Rob Brydon risked upsetting fellow British funnyman Stephen Fry at the GQ Men of the Year Awards with a controversial joke about his suicide attempt last year (12).

Writer/actor Fry tried to end his own life by swallowing pills and vodka during a bout of depression but was saved by a Tv producer and hotel staff.

He attended the awards ceremony in London on Tuesday night (03Aug13), where Brydon kicked off the event by performing a comedy song containing a reference to his pal's mental health woes, drawing gasps from the audience.

Brydon sang, "The nation's favourite dinner guest with charm up to his gills, what a shame he can't be left alone with vodka and some pills."