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Comedy star Emo added to Amnesty gig

posted 18 Aug 2010, 05:09 by David Rintoul

Comedy star Emo Philips has been revealed as the latest addition to Amnesty International's Stand Up For Freedom show.

Emo will be performing special material at the gig that even audiences at his sell-out Pleasance show are not able to see. The event takes place at the EICC tomorrow.

Rapper-turned-comedian Doc Brown has also been added to the line-up which includes John Bishop, Mark Watson, Josie Long, 2009 award-winner Tim Key, Dan Antopolski and Danielle Ward.

Emo Philips said: "I'm always happy to do what I can to help political prisoners."

This year's Stand up For Amnesty International's Programme Director in Scotland, John Watson, said: "Adding Emo Philips and Doc Brown to the line-up for Stand Up For Freedom just makes it even stronger.

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Source: Evening News