Harry Hill wowed a crowd of music fans when he appeared on stage and performed a rap by none other than Cardi B.
The 58-year-old comedian joined rock band Black Midi during a recent performance and broke out in a rendition of Cardi’s song I Like It.
Footage from the concert shows Harry dressed in his trademark black suit and white shirt as he leapt across the stage to applause from the crowd.
Harry, whose real name is Matthew Hall, performed just one verse of the song and sadly disappeared from the stage in less than a minute.
Black Midi band member Cameron Picton took to Twitter after the show to say that Harry’s cameo was one of the highlights of the group’s career.
Performance: Harry Hill wowed a crowd of music-goers when he appeared on stage and performed a rap by none other than Cardi B.
Hit: The comedian, 58, joined rock band Black Midi during a recent performance and broke out in a rendition of Cardi’s song I Like It (Cardi pictured in February 2023)
He wrote: ‘We’ve done a lot of crazy prestigious things that we’re proud of.
“We could perform at the Grammys and even win one, or time travel and play live or something, but nothing, NOTHING will beat HARRY HILL coming onstage and doing a Cardi B verse with us tonight.”
Harry opened up about the surprise performance during an appearance on Good Morning Britain on Thursday.
He said: ‘They [Black Midi] he said, would you come and do something with us and it finally happened.
Co-host Ben Shepherd responded, “They had no idea what you were going to do?”
Harry said: ‘I said, ‘how about we do a little Cardi B?’
Harry trained as a physician at the University of London before receiving his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree in 1988.
He was previously confronted with an old photo from his brief career in the medical profession, which he left to pursue his stand-up career in the early ’90s, during a morning conversation with Lorraine Kelly on her ITV chat show.
Surprise: Footage from the concert shows Harry dressed in his signature black suit and white shirt as he leapt across the stage to applause from the crowd.
Thrilled: Black Midi band member Cameron Picton took to Twitter after the show to say Harry’s cameo was one of the highlights of the group’s career
Throwback: He was faced with an old photo from his brief career in the medical profession, which he left to pursue his stand-up career in the early ’90s.
Watching the image of himself with a stethoscope appear on a big screen, the comedian explained: “I was locating at the hospital in Southampton, I had surgery there and I was driving to London to do a comedy shop there.”
The concert was on a Sunday night at a Mexican restaurant in South Norwood. The third concert I did was complete silence, people just looked at you.
‘I tried to climb out the window but I had to walk through them [the audience].’
Despite his early setbacks, Harry established a highly successful stand-up career before foraying into television with shows like Harry Hill’s TV Burp and the radio series Harry Hill’s Fruit Corner.
However, it would suffer an unexpectedly tepid response from fans after the musical I Can’t Sing! -an X Factor-inspired musical based on her own book- flopped in London’s West End.
“From my point of view, it was not a comedown,” he said. ‘It was fun. I have very good memories of her. It ran for six weeks, but we had booked the Palladium for a year!