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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.
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This is the most celebrated comedy routines in British history, from a remarkable comedy institution. From the infamous Dead Parrot Sketch to Michael Palin's 'I'm a Lumberjack' song; Peter Cook's peerless E.L. Wisty monologues to Rowan Atkinson's school-master's roll-call; and on through to the latest generation led by Eddie Izzard, Dylan Moran, Jack Whitehall and Russell Brand. This definitive collection brings together the very best of Amnesty International's Secret Policeman shows.
'Freewheeling, contagious and delightful' Guardian
'Without the Secret Policeman's Ball there may never have been a Comic Relief or a Live Aid.' Telegraph
Publication date: 24/10/2013
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
|Publication date:||24th October 2013|
|Publisher:||Canongate Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Humour, The Real World,|
|Categories:||Performing arts: comedy, Humour,|
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.More About Amnesty International