Eddie Izzard, Liam Neeson Join Lineup of Amnesty's Secret Policeman's Ball

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NEW YORK - Eddie Izzard, Liam Neeson, Chris O’Dowd and a slew of other comedians and actors have been added to the lineup of talent set to appear at Amnesty International's Secret Policeman's Ball this Sunday, which will air live on Epix in the U.S.

Other final talent additions to the annual charity event, which will take place in the U.S. for the first time, include Matt Berry, Jimmy Carr, Taran Killam, Rex Lee, Bobby Moynihan, Jay Pharoah, Tim Roth and Burmese comedian Maung Thura Zarganar who speaks out against human rights abuses in his homeland.

Amnesty International said the event will include "35 of the world’s most talented comedians and musicians" who will stand up for free speech and celebrate 50 years of Amnesty International at Radio City Music Hall.

Previously announced talent includes Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, Jon Stewart, Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig, Paul Rudd, Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, Hannibal Buress, David Cross, Bill Hader, Rashida Jones, Bob Odenkirk, Andy Samberg, Sarah Silverman, Statler & Waldorf from The Muppets, Jason Sudeikis and Reggie Watts, among others.

"It's good there is freedom of speech," said Brand in a statement. "This means I can say that I find Prince Charles sexually attractive and that the U.S. presidential elections are a meaningless spectacle to distract us from the mercantile skullduggery of the cabals that control our planet and no one can do anything about it."

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