Noel fills Albert

Fielding to front cancer benefit

Noel Fielding is to host another comedy evening at London's Royal Albert Hall.

The Mighty Boosh star will open four nights of gigs in aid of Roger Daltry's Teenage Cancer Trust charity on April 9.

Subsequent night will see shows headlined by Paul Weller, The Fratellis and Muse.

Fielding first appeared at a Teenage Cancer Trust showcase in 2005, when his surreal act was badly received by fans of the show's headliner, Peter Kay, with one heckler telling him to: 'Fuck off.’

The Phoenix Nights star reportedly infuriated Fielding by siding with the hecklers, telling the audience: 'If I were you I'd have told him to fuck off, too.’

However, Fielding made a more successful return to the Royal Albert Hall last year, co-hosting the event with Russell Brand.

Other comedians to have appeared in previous fundraisers include Ricky Gervais, Little Britain, Steve Coogan, and Simon Pegg.

Dr Adrian Whiteson, chairman of Teenage Cancer Trust, said: 'We are indebted to Roger Daltrey CBE for the work he continues to do for Teenage Cancer Trust.

'As in previous years, funds raised from these shows will go towards creating Teenage Cancer Trust units and related services around the country.”

Tickets are on sale now, priced £19.50 to £60. Click here to buy them.

Published: 23 Feb 2008

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