This latest Secret Policeman’s Ball, the comedy and musical benefit extravaganza from Amnesty International that tackles the issue of freedom of expression – or, more precisely, the lack thereof in places throughout the world – is the first of these events since they began in London in 1976 to be held outside of the UK. Captured in high definition at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, the show is the usual mix of edgy comedy from big-name comedians from both sides of the pond such as Russell Brand, Jon Stewart, Eddie Izzard, Sarah Silverman, and Ben Stewart. It’s disappointing again that for this momentous event they give us only this brief behind-the-scenes featurette as an extra and thin booklet with stills and brief liner notes.
The comedy in The Secret Policeman’s Ball is at such a level, most of the time, it is almost enough to make you forget the real problem with the violent suppression of speech around the world. It was also announced today that UK fans will be able to watch the Ball on Channel 4 within days of the event itself. Campaigning for freedom of expression remains a fundamental part of Amnesty’s campaigning work. Meanwhile last year Amnesty campaigned for the release of young poet in Bahrain who was jailed for reading out a poem. About Amnesty InternationalAmnesty International is an international human rights organisation with more than three million supporters worldwide.
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Bonus features include a 2004 BBC documentary, "Remember The Secret Policeman's Ball?", essays and video introductions by the events' co-producer, Martin Lewis, and other rare footage.

The Secret Policeman’s Balls are a legendary series of benefit shows staged to raise funds for Amnesty International. This release includes all of the Eric Clapton footage that has been used in prior video releases. The all-star cast of music and comedy talent will join previously announced artists Coldplay, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Mumford & Sons, Russell Brand and Reggie Watts. Last week the organisation called for the release of social media activist Park Jeonggeun from South Korea after he retweeted messages from North Korea’s official government Twitter account. Ayat al-Qarmezi was reported to have been beaten while she was in detention and tortured with electric shocks. Working in over 150 countries, Amnesty International investigates and exposes abuses, educates and mobilises people into action, and works to protect people wherever justice, freedom and dignity are denied.
Established in 1976, The Secret Policeman’s Ball used anarchic humour to throw a spotlight on human rights abuses. Please register to receive the latest updates and experience the full functionality of our site. Beginning in 1976, they have featured the cream of Britain’s comedians and musicians, and laid the groundwork for high-profile charity events, including Live Aid. Brand, Izzard, and Silverman issue the three best stand-up routines, and they certainly don’t let down concerning grittiness, especially Silverman who somehow manages to equate be arrested for stalking a boyfriend who rejected her to living in a police state. They featured comedic performances by Monty Python’s John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman and Terry Gilliam, Beyond The Fringe’s Dudley Moore and Peter Cook, Billy Connolly, Rowan Atkinson (Mr.

Bean), Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous) and Hugh Laurie (now best known for his role in the TV Drama, House). Additionally, the shows featured musical performances by Pete Townshend, Sting, Phil Collins, Bob Geldof, Peter Gabriel, Donovan, Jackson Browne, Lou Reed, Kate Bush and Joan Armatrading and rare duets from guitar legends Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck and Mark Knopfler and Chet Atkins.
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