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Stewart, David Armand, David Cross, David Frost, David Gilmour, David Mitchell (comedian), David Walliams, Dawn French, Deborah Meaden, Dermot Morgan, Desmond Tutu, Don Pardo, Donovan, Dublin, Dudley Moore, Duke of York's Theatre, Duran Duran, Dylan Moran, Ed Byrne (comedian), Eddie Izzard, Eleanor Bron, EMF (band), Emma Thompson, Epix, Eric Clapton, Eric Idle, Extended play, Farm Aid, Fearne Cotton, Filmex, Footlights, Four Yorkshiremen sketch, Frank Skinner, Fred Armisen, French and Saunders, Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, Giants Stadium, Go West (band), Gok Wan, Graeme Garden, Graham Chapman, Graham Norton, Griff Rhys Jones, Hale and Pace, Hannibal Buress, Harry Enfield, Harvey Weinstein, HBO, Her Majesty's Theatre, Howard Jones (English musician), HuffPost, Hugh Laurie, Human rights, Human rights concerts, Human Rights Now!, I Shall Be Released, I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again, In the Air Tonight, Island Records, ITC Entertainment, ITV (TV network), ITV Central, ITV Granada, Jack Healey, Jack Whitehall, Jackson Browne, Jason Donovan, Jason Manford, Jason Sudeikis, Jasper Carrott, Jay Pharoah, Jeff Beck, Jennifer Saunders, Jimmy Carr, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Mulville, Joan Armatrading, Joan Baez, Joe Strummer, John Bird (actor), John Cleese, John Fortune, John Oliver, John Wells (satirist), John Williams, John Williams (guitarist), Jon Culshaw, Jon Stewart, Jonathan Lynn, Jonathan Miller, Jonathan Ross, Joni Mitchell, Jools Holland, Joseph Cantley, Julian Assange, Julian Clary, Julie Covington, Julie Walters, Julien Temple, Kate Bush, Kate Moss, Katherine Parkinson, Katy Brand, Kayvan Novak, Keane (band), Kim Jong-un, Kim Wilde, Kristen Schaal, Kristen Wiig, Lee Evans (comedian), Lenny Henry, Liam Neeson, Lisa Stansfield, Live Aid, London, London Palladium, London Weekend Television, Lou Reed, Mark Knopfler, Martin Lewis (humorist), Martin Stephenson and the Daintees, Matt Berry, Media Home Entertainment, Meera Syal, Mel Smith, Melvyn Bragg, Mermaid Theatre, Message in a Bottle (song), Methuen Publishing, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Michael Billington (critic), Michael Palin, Micky Flanagan, Midge Ure, Mike Brearley, Miles Davis, Milo O'Shea, Miramax, Mitchell and Webb, Monty Python, Morrissey, Motörhead, Mumford & Sons, Myanmar, National Bowl, Neil Innes, Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute, New Model Army (band), New Statesman, New wave music, Noel Fielding, Not the Nine O'Clock News, Nottingham, Oxbridge, Pamela Stephenson, Paul Merton, Paul Rudd, Pauline McLynn, Pete Atkin, Pete Townshend, Peter Cook, Peter Gabriel, Peter Luff (campaigner), Peter Serafinowicz, Peter Ustinov, Phil Collins, Phill Jupitus, Pinball Wizard, Pink Floyd, Polydor Records, Private Eye, Provinces and territories of Canada, Rachel Dratch, Radio City Music Hall, Rashida Jones, Razorlight, Reggie Watts, Rex Lee (actor), Richard Branson, Richard E. 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A Conspiracy of Hope was a short tour of six benefit concerts on behalf of Amnesty International that took place in the United States during June 1986.
A Poke in the Eye (With a Sharp Stick) is the title of the first show in what later became the iconic Secret Policeman's Ball series of benefit shows for human rights organization Amnesty International, although it pre-dated by three years the first show to bear that name..
Adrian Charles Edmondson (born 24 January 1957) is an English comedian, actor, writer, musician, television presenter and director.
Alastair James Hay Murray (born 10 May 1968), is an English comedian and TV personality.
Alan Bennett (born 9 May 1934) is an English playwright, screenwriter, actor and author.
Alan Graham Carr (born 14 June 1976) is an English comedian and television personality.
Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (21 February 1946 – 14 January 2016) was an English actor and director known for playing a variety of roles on stage, television and film.
Alexei David Sayle (born 7 August 1952) is an English stand-up comedian, actor, author and former recording artist, and was a central figure in the alternative comedy movement in the 1980s.
Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is a London-based non-governmental organization focused on human rights.
Anna Ford (born 2 October 1943) is an English former journalist, television presenter and newsreader.
Aswad are a long-lasting British reggae group, noted for adding strong R&B and soul influences to the reggae sound.
At Last the 1948 Show is a satirical TV show made by David Frost's company, Paradine Productions (although it was not credited on the programmes), in association with Rediffusion London.
ATCO Records is an American record company and label founded in 1955 as a division of Atlantic Records.
Atlantic Recording Corporation (simply known as Atlantic Records) is an American major record label founded in October 1947 by Ahmet Ertegün and Herb Abramson.
Aztec Camera were a Scottish pop/new wave band formed by Roddy Frame, the group's singer, songwriter, and only consistent member.
Baby Boomers (also known as Boomers) are the demographic cohort following the Silent Generation and preceding Generation X. There are varying timelines defining the start and the end of this cohort; demographers and researchers typically use birth years starting from the early- to mid-1940s and ending anywhere from 1960 to 1964.
Barry Murphy is an Irish comedian whose notable appearances include a starring role in Après Match.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.
Beavis and Butt-Head is an American adult animated sitcom created and designed by Mike Judge.
Benjamin Charles Elton (born 3 May 1959) is a British-Australian comedian, author, playwright, actor and director.
Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director.
A benefit concert or charity concert is a type of musical benefit performance (e.g., concert, show, or gala) featuring musicians, comedians, or other performers that is held for a charitable purpose, often directed at a specific and immediate humanitarian crisis.
Bernard James Miles, Baron Miles, CBE (27 September 190714 June 1991) was an English character actor, writer and director.
Beyond the Fringe was a British comedy stage revue written and performed by Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Alan Bennett, and Jonathan Miller.
The BFI London Film Festival is an annual film festival held in the United Kingdom, running in the second half of October with cooperation from the British Film Institute.
The Bhundu Boys were a Zimbabwean band that played a mixture of chimurenga music with American rock and roll, disco, country, and pop influences.
Big Country are a Scottish rock band formed in Dunfermline, Fife, in 1981.
Bill Graham (born Wulf Wolodia Grajonca; January 8, 1931 – October 25, 1991) was a German-American impresario and rock concert promoter from the 1960s until his death in 1991 in a helicopter crash.
William Thomas Hader Jr. (born June 7, 1978) is an American comedian, actor, voice actor, producer, and writer.
William Edgar Oddie, (born 7 July 1941) is an English writer, composer, musician, comedian, artist, birder, conservationist, television presenter and actor.
Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.
Sir William Connolly, (born 24 November 1942) is a Scottish comedian, musician, presenter and actor from Glasgow.
Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, and painter who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.
Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof, (born 5 October 1951) is an Irish singer-songwriter, author, political activist and occasional actor.
Robert John Odenkirk (born October 22, 1962) is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer.
Robert "Bob" Weinstein (born October 18, 1954) is an American film producer.
Robert Michael Moynihan Jr. (born January 31, 1977) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian and impressionist who was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2008 until 2017.
Paul David Hewson, KBE OL (born 10 May 1960), known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist.
Brendan O'Carroll (born 15 September 1955) is an Irish writer, producer, comedian, actor, and director, best known for portraying foul-mouthed matriarch Agnes Brown on stage, and in the BBC and RTÉ television sitcom Mrs. Brown's Boys.
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter and musician, known for his work with the E Street Band.
Bryan Guy Adams, (born 5 November 1959) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, photographer, philanthropist and activist.
Bryan Cherry Band is a Soul & Roots Rock Band hailing from Milwaukee, Wisconsin that was created in 2006 by Bryan Cherry, Sean Williamson, and Chad Clausen.
The Cambridge Theatre is a West End theatre, on a corner site in Earlham Street facing Seven Dials, in the London Borough of Camden, built in 1929–30 for Bertie Meyer on an "irregular triangular site".
Carlos Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican and American musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American jazz.
Carol Cleveland (born 13 January 1942) is a British-American actress and comedian, most notable for her work with Monty Python.
Catherine Tate (born Catherine Ford; 12 May 1968) is an English comedian, actress, and writer.
Channel 4 is a British public-service television broadcaster that began transmission on 2 November 1982.
Chester Burton "Chet" Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001), known as "Mr.
Cornelius Crane "Chevy" Chase (born October 8, 1943) is an American actor, comedian and writer.
Christopher Langham (born 14 April 1949) is an English writer, actor, and comedian, who was jailed for possession of child pornography.
Christopher O'Dowd (born 9 October 1979) is an Irish actor, best known for his television roles such as Miles Daly in the Epix comedy series Get Shorty and Roy Trenneman in the Channel 4 comedy The IT Crowd.
Cinemax is an American pay cable and satellite television network operated by Home Box Office Inc. Cinemax primarily broadcasts theatrically released feature films, along with original series, documentaries and special behind-the-scenes features.
Vivian Leopold James, AO, CBE, FRSL (born 7 October 1939), known as Clive James, is an Australian author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist, best known for his autobiographical series Unreliable Memoirs, for his chat shows and documentaries on British television and for his prolific journalism.
David Clive Jenkins (2 May 1926 – 22 September 1999) was a British trade union leader.
Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996 by lead singer and pianist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London (UCL).
Colin Andrew Firth, (born 10 September 1960), is an English actor who has received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, two BAFTA Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival.
Comic Relief is an operating British charity, and an independent sister organization of the United States-based Comic Relief Inc. It was founded in 1985 by the comedy scriptwriter Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry in response to famine in Ethiopia.
Constance Booth (born 1941 or 1944) is an American-born writer, actress, comedian and psychotherapist based in Britain.
Dara Ó Briain (born 4 February 1972) is an Irish comedian and television presenter based in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Daryl Franklin Hohl (born October 11, 1946), better known by his stage name Daryl Hall, is an American rock, R&B, and soul singer; keyboardist, guitarist, songwriter, and producer, best known as the co-founder and lead vocalist of Hall & Oates (with guitarist and songwriter John Oates).
David Allan Stewart (born 9 September 1952) is an English musician, songwriter and record producer, best known for Eurythmics, his successful professional partnership with Annie Lennox.
David Armand (born David Whitehead in September 1977) is an English comedian, actor and writer who has performed on stage, film, radio and most notably, television, where the shows he has appeared in include Fast and Loose, Episodes, How Not to Live Your Life, Pulling, The Armstrong & Miller Show, Swinging, and Peep Show.
David Cross (born April 4, 1964) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, and writer, known primarily for his stand-up performances, the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show, and his role as Tobias Fünke in the sitcom Arrested Development.
Sir David Paradine Frost (7 April 1939 – 31 August 2013) was an English television host, media personality, journalist, comedian, and writer.
David Jon Gilmour, (born 6 March 1946) is an English guitarist, singer and songwriter best known as a longtime member of the progressive rock band Pink Floyd.
David James Stuart Mitchell (born 14 July 1974) is a British comedian, actor, writer and television presenter.
David Edward Williams (born 20 August 1971), known professionally as David Walliams, is an English comedian, actor, author, and presenter known for his partnership with Matt Lucas on the BBC One sketch show Little Britain. Since 2012, Walliams has been a judge on the ITV talent show: Britain's Got Talent.
Dawn Roma French (born 11 October 1957) is a British actress, writer, comedian and presenter from Holyhead, Wales.
Deborah Sonia Meaden (born 11 February 1959) is an English businesswoman who ran a multimillion-pound family holiday business (caravan park), before completing a management buyout, but is now best known for her appearances on the BBC Two business programme Dragons' Den.
Dermot John Morgan (31 March 1952 – 28 February 1998) was an Irish comedian, actor and previously a schoolteacher, who achieved international recognition for his role as Father Ted Crilly in the Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted.
Desmond Mpilo Tutu (born 7 October 1931) is a South African Anglican cleric and theologian known for his work as an anti-apartheid and human rights activist.
Dominick George "Don" Pardo (February 22, 1918 – August 18, 2014) was an American radio and television announcer whose career spanned more than seven decades.
Donovan Philips Leitch (born 10 May 1946) is a Scottish-born singer, songwriter and guitarist.
Dublin is the capital of and largest city in Ireland.
Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE (19 April 193527 March 2002) was an English actor, comedian, musician and composer.
The Duke of York's Theatre is a West End Theatre in St Martin's Lane, in the City of Westminster, London.
Duran Duran are an English new wave and synthpop band formed in Birmingham in 1978.
Dylan William Moran (born 3 November 1971) is an Irish comedian, writer, actor and filmmaker.
Edward Cathal Byrne (born 16 April 1972) is an Irish stand-up comedian, voice over artist and actor.
Edward John Izzard (born 7 February 1962) is an English stand-up comedian, actor, writer and political activist.
Eleanor Bron (born 14 March 1938) is an English stage, film and television actress, and an author.
EMF are a British alternative rock band from Cinderford, Gloucestershire, who came to prominence at the beginning of the 1990s.
Dame Emma Thompson, DBE (born 15 April 1959) is a British actress and screenwriter.
Epix (pronounced "epics" and stylized as "P") is an American premium cable and satellite television network that is owned by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Eric Patrick Clapton, (born 1945), is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter.
Eric Idle (born 29 March 1943) is an English comedian, actor, voice actor, author, singer-songwriter, musician, writer and comedic composer.
An extended play record, often referred to as an EP, is a musical recording that contains more tracks than a single, but is usually unqualified as an album or LP.
Farm Aid started as a benefit concert held September 22, 1985, in Champaign, Illinois, to raise money for family farmers in the United States.
Fearne Wood (born 3 September 1981), known professionally by her maiden name Cotton, is an English television and radio presenter, best known for presenting a number of popular television programmes such as Top of the Pops and the Red Nose Day telethons.
The Los Angeles International Film Exposition, also called Filmex, was an annual Los Angeles film festival held in the 1970s and early 1980s.
Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club, commonly referred to simply as the Footlights, is an amateur theatrical club in Cambridge, England, founded in 1883 and run by the students of Cambridge University.
The "Four Yorkshiremen" sketch is a comedy sketch that parodies nostalgic conversations about humble beginnings or difficult childhoods.
Frank Skinner (born Christopher Graham Collins; 28 January 1957) is an English writer, comedian, TV and radio presenter, and actor.
Fereydun Robert "Fred" Armisen (born December 4, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician.
French and Saunders is a British sketch comedy television series written by and starring comic duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.
The Gaiety Theatre is a theatre on South King Street in Dublin, Ireland, off Grafton Street and close to St. Stephen's Green.
Giants Stadium (sometimes referred to as Giants Stadium at the Meadowlands or The Swamp) was a stadium located in East Rutherford, New Jersey, in the Meadowlands Sports Complex.
Go West are an English pop duo, formed in 1982 by lead vocalist Peter Cox and rhythm guitarist and backup vocalist Richard Drummie.
Gok Wan (born Kowkhyn Wan; Chinese: 溫國興; Cantonese Jyutping: Wan1 gwok3 hing3; 9 September 1974) is an English fashion consultant, author and television presenter.
David Graeme Garden OBE (born 18 February 1943) is a British comedian, actor, author, artist and television presenter, best known as a member of The Goodies and for being a cast member on I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue.
Graham Arthur Chapman (8 January 1941 – 4 October 1989) was an English comedian, writer, actor, author, and one of the six members of the British surreal comedy group Monty Python.
Graham William Walker (born 4 April 1963), known professionally as Graham Norton, is an Irish television and radio presenter, comedian, actor, and writer based in the United Kingdom.
Griffith Rhys Jones (born 16 November 1953) is a Welsh comedian, writer, actor and television presenter.
Hale and Pace was an English comedy double-act that performed in clubs and on radio and television in the United Kingdom in the 1980s-1990s.
Hannibal Amir Buress (born February 4, 1983) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, activist, writer, and producer.
Henry Richard Enfield (born 30 May 1961) is an English comedian, actor, writer, and director.
Harvey Weinstein (born March 19, 1952) is an American former film producer.
Home Box Office (HBO) is an American premium cable and satellite television network of Home Box Office, Inc..
Her Majesty's Theatre is a West End theatre situated on Haymarket in the City of Westminster, London.
John Howard Jones (born 23 February 1955) is a British singer, musician and songwriter.
HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post and sometimes abbreviated HuffPo) is a liberal American news and opinion website and blog that has both localized and international editions.
James Hugh Calum Laurie, (born 11 June 1959) is an English actor, director, musician, comedian, and author.
Human rights are moral principles or normsJames Nickel, with assistance from Thomas Pogge, M.B.E. Smith, and Leif Wenar, December 13, 2013, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy,, Retrieved August 14, 2014 that describe certain standards of human behaviour and are regularly protected as natural and legal rights in municipal and international law.
The Human Rights Concerts is the collective name informally used to describe the series of 28 rock concerts presented worldwide 1986-1998 to raise funds for – and awareness of - the Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights organization Amnesty International.
Human Rights Now! was a worldwide tour of twenty benefit concerts on behalf of Amnesty International that took place over six weeks in 1988.
"I Shall Be Released" is a 1967 song written by Bob Dylan.
I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (often abbreviated as ISIRTA) is a BBC radio comedy programme that originated from the Cambridge University Footlights revue Cambridge Circus.
"In the Air Tonight" is the debut solo single by the English singer-songwriter and drummer Phil Collins.
Island Records is a British-Jamaican record label that operates as a division of Universal Music Group (UMG).
Incorporated Television Company (ITC, or ITC Entertainment as it was referred to in the US) was a British company involved in production and distribution of television programs.
ITV is a British commercial TV network.
ITV Central, previously known as Central Independent Television, Carlton Central and popularly shortened to Central, is the Independent Television contractor for the Midlands, and was created following the restructuring of ATV and commencing broadcast on 1 January 1982.
ITV Granada (formerly Granada Television; informally Granada) is the Channel 3 regional service for North West England and the Isle of Man.
Jack Healey (born 1938) is an American human rights activist.
Jack Peter Benedict Whitehall (born 7 July 1988) is an English comedian, television presenter, actor and writer.
Clyde Jackson Browne (born October 9, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and musician who has sold over 18 million albums in the United States.
Jason Sean Donovan (born 1 June 1968) is an Australian actor and singer.
Jason John Manford Sunday Mercury, 15 August 2010 (born 26 May 1981) is an English comedian, television presenter and radio presenter, best known for being a team captain on the Channel 4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats from 2007 until 2010.
Daniel Jason Sudeikis (born September 18, 1975) is an American actor, comedian and screenwriter.
Jasper Carrott, OBE (born Robert Norman Davis; 14 March 1945) is an English comedian, actor, television presenter, and personality.
Jared Antonio Farrow (born October 14, 1987), better known by his stage name Jay Pharoah, is an American actor, stand-up comedian, impressionist, and rapper.
Geoffrey Arnold Beck (born 24 June 1944) is an English rock guitarist.
Jennifer Jane Saunders (born 6 July 1958) is an English comedian, screenwriter, and actress.
James Anthony Patrick Carr (born 15 September 1972) is an English stand-up comedian, presenter, writer, and actor who holds both British and Irish citizenship.
James Thomas Fallon (born September 19, 1974) is an American comedian, actor, television host, singer, writer, and producer.
James Thomas Mulville (born 5 January 1955) is an English comedian, comedy writer, producer and television presenter.
Joan Anita Barbara Armatrading, MBE (born 9 December 1950) is a British singer-songwriter and guitarist.
Joan Chandos Baez (born January 9, 1941) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and activist whose contemporary folk music often includes songs of protest or social justice.
John Graham Mellor (21 August 1952 – 22 December 2002), known by his stage name Joe Strummer, was an English musician, singer, actor and songwriter who was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist of the Clash, a punk rock band formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk.
John Bird (born 22 November 1936) is an English satirist, actor and comedian, best known for his work with John Fortune.
John Marwood Cleese (born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer.
John Fortune (born John C. Wood; 30 June 1939 – 31 December 2013) was an English satirist, comedian, writer, and actor, best known for his work with John Bird and Rory Bremner on the TV series Bremner, Bird and Fortune.
John William Oliver (born 23 April 1977) is an English comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host.
John Campbell Wells (17 November 1936 – 11 January 1998) was an English actor, writer and satirist.
John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor, and pianist.
John Christopher Williams (born 24 April 1941) is an Australian virtuosic classical guitarist renowned for his ensemble playing as well as his interpretation and promotion of the modern classical guitar repertoire.
Jonathan Peter Culshaw (born 2 June 1968) is an English impressionist and comedian, best known for his work on the radio comedy Dead Ringers since 2000.
Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28, 1962) is an American comedian, writer, producer, director, political commentator, actor, and television host.
Jonathan Lynn (born 3 April 1943) is an English stage and film director, producer, writer and actor.
Sir Jonathan Wolfe Miller, CBE (born 21 July 1934) is an English theatre and opera director, actor, author, television presenter, humourist, and medical doctor.
Jonathan Stephen Ross (born 17 November 1960) is an English television and radio presenter, film critic, actor and comedian best known for presenting the BBC One chat show Friday Night with Jonathan Ross during the 2000s.
Roberta Joan "Joni" Mitchell, CC (née Anderson; born November 7, 1943) is a Canadian singer-songwriter.
Julian Miles "Jools" Holland, OBE, DL (born 24 January 1958) is an English pianist, bandleader, singer, composer and television presenter.
Sir Joseph Donaldson Cantley, (8 August 1910 – 6 January 1993) was an English barrister and High Court judge.
Julian Paul Assange (born Hawkins; 3 July 1971) is an Australian computer programmer and the editor of WikiLeaks.
Julian Peter McDonald Clary (born 25 May 1959) is an English comedian, actor, presenter and novelist.
Julie Covington (born 11 September 1946, London) is an English singer and actress, best known for recording the original version of "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina".
Dame Julia Mary Walters, (born 22 February 1950) is an English actress and writer.
Julien Andrew Temple (born 26 November 1952) is an English film, documentary and music video director.
Catherine "Kate" Bush (born 30 July 1958) is an English singer-songwriter, musician, dancer and record producer.
Katherine Ann Moss (born 16 January 1974) is an English model and businesswoman.
Katherine Jane Parkinson is an English actress.
Katherine Frances "Katy" Brand (born 13 January 1979) is an English actress, comedian and writer, known for her ITV2 series Katy Brand's Big Ass Show and for Comedy Lab Slap on Channel 4.
Kayvan Novak (کیوان نواک; born 23 November 1978) is an Iranian-English actor, voice actor, and comedian.
Keane are an English rock band from Battle, East Sussex, formed in 1995.
Kim Jong-un (born 8 January 1983) is a North Korean politician serving as leader of North Korea since 2011 and Leader of the Workers' Party of Korea since 2012.
Kim Wilde (born Kim Smith; 18 November 1960) is an English pop singer, author, DJ and television presenter who burst onto the music scene in 1981 with her debut single "Kids in America", which reached number two in the UK.
Kristen Joy Schaal (born January 24, 1978) is an American actress, voice artist, comedian, and writer.
Kristen Carroll Wiig (born August 22, 1973) is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer.
Lee John Martin Evans (born 25 February 1964) is an English retired stand-up comedian, actor, musician and writer from Avonmouth, England.
Sir Lenworth George Henry, (born 29 August 1958), known as Lenny Henry, is a British stand-up comedian, actor, singer, writer, and television presenter, known for co-founding charity Comic Relief, and presenting various television programmes, including the comedy Chef!, and The Magicians for BBC One.
Liam John Neeson, OBE (born 7 June 1952) is an actor from Northern Ireland.
Lisa Jane Stansfield (born 11 April 1966) is an English singer, songwriter and actress.
Live Aid was a dual-venue benefit concert held on 13 July 1985, and an ongoing music-based fundraising initiative.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
The London Palladium is a 2,286-seat Grade II* West End theatre located on Argyll Street in the City of Westminster.
London Weekend Television (LWT) was the ITV network franchise holder for Greater London and the Home Counties at weekends, broadcasting from Fridays at 5.15 pm (7:00 pm until 1982) to Monday mornings at 6:00 am.
Lewis Allan Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter.
Mark Freuder Knopfler, (born 12 August 1949) is a British singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer and film score composer.
Martin Neil Lewis (born 24 July 1952) is a US-based English humorist, writer, radio/TV host, producer, and marketing strategist.
Martin Stephenson & the Daintees are a British rock/folk/pop band combining elements of "rockabilly, show tunes, rootsy pop, straight-ahead rock and punk".
Matthew Charles Berry (born 2 May 1974) is an English actor, writer, and musician.
Media Home Entertainment Inc. was a home video company headquartered in Culver City, California, originally established in 1978 by filmmaker Charles Band.
Meera Syal, CBE (born Feroza Syal; 27 June 1961) is a British comedian, writer, playwright, singer, journalist, producer and actress.
Melvin Kenneth Smith (3 December 1952 – 19 July 2013) was an English comedian, writer, film director, producer, and actor.
Melvyn Bragg, Baron Bragg, (born 6 October 1939), is an English broadcaster, author and parliamentarian.
The Mermaid Theatre was a theatre encompassing the site of Puddle Dock and Curriers' Alley at Blackfriars in the City of London, and the first built in the City since the time of Shakespeare.
"Message in a Bottle" is a song by English rock band The Police.
Methuen Publishing Ltd is an English publishing house.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (initialized as MGM or hyphenated as M-G-M, also known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or simply Metro, and for a former interval known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, or MGM/UA) is an American media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of feature films and television programs.
Michael Keith Billington OBE (born 16 November 1939) is a British author and arts critic.
Michael Edward Palin (pronounced; born 5 May 1943) is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter.
Michael John Flanagan (born 7 October 1962) is a British comedian.
James "Midge" Ure (born 10 October 1953) is a Scottish musician, singer-songwriter and producer.
John Michael Brearley OBE (born 28 April 1942) is a retired English first-class cricketer who captained Cambridge University, Middlesex, and England.
Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926September 28, 1991) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer.
Milo Donal O'Shea (2 June 1926 – 2 April 2013) was an Irish actor.
Miramax (also known as Miramax Films) is an American entertainment company known for producing and distributing films and television shows.
Mitchell and Webb are a British comedy double act, composed of David Mitchell (born 14 July 1974) and Robert Webb (born 29 September 1972).
Monty Python (also collectively known as The Pythons) were a British surreal comedy group who created their sketch comedy show Monty Python's Flying Circus, which first aired on the BBC in 1969.
Steven Patrick Morrissey (born 22 May 1959), known mononymously as Morrissey, is an English singer, songwriter and author.
Motörhead were an English rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member, guitarist Larry Wallis and drummer Lucas Fox.
Mumford & Sons are a British band formed in 2007.
Myanmar, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and also known as Burma, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia.
The National Bowl (originally the Milton Keynes Bowl) is an entertainment venue located in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England.
Neil James Innes (born 9 December 1944) is an English writer, comedian and musician.
The Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute was a popular-music concert staged on 11 June 1988 at Wembley Stadium, London, and broadcast to 67 countries and an audience of 600 million.
New Model Army are an English rock band formed in Bradford, West Yorkshire in 1980 by lead singer, guitarist and main composer Justin Sullivan, bassist Stuart Morrow and drummer Phil Tompkins.
The New Statesman is a British political and cultural magazine published in London.
New wave is a genre of rock music popular in the late 1970s and the 1980s with ties to mid-1970s punk rock.
Noel Fielding (born 21 May 1973) is an English comedian, writer, actor, artist, musician and television presenter.
Not the Nine O'Clock News was a British television comedy sketch show which was broadcast on BBC2 from 1979 to 1982.
Nottingham is a city and unitary authority area in Nottinghamshire, England, north of London, in the East Midlands.
Oxbridge is a portmanteau of "Oxford" and "Cambridge"; the two oldest, most prestigious, and consistently most highly-ranked universities in the United Kingdom.
Pamela Helen Stephenson, Lady Connolly (born 4 December 1949) is a New Zealand-born Australian.
Paul James Martin (born 9 July 1957), known professionally as Paul Merton, is an English writer, actor, comedian, radio and television presenter.
Paul Stephen Rudd (born April 6, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer.
Pauline McLynn (born 11 July 1962) is an Irish character actress and author.
Pete Atkin (born 22 August 1945) is a British singer-songwriter and radio producer notable for his 1970s musical collaborations with Clive James and for producing the BBC Radio 4 series This Sceptred Isle.
Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend (born 19 May 1945) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead guitarist, backing vocalist, and principal songwriter for the rock band the Who.
Peter Edward Cook (17 November 1937 – 9 January 1995) was an English actor, satirist, writer and comedian.
Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950) is an English singer-songwriter, record producer and humanitarian who rose to fame as the original lead singer and flautist of the progressive rock band Genesis.
Peter John Roussel Luff, Director Mass1, Trustee, Mass Extinction Monitoringl Observatory (MEMO), Vice Chair, World Federalist Movement - Institute for Global Policy, Trustee, China Dialogue, formerly CEO Action for a Global Climate Community (2003-2011) Director of the Royal Commonwealth Society (1997–2001); formerly Director and Vice Chair of The European Movement UK, The International European Movement (1986–1995) Funding and Marketing Director of the Social Democratic Party (1981–1987) and Assistant Director of Amnesty International UK (1974–1978).
Peter Szymon Serafinowicz (born 10 July 1972) is an English actor, voice actor, comedian, and writer.
Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov, (né von Ustinov; or; 16 April 192128 March 2004) was a British actor, voice actor, writer, dramatist, filmmaker, theatre and opera director, stage designer, screenwriter, comedian, humorist, newspaper and magazine columnist, radio broadcaster, and television presenter.
Philip David Charles Collins (born 30 January 1951) is an English drummer, singer-songwriter, record producer and actor.
Phillip Christopher Jupitus (born 25 June 1962) is an English stand-up and improv comedian, actor, performance poet, cartoonist and podcaster.
"Pinball Wizard" is a song written by Pete Townshend and performed by the English rock band The Who, and featured on their 1969 rock opera album Tommy.
Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London in 1965.
Polydor is a British record label and company, that operates as part of Universal Music Group.
Private Eye is a British fortnightly satirical and current affairs news magazine, founded in 1961.
The provinces and territories of Canada are the sub-national governments within the geographical areas of Canada under the authority of the Canadian Constitution.
Rachel Susan Dratch (born February 22, 1966) is an American actress, comedian, producer, and writer.
Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located at 1260 Avenue of the Americas at Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
Rashida Leah Jones (born February 25, 1976) is an American actress.
Razorlight are an English indie rock band formed in 2002 by lead singer and guitarist Johnny Borrell.
Reginald Lucien Frank Roger "Reggie" Watts (born March 23, 1972) is an American musician, singer, beatboxer, actor, and comedian.
Rex Lee (born January 7, 1969) is an American actor.
Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950) is an English business magnate, investor and philanthropist.
Richard E. Grant (born Richard Grant Esterhuysen; 5 May 1957) is a Swazi-English actor, screenwriter, director and perfumier.
Richard Leslie Vranch (born 29 June 1959, Frome, England) is an English actor, comedian, and musician.
Richard Paul Astley (born 6 February 1966) is an English singer, songwriter and radio personality.
Robbie Coltrane, OBE (born Anthony Robert McMillan; 30 March 1950) is a Scottish actor and author.
Roger Arthur Graef OBE (born 18 April 1936) is a theatre director and filmmaker.
Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.
Ronald Eyre (13 April 1929 – 8 April 1992) was an English theatre director, actor and writer.
Roderick Keith Ogilvy "Rory" Bremner,"Rory Bremner".
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson, CBE (born 6 January 1955) is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter best known for his work on the sitcoms Blackadder and Mr. Bean.
"Roxanne" is a song by English rock band The Police.
The Royal Albert Hall is a concert hall on the northern edge of South Kensington, London, which has held the Proms concerts annually each summer since 1941.
Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna (born July 16, 1948), known professionally as Rubén Blades (but in Panama and within the family), is a Panamanian singer, songwriter, actor, musician, activist, and politician, performing musically most often in the Afro-Cuban, salsa, and Latin jazz genres.
Ruby Wax, (born Ruby Wachs; 19 April 1953) is an American actress, mental health campaigner, lecturer, and author who holds both American and British citizenship and who has resided in the United Kingdom since the 1970s.
Runrig are a Scottish Celtic rock group formed in Skye, in 1973 under the name 'The Run Rig Dance Band'.
Russell Edward Brand (born 4 June 1975) is an English comedian, actor, radio host, author, and activist.
Russell Joseph Howard (born 23 March 1980) is an English comedian, television presenter, radio presenter and actor, best known for his TV shows Russell Howard's Good News and The Russell Howard Hour and his appearances on the topical panel TV show Mock the Week.
Russell Dominic Peters (born September 29, 1970) is a Canadian stand-up comedian and actor of Anglo-Indian descent.
Sarah Jane Millican (King; born 29 May 1975) is an English comedian.
Sarah Kate Silverman (born December 1, 1970) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, producer, and writer.
Saturday Night Live (SNL) is an American late-night live television variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol.
Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel (born 19 February 1963), known professionally as Seal, is an English singer and songwriter.
Sean Lock (born 22 April 1963) is an English comedian and actor.
Seth Benjamin Green (born Seth Benjamin Gesshel-Green; February 8, 1974) is an American actor, voice artist, comedian, producer, writer and director.
Seth Adam Meyers (born December 28, 1973) is an American comedian, writer, political commentator, actor, and television host.
Shaparak "Shappi" Khorsandi (شاپرک خرسندی, born 8 June 1973) is a British comedian and author of Iranian origin.
Sharon Lorencia Horgan (born 13 July 1970) is an Irish actress, writer, and producer, based in London.
Shout! Factory is an American home video and music company founded in 2003.
Simon Hew Dalrymple Fanshawe OBE (born 26 December 1956, in Devizes, England) is a writer and broadcaster.
Simple Minds are a Scottish rock band.
So were an English duo from London that was active in the late 1980s, that featured Marcus Bell and Mark Long, who were previously members of a band called The Opposition.
Spear of Destiny is a British rock band, founded in 1983 by singer and songwriter Kirk Brandon (born 3 August 1956 in London) and bassist Stan Stammers (born 19 May 1961).
Spinal Tap (stylized as Spın̈al Tap, with a dotless letter ''i'' and a metal umlaut over the ''n'') is a parody band spoofing the style of rock heavy metal groups.
Spitting Image is a British satirical puppet show, created by Peter Fluck, Roger Law and Martin Lambie-Nairn.
Statler and Waldorf are a pair of Muppet characters known for their cantankerous opinions and shared penchant for heckling.
Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist.
Stereophonics are a Welsh rock band that formed in 1992 in the village of Cwmaman in the Cynon Valley.
Stephen John Coogan (born 14 October 1965) is an English actor, stand-up comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer.
Steven Van Zandt (born November 22, 1950) is an American musician and actor, who frequently goes by the stage names Little Steven or Miami Steve.
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner (born 2 October 1951), known as Sting, is an English singer, songwriter, and actor.
Taran Hourie Killam (born April 1, 1982) is an American actor, comedian, and writer.
Terrence Vance Gilliam (born 22 November 1940) is an American-born British screenwriter, film director, animator, actor, comedian and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe.
Terence Graham Parry Jones (born 1 February 1942) is a Welsh actor, writer, comedian, screenwriter and film director.
The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.
The Damned are an English rock band formed in London, England in 1976 by lead vocalist Dave Vanian, guitarist Brian James, bassist (and later guitarist) Captain Sensible, and drummer Rat Scabies.
The Goodies are a trio of British comedians: Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, and Bill Oddie.
The Icicle Works are an English alternative rock band and were named after the 1960 short story "The Day the Icicle Works Closed" by science fiction author Frederik Pohl.
The Magic Numbers are an English pop rock band comprising two pairs of brothers and sisters from Hanwell.
The Men They Couldn't Hang (TMTCH) are a British folk punk group.
The Mighty Boosh is a British comedy troupe featuring comedians Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding.
The Muppets are an ensemble cast of puppet characters known for their self-aware, burlesque, and meta-referential style of variety-sketch comedy.
The Neville Brothers is an American R&B/soul/funk group, formed in 1977 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Police were a British rock band formed in London in 1977.
The Prince's Trust is a charity in the United Kingdom founded in 1976 by Charles, Prince of Wales to help vulnerable young people get their lives on track.
The Rhythm Sisters is an English acoustic/pop duo from Leeds which formed in 1987.
The Secret Policeman's Ball was the third of the benefit shows staged by Amnesty International to raise funds for its research and campaign work in the human rights field.
The Secret Policeman's Ball 2006 was the title of the show staged as a benefit for human rights organization Amnesty International at London's Royal Albert Hall in October 2006.
The Secret Policeman's Ball 2008 was a show in the Secret Policeman's Balls series of benefit shows for Amnesty International.
The Secret Policeman's Ball 2012 was the title of the show staged as a benefit for human rights organization Amnesty International at New York City's Radio City Music Hall on 4 March 2012, it was one of the long-running series of similar Amnesty benefits.
This is a list of audio, video and film releases of The Secret Policeman's Ball series of charity shows.
The Secret Policeman's Other Ball was the fourth of the benefit shows staged by the British Section of Amnesty International to raise funds for its research and campaign work in the human rights field.
The Stranglers are an English rock band who emerged via the punk rock scene.
The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964.
The Zutons were an English indie rock band, formed in 2001 in Liverpool.
The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, commonly known as Drury Lane, is a West End theatre and Grade I listed building in Covent Garden, London, England.
Timothy Julian Brooke-Taylor OBE (born 17 July 1940) is an English comic actor.
Timothy David Minchin (born 7 October 1975) is an Australian comedian, actor, writer, musician and director.
Simon Timothy Roth (born 14 May 1961) is an English actor and director.
Today, also called The Today Show, is an American news and talk morning television show that airs on NBC.
Sir Thomas John Woodward (born 7 June 1940), also known by his stage name Tom Jones, is a Welsh singer.
Thomas Giles "Tom" Robinson (born 1 June 1950) is a British singer-songwriter, bassist, radio presenter and long-time LGBT rights activist, best known for the hits "Glad to Be Gay", "2-4-6-8 Motorway", and "Don't Take No for an Answer", with his Tom Robinson Band.
Tommy Tiernan (born 16 June 1969) is an Irish comedian, actor, writer and presenter.
Tony Declan James Slattery (born 9 November 1959), is an English actor and comedian.
Toronto is the capital city of the province of Ontario and the largest city in Canada by population, with 2,731,571 residents in 2016.
Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason", along with other singles "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Baby Can I Hold You", "Crossroads", "New Beginning" and "Telling Stories".
Transatlantic Records was a British independent record label.
Transvision Vamp were a British alternative rock group.
U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin formed in 1976.
Ultravox (earlier stylized as Ultravox!) were a British new wave band, formed in London in 1973 as Tiger Lily.
United International Pictures is a joint venture of Paramount Pictures (owned by Viacom and both owned by National Amusements) and Universal Studios (part of NBCUniversal and owned by Comcast) which distributes some of their films outside the United States and Canada.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a historic document that was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly at its third session on 10 December 1948 as Resolution 217 at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, France.
James Roderick Moir (born 24 January 1959), better known by the stage name Vic Reeves, is an English comedian, artist, actor and television presenter, best known for his double act with Bob Mortimer (see Vic and Bob).
Victoria Wood, (19 May 1953 – 20 April 2016) was an English comedian, actress, singer and songwriter, screenwriter, producer and director.
Virgin Records Ltd. was a British record label founded by entrepreneurs Richard Branson, Simon Draper, Nik Powell, and musician Tom Newman in 1972.
Wembley Arena (originally the Empire Pool and, since 1 July 2014, currently known as The SSE Arena, Wembley for sponsorship reasons) is an indoor arena in Wembley, London.
The original Wembley Stadium (formerly known as the Empire Stadium) was a football stadium in Wembley Park, London, which stood on the same site now occupied by its successor, the new Wembley Stadium.
The West End of London (commonly referred to as the West End) is an area of Central and West London in which many of the city's major tourist attractions, shops, businesses, government buildings and entertainment venues, including West End theatres, are concentrated.
William George Rushton (18 August 1937 – 11 December 1996) was an English cartoonist, satirist, comedian, actor and performer who co-founded the satirical magazine Private Eye.
"Won't Get Fooled Again" is a song by the English rock band The Who, written by Pete Townshend.
World Domination Enterprises were an English indie rock band active in the 1980s.
World Party are a British musical group, which is essentially the solo project of its sole member, Karl Wallinger.
Youssou N'Dour (born 1 October 1959) is a Senegalese singer, songwriter, composer, occasional actor, businessman, and politician.
YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California.
Maung Thura "Zarganar" (also called Zaganar (ဇာဂနာ; also Zargana); born 27 January 1961) is a popular Burmese comedian, film actor, and a film director as well as a fierce critic and often political prisoner of the Burmese military government.