Prince William makes awkward joke at BAFTA Awards 2017

Well, Prince William doesn't likely have a future in comedy.

The royal took the stage on Sunday at the 2017 BAFTA Awards in order to present the Fellowship Award to Mel Brooks for his lifetime achievements. As he took the mic, Wills decided to open his speech with a funny quip.

"Good evening ladies and gentleman, BAFTA has sadly run out of actors, so I've been roped in."

Cue awkward applause and very few laughs.

Thankfully, the fun-loving royal recouped quickly and began his speech about the incomparable Mel Brooks before Nathan Lane and Simon Pegg took over the duty.

We gotta give Prince William some points for trying! Regardless of his un-funny joke, Will looked great at the award show and so did his stunning wife, Kate Middleton. The Duchess donned a black and gold off-the-shoulder frock that was simply stunning.

Check out more of their night here: