Bussman's Holiday

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  • 16 August 2009

This article is from 2009.

Bussman's Holiday

Jane Bussman started out as a celebrity journalist. Then she fell in love with a human rights negotiator, followed him to Uganda, realized on arrival that he’d gone back to Washington, stayed, and ended up reporting on the biggest child-soldier recruitment operation in the world. When she finally got home, her documentary on the Lord’s Resistance Army wouldn’t sell, so she re-edited it into stand-up. And here it is on the Fringe. In her own words: ‘Damn you, Aids orphans, this is your doing.’ All makes perfect sense.

Bussman’s Holiday, Assembly, 226 2428, 24-30 Aug, 4.50pm, £9.50–13 (£8.50–12).

Bussmann's Holiday: The Worst Date Ever

Jane Bussmann ('South Park') fled Britney's Hollywood for heady Uganda, land of spies, trustafarians and reputedly, a sexy peacemaker. Investigating war criminals was an infuriating accident. Hysterical, heartbreaking true story. 'Hilarious' - **** (Guardian).

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