Izzard and Carr added to full Secret Policeman's Ball cast
Andrew Mickel2 March 2012
The full cast for this Sunday's Secret Policeman' s Ball has been unveiled, with Chris O’Dowd, Matt Berry, Jimmy Carr and Eddie Izzard joining the line-up.
Americans Taran Killam, Bobby Moynihan, Jay Pharoah and Burmese comedian Maung Thura Zarganar are also on the bill for the show in New York.
They join the previously announced acts on the bill, including Russell Brand, Noel Fielding, Micky Flanagan, John Oliver, Peter Serafinowicz and Jack Whitehall.
America is contributing Fred Armisen, Hannibal Buress, David Cross, Bill Hader, Rashida Jones, Seth Meyers, Bob Odenkirk, Paul Rudd, Andy Samberg, Sarah Silverman, Statler & Waldorf from Disney’s The Muppets, Jon Stewart, Jason Sudeikis, Reggie Watts and Kristen Wiig
Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, Liam Neeson, Rex Lee and Tim Roth are also on the bill.
The recording at Radio City Music Hall, to an audience of 6,000 people on Sunday, represents the first time the Amnesty International event has been held outside the UK.
The last event was held in 2008 at the Royal Albert Hall.
Jack Whitehall said: “As a stand up I think that freedom of speech is the most important thing to my job...well other than jokes. And a stage. And maybe an audience. And a microphone. Ok maybe it not the most important thing but it is important. What an honour it is to be playing at the secret policeman's ball, I love freedom of speech almost as much as I love Coldplay. It's great to be on the bill as apparently I look like one of Mumford and Sons so maybe I'll try and get into their dressing room!”
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