Amnesty TV gets serious with comedy
London, 26th August 2011: In the fourth episode of Amnesty TV, which goes live today, comedians take time out at Edinburgh Festival to bring viewers exclusive material about the big human rights stories of the day. Amnesty International, producers of the infamous Secret Policeman’s Ball, has always had great support from comedians, who value the right to freedom of speech more than most.
Fresh from the Fringe, Amnesty TV proves once more that even news which is no laughing matter, can be hilarious. The episode features an exclusive soliloquy by British comedy writer Tim Key and an Amnesty International Human Rights Jokes film featuring Joel Dommet.
Other highlights from episode four include:
• Notes on how to broadcast a farewell as a failed dictator
• Discussion of David Cameron’s proposal to limit internet access to rioters