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STAND-UP RUNDOWN: Prince of an Act

Prince Harry gives stand-up comedy a try as part of the Stand-Up For Heroes fundraiser.

by Chuck king
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He had the potential to royally bomb. It appears that didn’t happen.

Not exactly known for his jocularity, Prince Harry tried his hand at stand-up comedy – all for a good cause.

Accounts have his routine being self-deprecating. He got some laughs. Harry’s performance shouldn’t come as a surprise. He has plenty of material to draw from at home.

Today’s Stand-Up Spotlight also includes Pete Davidson handling a videographer; a feature with Nimish Patel; and five questions with Dina Hasham.

Make Hump Day a funny day.

STAND-UP SPOTLIGHT – November 8, 2023

Prince Harry Makes Comedy Debut at 17th Annual Stand Up for Heroes Benefit

Prince Harry is poking fun at himself!

The Duke of Sussex made his comedy debut at the 17th Annual Stand Up for Heroes Benefit on Monday. The 39-year-old gave a speech at the event which is held to support veterans, service members and their families.

“As someone who never gets scrutinized, I haven’t even had to prepare much. But I have been working on this particular act for quite some time. And everyone I know tells me it’s perfect. No, these aren’t people who just tell me what I want to hear. Oh no,” Harry’s tongue-in-cheek speech began.

Pete Davidson Pauses Show as He Spots Audience Member Filming, Says He ‘Pays $10K to Lock’ Phones

Pete Davidson has a strict “no phones” policy at his comedy shows — and he’s not afraid to call out rule-breakers.

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While Davidson, 29, was performing at City Winery in New York City on Thursday, November 2, he noticed a rogue venue staffer pull out their phone. (A representative for City Winery has since confirmed to Us Weekly that it was a “sneaky fan” and not a member of the staff.)

Comedian Nimesh Patel discusses stand-up career, connection to DC and controversies

In comedy, timing is everything.

Stand-up comedian Nimesh Patel, who will be appearing at Warner Theatre in downtown D.C. Nov. 10 for his “Fast and Loose” tour, is intimately familiar with the importance of timing. ​​A New York University alum with a degree in finance who graduated during the 2008 financial crisis, Patel attributes his pivot to stand-up comedy to his poorly timed entrance into the job market.

5 Questions with Comedian Dina Hashem

Comic Dina Hashem has some serious writing chops, penning scripts for The Daily Show, The Sex Lives of College Girls and the upcoming animated Amazon series #1 Happy Family USA. She gets in front of the camera for her new stand-up special Dark Little Whispers, executive produced by comic Sam Morril and premiering November 10th on Amazon Prime. In the funny, deadpan set, she tackles death threats, existential dilemmas and growing up as a first-generation Arab-American. Hashem recently talked to Cracked about Dark Little Whispers.

 

 

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