NI: Ed Byrne to headline Belfast Amnesty benefit
Amnesty International and the Belfast Festival at Queen’s are delighted to announce that comedian Ed Byrne will headline the Stand Up For Justice comedy benefit at Belfast's Elmwood Hall on Tuesday 2nd November.
A long-standing supporter of Amnesty International, an outstanding observational stand-up and actor who is also well-known to television audiences, Ed Byrne comes to Belfast fresh from the success of his recent Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, Me Again.
'His wit won deafening cheers and feet stomping' Guardian, 'Dazzling' Sunday Times, 'Tickets for his shows are like gold dust… truly a master of the art of comedy' List.
Ed will join comedians Kevin McAleer and Jason Byrne in the Stand Up for Justice line-up, which this year will once again be highlighting the case of U Win Tin, a 74 year old journalist from Burma (Burma) who is serving a 20 year sentence for his role in founding the National League for Democracy and for courageously standing up for human rights.
U Win Tin has already spent 15 years in the notorious Insein Prison and is suffering from ill health. Festival-goers will be asked to sign a postcard, which will be sent to the Burmese authorities, calling for his release from prison. In August, Edinburgh Festival-goers signed over 6,000 cards for Amnesty's U Win Tin campaign.