The Amnesty Comics vs Critics Football Match

  • Variety
  • 1pm (1 hour)
  • 15 Aug 2010
  • Meadowbank
  • Free
The Amnesty Comics vs Critics Football Match. Image shows from L to R: Edd McCracken, Rob Rouse.

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Variety starring Joel Dommett, Jonny Sweet, Rob Rouse, Aidan Bishop, John Bishop, Simon Brodkin, Ben Clark, Tom Parry, James Wrighton, Keith Farnan and 22 more performed on the following days in August 2010...

At the Meadowbank Stadium. Crowd welcome.

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A 'comics vs critics' football match. See top names in comedy take on the reviewers - a grudge match indeed! Amnesty International will there to referee.

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"Hair ruffling and bottom patting, there'll be a lot of that... and there'll be no training. I'll be encouraging my players to smoke and drink on the pitch." Comics captain, Rob Rouse

The Comics: Aidan Bishop, Alex Horne, Ben Clark (Pappy's), Davey See, Des Bishop, Doc Brown, Eric Lampert, Henry Parker, Ivo Graham, Jarlath Regan, Joel Dommett, Johnny Sweet, Ben Wilson (Idiots of Ants), James Wrighton (Idiots of Ants), Keith Farnam, Lee Kern, Rob Rouse (Captain), Simon Munnery, Simon Brodkin, Tom Parry, Tiffany Stevenson, Tiernan Douieb.

"The comedians begrudge us the honest public service we provide, by telling people not to see their shows. And we rage against them for being, err, funnier and more famous than we are. Talk about scores to settle? Now it's payback time." The Guardian's Brian Logan

The Critics: Brian Logan, Tim Arthur, Edd McCracken, Phil Miller, Julian Hall, Roger Cox, Jay Richardson, Evan Beswick, Lyle Brennan, Ed Ballard - and more to come...


Person Role
Rob Rouse Self
Simon Brodkin Self
Alex Horne Self
Ben Bailey Smith Self
John Bishop Self
Jonny Sweet Self
Aidan Bishop Self
Ben Clark Self
Davey See Self
Des Bishop Self
Eric Lampaert Self
Henry Paker Self
Ivo Graham Self
Jarlath Regan Self
Joe Bor Self
Joel Dommett Self
Ben Wilson Self
James Wrighton Self
Keith Farnan Self
Lee Kern Self
Tom Parry Self
Tiernan Douieb Self
Brian Logan Self
Tim Arthur Self
Edd McCracken Self
Phil Miller Self
Paul Mason Self
Roger Cox Self
Jay Richardson Self
Evan Beswick Self
Lyle Brennan Self
Ed Ballard Self