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Comic Relief Preview Screening of Borat

Comic Relief is very excited and proud to announce that they will be working alongside 20th Century Fox on a massive fundraising opportunity.

This autumn sees the release of Sacha Baron Cohen’s hilarious new comedy “Borat”, or to give it its full title (just the once) “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.” In a fantastic joint initiative, Comic Relief will be holding special screenings on Wednesday 1st November in six locations across the UK, before it goes out on general release on 3rd November, with proceeds going to Comic Relief. Every penny will go towards helping people living really tough lives both here in the UK and in Africa.

The screenings are a fantastic way to kick off fundraising and get everyone excited about Red Nose Day 2007, which takes place on March 16th.

For the chance to make a BIG difference to people’s lives you can buy tickets by going to the Comic Relief website (www.comicrelief.com) and clicking on Borat.

The film has already been getting some fantastic reviews;

“Absurd, outrageous, gross, disturbing, insightful, and so funny it’ll burst half the blood vessels in your face.” ***** - Empire

Plot summary;

Kazakhstani TV presenter Borat Sagdiyev is commissioned to travel to New York to learn about American culture. While there he goes rogue, setting off for LA to follow his dream of making nice sexytime with Pamela Anderson.

All Comic Relief charity preview screenings take place on Wednesday 1 November. Tickets cost £8 and all money raised goes directly to Comic Relief projects in the UK and Africa.

Screenings will be held in the following locations:

Odeon Cardiff, Red Dragon Centre, Hemingway Road, Cardiff
1 November. 6.00pm for 6.30pm start. Tickets £8.

Printworks Manchester, The Printworks, 27 Withy Grove, Manchester
1 November. 6.00pm for 6.30pm start. Tickets £8.

Odeon Southampton, Leisure World, West Quay Road, Southampton
1 November. 6.00pm for 6.30pm start. Tickets £8.

Vue Cinema Birmingham, Watson Road, Neachells, Birmingham
1 November. 6.00pm for 6.30pm start. Tickets £8.

Cineworld Edinburgh, Fountain Park, 130/3 Dundee Street, Edinburgh
1 November, 8.00pm for 8.30pm start. Tickets £8.

Vue Finchley Road, O2 Centre, Finchley Road, London
1 November. 6.30pm for 7pm start. Tickets £8.

To book, visit www.comicrelief.com and click on Borat.

Borat hits screens nationwide on 3rd November 2006 – tickets on sale from 23rd October




Webmaster note: Borat fans will be interested on the "notes for editor" section of the press release:

About Borat:

  • Borat, a satirical Kazakh journalist caricature invented and portrayed by Sacha Baron Cohen, became a phenomenon in the U.K. with the comedy series “Da Ali G Show,” in which Baron Cohen’s outlandish humor and razor-sharp satire on anti-Semitism, misogyny and racism, came to life through his creation’s bizarre behavior and interviews.
  • Baron Cohen’s innovative and unique work has brought him two BAFTA awards. “Da Ali G Show” was a worldwide phenomenon, and Baron Cohen is the only person to twice host the European MTV Awards. Dictionaries added two words based on his characters’ “inventive” use of the English language, and even the Queen Mother was a fan.
  • Even before its release, critics heralded BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN as one of the funniest pictures of all time, and it became the highest-rated comedy on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB.com). The film’s humor and acclaim stem from its comedy “dream team”: Sacha Baron Cohen, Larry Charles from “Seinfeld” and Jay Roach, director of the “Austin Powers” films. Baron Cohen and Roach are the film’s producers, with Charles serving as director.
  • Borat is released in cinemas on November 3rd.
  • Please note, cameras and recording equipment will not be allowed inside the venue.
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