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We’ll let you in on a not-so-secret event: The Secret Policeman’s Podcast is returning to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe next week!
Get ready for two nights of uproarious comedy at The Playhouse theatre benefitting Amnesty International. If you attend this podcast recording on 24 & 25 August 2018, you’re sure to laugh your socks off while supporting a great charity.
On its Twitter page The Secret Policeman bills itself as a “corrupt regime destroyer and live entertainment show putter oner”. In this spirit it’s joining with The Guilty Feminist, an award-winning podcast, to bring together a slew of well-known comedians in the interest of human rights. Comedian Deborah Frances-White, who hosts The Guilty Feminist, has assembled the line-up.
“I’m beyond excited to build on the magnificent Secret Policeman’s tradition of presenting comedy greats for a night of misbehaviour,” says Frances-White. “We will bring the funny to the Edinburgh Playhouse for two rocking, historical nights but cannot guarantee the roof will be where it was when we leave.”
Among the fantastic performers on the bill is Nish Kumar, with his combination of sharp wit and loveable self-deprecation. Often accused of being too honest, Australian Felicity Ward is sure to share some of her hilarious stories, and you can see Sara Pascoe before she takes her smash hit show LadsLadsLads on tour this autumn.
Plus, there’ll be performances from Rachel Parris, Shappi Khorsandi, Juliet Stevenson, Phil Jupitus and many others who will have you rolling out of your seats in laughter all night long.
While raising funds for Amnesty International, The Secret Policeman’s Podcast is also highlighting the Families Together campaign and its call for changes in the restrictive rules that keep refugee families apart. Specifically, the focus is on the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who’s imprisoned in Iran after an unfair trial and separated from her husband and young daughter.
“Comedy has a unique power to challenge us – as well as change hearts and minds,” adds Naomi McAuliffe, Amnesty International’s Scotland programme director.
So come be part of an entertaining evening that will inspire you as well as leave you helpless with laughter.
Tickets to The Secret Policeman’s Podcast are on sale now at Ticketmaster.co.uk.