Return of the Secret Policeman's Ball
The latest incarnation of the famed Amnesty International charity event is set for March 4th at Radio City Music Hall featuring Coldplay, Stephen Colbert, Reggie Watts, and Brit folk-rockers Mumford & Sons, among others. The shows made their debut in the 1970s, and are famous for their combination of legendary comedy sketches from Monty Python (John Cleese was an early organizer) and zeitgeisty musical performances from artists like Pete Townshend and Sting. The star-studded talent show also introduced many so-called alternative comedians to new audiences, including Billy Connolly.
The event commemorates Amnesty's 50th Anniversary and past shows have been notable for their creative pairings of comedians in original sketches and surprising musical collaborations. The show will feature three hours of original material written specially for the extravangaza.
|Sting, "Message in a Bottle" (Live)|