November 2012

Comedians raise the roof for young people

Rowan Atkinson, Joan Rivers and Miranda Hart were among the comedians who performed for TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall at The Prince’s Trust comedy gala 2012 – We Are Most Amused supported by Novae.

We Are Most AmusedThe comedy extravaganza, which took place at the Royal Albert Hall, raised vital funds to help the charity support disadvantaged young people into jobs and training.

The fundraiser comes as almost a million young people are struggling to find work.

Comedy’s finest collaborated at the gala – which was hosted and directed by Ben Elton – including Jimmy Carr, Stephen K Amos, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Omid Djalili, Milton Jones, Patrick Kielty, Helen Lederer, Jon Culshaw, Ed Byrne and E4 comedy trio The Midnight Beast. There was also a contribution from Dame Edna Everage.


The show climaxed with a specially written Blackadder sketch, reuniting Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson.

Tony Robinson and Rowan Atkinson performing a special Ben Elton scripted Blackadder sketch at We Are Most Amused, The Prince's Trust Comedy Gala 2012.


Hear from the stars of the show


Celebrities who walked the red carpet and watched the show included the X Factor finalists, James Arthur, Union J and Christopher Maloney and Prince’s Trust ambassadors and TV presenters Holly Willoughby and Carol Vorderman.

Miranda Hart, star of BBC sitcom, Miranda, said:

I was delighted to be here tonight and to be doing my bit to help. The Prince’s Trust does a fantastic job in supporting the most underprivileged young people, and at a time when the jobs market is uncertain, it has never been more important to ensure they have all the help they need.

Midnight BeastMartina Milburn, chief executive of The Prince’s Trust, said: "It has been fantastic to have the support of so many incredible comedians. Money raised by We Are Most Amused will help us to change the lives of disadvantaged young people at a time of high youth unemployment."

The Prince’s Trust gala series launched in 1982 with The Trust’s first Rock Gala. We Are Most Amused, supported by Novae, will mark The Trust’s eleventh gala event. The galas have attracted the support of iconic well wishers such as Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Elton John and Tina Turner.

To find out what people are saying about the event, follow the hashtag #MostAmused on Twitter.

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