Amnesty International’s The Secret Policeman’s Ball is to be shown on Channel 4. And there was us thinking it would be so secret that we wouldn’t know anything about it and would have to use Google or something.

Anyway, apart from the very exciting TV news (which we’ve also phoned up our mum to share with her), a whole host of extra funny people and singy people have also joined the line-up.

The story so far: Previously announced were Coldplay, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Mumford & Sons, Russell Brand and Reggie Watts.

Now confirmed are UK and US stars Fred Armisen, Hannibal Buress, David Cross, Noel Fielding, Micky Flanagan, Bill Hader, Rashida Jones, Seth Meyers, Bob Odenkirk, Andy Samberg, Peter Serafinowicz, Sarah Silverman, Statler & Waldorf from The Muppets, Jason Sudeikis, Jack Whitehall and BridesmaidsKristen Wiig have all been added to the cast.

Apparently there are more to come too in what promises to be a relative smorgasbord of musical and TV talent.

We would leave it there, but apparently there’s a serious message to all of this too.

Amnesty is 50 years old and campaigning for freedom of expression remains a fundamental part of their work.

Says Amnesty International's Kerry Moscogiuri said, "We're extremely excited by the great host of talent who have given up their time to take part in Amnesty's Secret Policeman's Ball. We expect this will be a great evening of entertainment that will also succeed in throwing a spotlight on the importance of Amnesty's work on defending all human rights, and in particular free speech."

Here, here. Or Is that hear, hear!?

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