Comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert know the importance of freedom and free speech. Perhaps that is what led the two television hosts to headlining at an upcoming Amnesty International event. The Secret Policeman’s Ball is coming to the United States, more specifically Radio City Music Hall, for the first time in March.
Stewart and Colbert are among the top headliner’s for the event which will celebrate Amnesty International’s 50th Anniversary. The shows theme will revolve around the importance of free speech. Radio City’s website reports that the show is about, “A bad night for dictators. A good night for free speech.”
Joining the comedians at the star-studded event will be Russell Brand and Reggie Watts. Musical groups will include Coldplay, Mumford & Sons and many more.
Lily Sobhani, executive producer of the ball, told Broadwayworld.com, “The Secret Policeman’s Ball has a long and hilariously off-color history of using comic genius to fight for free speech and human rights around the world.”
The human rights organization is proud to be hosting The Secret Policeman’s Ball in the United States. Suzanne Nossel, Amnesty International USA’s executive director, said of the historic event, “We are thrilled that some of the most creative political humorists of our time will perform…on March 4, those of us who can make fun of our government and walk away in safety will dedicate the program to those who cannot.”
Tickets for the The Secret Policeman’s Ball on March 4 will go on sale January 30 and are expected to sell out quickly. The prices for tickets range from $55- $505 with special VIP packages available starting at $10,000.