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Amnesty International is an international human rights non-governmental organisation with over three million members and supporters around the world. Founded in London in 1961, Amnesty draws attention to human-rights abuses and campaigns, works to mobilise public opinion and put pressure on the governments that let abuse take place, and aims to protect people wherever justice, fairness, freedom and truth are denied. The organisation was awarded the 1977 Nobel Peace Prize for its campaign against torture, and the United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights in 1978.
In aid of Amnesty International, a celebration of the very best comedy moments from over 30 years of the Secret Policeman’s Ball. 464 pages of comedy gold from the Dead Parrot Sketch to E. L Wisty and Eddie Izzard and beyond. Like for Like ReadingBeyond a Joke: Inside the Dark Minds of Stand-Up Comedians, Bruce DessauTragically I Was an Only Twin: The Complete Peter Cook, Peter Cook
The Secret Policeman’s Balls, there have been twelve to date, have transformed the charity Amnesty International and become the platform for blisteringly effective and extremely funny satirical comedy. This book is the anthology of these twelve landmark events. From Monty Python to Beavis and Butthead, all the acts, all the scripts and all for charity.