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NI: Final line-up confirmed for Stand Up For Justice comedy benefit

More comedians join the bill

Amnesty International has announced the final line-up for its annual Stand Up For Justice comedy benefit, part of the Magners Comedy programme at Belfast Festival at Queen's.

  • * Tim McGarry, writer & actor on BBC NI's Give My Head Peace and black taxi driver on Hearts & Minds
  • *Jake O'Kane, compere at the Empire Comedy Club and panellist on The Blame Game

    will join the existing line-up of:

  • *Jason Byrne, “the outright king of live comedy” according to the Sunday Times
  • *Scotland’s outrageous Craig Hill. "A hilarious show... a definite highlight of this year's festival", according to The Daily Record
  • *Neil Delamere of BBC NI’s The Blame Game, “one of the funniest things you’ll see at the fringe this year” - Edinburgh Fest Magazine

Tim McGarry said:

“I'm delighted to be playing the Stand Up For Justice gig. It's such a brilliant line-up and such a great cause that I'd do it for nothing. Hang on a minute ... I am doing it for nothing. Where's my agent?"”
Patrick Corrigan, Amnesty International’s Northern Ireland programme director, said:
“Once again, we think we have succeeded in delivering an unbeatable line-up of comedy talent from these islands. There’s no doubt that Stand Up For Justice is the funniest, best value and most worthwhile gig in this year’s Festival. In fact, it was so popular last year that we have moved the gig to the Whitla Hall to cope with demand.”

Book online at or telephone the Festival Box office on (028) 9097 1197

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