News: All-Star Comedy Line-Up Stands Up for Amnesty International

Bisha K Ali, Aisling Bea, Kemah Bob, Camilla Cleese, Jessica Fostekew, Hot Brown Honey, Rosie Jones, Phill Jupitus, Shappi Khorsandi, Nish Kumar, Rose Matafeo, Rachel Parris, Sara Pascoe, Grace Petrie, Paul Sinha, Alison Spittle, Juliet Stevenson, Tiff Stevenson, Sindhu Vee and Felicity Ward are to take part in two major Anmnesty International gigs at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Amnesty International has joined forces with The Guilty Feminist to present The Secret Policeman’s Podcast – Live! Across two nights, some of the brightest, most brilliant and funniest people at the Fringe will appear in the shows hosted by Deborah Frances-White – The Guilty Feminist – to make audiences laugh, think and take action for human rights.

The Secret Policeman’s Podcast – Live! brings together the best comics around to raise awareness and funds for Amnesty International – the shows will highlight the Families Together campaign, calling on the UK government to change the restrictive rules keeping refugees in the UK apart from those they love. The shows will also feature the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, imprisoned in Iran after an unfair trial and separated from her husband and young daughter. 

Comedian Shappi Khorsandi said: “I’m delighted to be part of the iconic Secret Policeman’s Podcast Live Show in Edinburgh this year! I’ve been campaigning with Amnesty International for many years and I was on the very first Guilty Feminist Podcast, when it was just a baby. Delighted to see it grow so big! With such a talented and diverse group of comedians, this is going to be a special night of hilarious comedy for human rights.”

Nish Kumar said: “Amnesty International’s Secret Policeman is legendary – known around the world for bringing human rights to life through fantastic comedy.  I’m thrilled to be part of this show with the comedy genius of The Guilty Feminist, Deborah Frances-White, and so many other talented performers. The Secret Policeman’s Podcast Live! promises to be one of the highlights of the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe.”

Tickets for the event will cost £25 plus booking fees and are now on sale with all profits from sales being donated to Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust. The shows will be recorded and edited for a podcast available after the Fringe.

The Secret Policeman’s Podcast – Live is on August 24 & 25 at the Edinburgh Playhouse. Tickets on sale now here.

Picture of Aisling Bea by Idil Sukan.


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