Eddie Izzard is special guest in free charity livestream comedy showcase

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Ten comedians from all over the world – including Eddie Izzard – are to take part in a free livestream comedy showcase for charity on Thursday, May 14 at 8pm, via the Komedia Live YouTube channel.

Eddie who grew up Bexhill and went to school in Eastbourne will be special guest on the night.

Kelly Edwards-Good, Komedia Brighton spokeswoman, explains: “To celebrate international comedy, to 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.

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“Presented live by Schalk Bezuidenhout, Comedy Without Borders will feature ten first-class comedians, providing hilarity and amusement from a wide range of perspectives across the globe, streaming in from India, Iceland, Australia, Italy, South Africa, America and Russia. Offering fresh, hilarious 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), and Schalk Bezuidenhout (South Africa) plus special guest Eddie Izzard.

The showcase will be raising money for Médecins Sans Frontières.

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“Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is the world's leading medical humanitarian aid organisation. It works in over 70 countries - in conflict zones, natural disasters and epidemics. We are independent, neutral and impartial. It provide medical care where it's needed most.”

“All money donated will go on to support MSF and their fantastic teams around the globe.”

Start times for participating countries:

United Kingdom BST Thursday 14th May 2020 at 20:00

USA PDT Thursday 14th May 2020 at 12:00

USA EDT Thursday 14th May 2020 at 15:00

Iceland GMT Thursday 14th May 2020 at 19:00

South Africa SAST Thursday 14th May 2020 at 21:00

Italy CEST Thursday 14th May 2020 at 21:00

Russia MSK Thursday 14th May 2020 at 22:00

India IST Friday 15th May 2020 at 00:30

Australia AET Friday 15th May 2020 at 05:00

Tune in live to Comedy Without Borders for free at YouTube.com/KomediaLive at 8pm BST on Thursday 14th May.

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