty Boosh and Buzzcock member Noel Fielding and he was his usual totally random and bizarre self. A mostly humurous routine about a dream in which he was a tea bag was followed by a forgetful bit about a chicken-boy that just ended. It was a bit of a disappointing end to the evening but we’d had fun nevertheless and we’d helped to raise money for a worthwile charity.