Comic Relief has teamed up with NBC for another Red Nose Day TV special to benefit child poverty. That is, serious informative news and fun, “one nose at a time.”
The “red nose” movement was created by award-winning writer-director Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Notting Hill) in 1988 in the UK and made its way to the U.S. in 2015. Amongst much support from celebs and corporate partners (you might’ve already seen the red noses in Walgreens), the annual fundraising event benefits some Christian organizations including charity:water and Covenant House. This year’s guest features include Ed Sheeran, Ludacris, Julia Roberts, Bear Grylls and more.
In 2016, Red Nose Day raised over $36 million. Globally, over $1 billion since its conception in the 80s.
This year, Chris Hardwick will host the Red Nose Day (May 25) Special that begins with two hour-long pre-shows starting 8 p.m.: Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day and Running Wild with Bear Grylls. The Red Nose Day Special airs at 10 p.m.
In the videos below, Ed Sheeran and Ludacris take a look inside the stories of two children who’ve come across hard times…
Ed Sheeran sits with Peaches, who lost her father to the Ebola crisis in Liberia and was displaced from school. She wants to sing inspirational music professionally when she grows up.
Ludacris meets with Atlanta-native Robert, who often goes to bed hungry.
For more information and/or to donate, visit rednoseday.org.