March 24, 2010 1:13

The Mighty Boosh's Noel Fielding kicks off Teenage Cancer Trust comedy night

Comic sports Kurt Cobain haircut gone wrong at Royal Albert Hall

The Mighty Boosh's Noel Fielding kicks off Teenage Cancer Trust comedy night

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The Mighty Boosh's Noel Fielding was among the stars who took part in 2010's Teenage Cancer Trust comedy benefit show at London's Royal Albert Hall tonight (March 23).

Making his sixth appearance at the charity event, the star turned up onstage sporting a new bleached blonde look, a grey boiler suit and golden boots.

"I asked for Kurt Cobain but I got [Moors murderer) Myra Hindley, fuck you," he declared as he arrived onstage before adding: "I am all The Police, I couldn't even pick one. If Gary Numan fucked Andy Pandy, this is what (the offspring) would look like."

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 Daltrey, 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 before The Who's frontman and patron of the Teenage Cancer Trust championed the Royal Albert Hall event, which is now in its 10th year, and 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 tomorrow (March 24) with Suede, who reformed especially for the event.

Meanwhile this year's Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig will take place as part of the run, with this year's Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music recipents The Specials playing on March 29.

Arctic Monkeys, Noel Gallagher and The Who are among the other bands playing Teenage Cancer Trust shows this year. NME.COM will be bringing you full reports from the shows, while Absolute Radio will have live recordings and interviews from the gigs.

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