Prince Harry’s New Side Hustle: Stand-Up Comedian


As you might recall, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle resigned from their full-time positions as working royals in January 2020. As many freelancers do, they’ve since dabbled in a couple of areas. Podcast this, race automobile that, as one does. On Monday evening, Harry added yet one more temp gig to his resume: Stand-up comic. 

The Duke of Sussex made a video look on the seventeenth annual Stand Up For Heroes Benefit, an occasion whose proceeds assist veterans, lively obligation service members, and their households. The occasion was held at New York City’s Lincoln Center, and was introduced by the New York Comedy Festival and the Bob Woodruff Foundation. 

Harry, who served within the army for a decade, wore his 4 medals for service on his go well with jacket in his video tackle, during which he poked enjoyable at himself and mentioned that together with his look he was “representing gingers,” an “endangered species.”

“As someone who never gets scrutinized, I haven’t even had to prepare much,” Harry joked on the prime of his bit. “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.”

Who are they, then? “These are people like my finance manager, my lawyer, and of course, my reiki healer,” he joked. 

He additionally delivered heartfelt messages to fellow veterans and their households. 

“I salute each and every one of you, my brothers, my sisters, my friends, through respect, understanding, and admiration,” he mentioned. “And please remember, if any you feel lost or alone with all this going on, don’t forget the power of purpose and upholding the important values you know so well. That always gives you the clarity and company you need.”

The night additionally featured a shock efficiency from Bruce Springsteen, who performed 5 songs and joked, “If at first you don’t succeed, don’t try to skydive.”

A slew of different notables additionally attended the occasion, together with Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, and Tracy Morgan.

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