Jo and Omid join forces for special stand-up gig

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Two of Britain’s funniest comedians Jo Brand and Omid Djalili are appearing together on Wednesday 6 March at Brighton Dome Concert Hall. This special stand-up gig will raise funds for Burma Campaign UK and its campaign to end human rights abuses in Burma.

“I am delighted to be performing, with Omid Djalili, at the Brighton Dome in aid of Burma Campaign UK,” says Jo Brand.

“I have been a supporter of Burma Campaign UK for years. Their hard-hitting campaigning has highlighted human rights abuses in Burma for over 20 years, abuses that continue to this day.

“I hope comedy fans will come and enjoy a great night of laughter with Omid and myself, raising funds for an excellent cause.” Long established as one of the UK’s best female comics Jo Brand is the star and writer of Getting On, the BBC’s BAFTA award winning series set on a hospital’s geriatric ward, which was partly inspired by her earlier career in nursing. Jo’s other television credits also includes Jo Brand’s Hot Potatoes(BBC1) and the award-winning Through the Cakehole (Channel 4).Brand’s acting talents include taking the part of The Sergeant of Police in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance at London’s Gielgud Theatre, facing the formidable Alan Sugar forComic Relief Does the Apprentice and learning to play the organ for a sell out audience at The Royal Albert Hall. Jo has also written several highly acclaimed best-selling books Can’t Stand Up For Sitting Down, Look Back In Hunger and The More You Ignore Me.

With a stellar career spanning over three decades, British-born Iranian comic and actor Omid Djalili’s legendary performances on stage and screen have won him plaudits the world over. Credits includet he NBC sitcom Whoopi with Whoopi Goldberg, Fagin in West-End smash-hit Oliver!, Dr Rance in Joe Orton’s What The Butler Saw at The Vaudeville Theatre 2012 and Mahmud Nasir in The Infidel. Further successes include two series of The Omid Djalili Show on BBC One, and the release of highly acclaimed DVDs No Agenda, Live in London and Tour Of Duty... not to mention his sell out live tours in 2007, 2008 and 2011.

Burma Campaign UK is an award-winning organisation working for the promotion of human rights, democracy and development in Burma. Burma Campaign UK raises awareness about the situation in Burma and pressures the international community to take action in support of the people of Burma.