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Friday 08 May 2020

Comedy Without Borders: Eddie Izzard Leads The Line-Up In Komedia Live Comedy Showcase For Médecins Sans Frontières

To celebrate international comedy, offer stand-up fans some stay-at-home entertainment and to raise money for Médecins Sans Frontières, Mick Perrin Worldwide will bring you a free hour-long live comedy showcase via Komedia Live's YouTube channel on Thursday 14th May at 8pm BST.

Presented live by Schalk Bezuidenhout, Comedy Without Borders will feature 10 first-class comedians from a wide range of perspectives across the globe, streaming in from India, Iceland, Australia, Italy, South Africa, America & Russia. 

Offering fresh takes on the world as it turns upside down, tune in live to see a stellar cast of comedians from the comfort of your sofa.  

 
Dropping in as a special guest will be a champion of international comedy who has performed in 45 countries to date – actor-comedian Eddie Izzard. 

Taken from Eddie's live theatre show Expectations of Great Expectations, Eddie will perform an extract from Charles Dickens' world renowned classic novel Great Expectations. 
 
Comedians appearing in the showcase will include:  Anuvab Pal (India) Ari Eldjarn (Iceland) Brodi Snook (Australia) Conrad Koch (South Africa) Dave Hill (USA) Francesco De Carlo (Italy) Igor Meerson (Russia) Luca Capani (Italy) Sam Morrison (USA) Schalk Bezuidenhout (South Africa) 
 
Special guest: Eddie Izzard.  
  
All money donated will go on to support Médecins Sans Frontières and their fantastic teams around the globe. https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ComedyWithoutBorders

by: Mike Cobley




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