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.
The 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.
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.
Martina 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.
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