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"Red Nose Day"
Will Ferrell, Jennifer Hudson, Jack Black, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Michelle Rodriguez, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sam Smith, John Legend and ‘Voice’ Coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera and Pharrell Williams Scheduled to Appear in ‘Fun-raising’ Special to Help Lift Children Out of Poverty. Matt Lauer, Carson Daly, Nick Offerman, Elizabeth Banks, Chris Pine, Jeff Goldblum, Billy Eichner, Martin Short, Laura Linney, Anna Kendrick, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, John Michael Higgins and Stephen Merchant Also Appearing, Along with Bill and Melinda Gates and Many More.
Thursday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET onNBC
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It will be a night to remember when NBC airs “Red Nose Day,” a live three-hour entertainment event on Thursday, May 21 (8-11 p.m. ET) featuring world-class comedy, videos produced by Funny Or Die, incredible music performances and Hollywood’s biggest stars. With a focus on having fun, raising money and changing lives, the star-studded event will help 12 charity organizations lift children and young people out of poverty, in the U.S. and throughout the world.
Created by film director/writer Richard Curtis (“Notting Hill,” “Bridget Jones Diary,” “Love Actually”), Red Nose Day is an enormously popular annual event in the U.K. that has raised more than $1 billion over the past 30 years. Red Nose Day, inspired and supported by Comic Relief U.K., is coming to the U.S. for the first time with the live broadcast on May 21.
People from all walks of life are encouraged to have fun and raise money through buying red noses (sold exclusively at Walgreens and Duane Reade stores nationwide), organizing fundraising events and watching and donating during the television special. The star-studded event will feature sketch comedy, parodies, videos produced by Funny Or Die, live musical performances and short appeals films that shed light on those in need.