NBC Celebrates Red Nose Day's 10th Anniversary with Hourlong Star-Studded Special Today on May 23

NBC Celebrates Red Nose Day's 10th Anniversary with Hourlong Star-Studded Special Set for May 23 at 8 P.M. ET/PT



NEW YORK - May 7, 2024 - NBC will celebrate Red NoseDay's first decade in the U.S. with "Red Nose Day: Cheers to Ten Years," a one-hour special airing Thursday, May 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The star-studded special will look back at the hilarious, inspirational and unforgettable moments of NBC's Red NoseDay programming and the life-changing impact of the campaign's first 10 years.

The funniest skits from past Red Nose Days will be featured, including Coldplay's "Game of Thrones" the Musical, basketball with Paul Rudd & Blake Griffin, Kate McKinnon's "SNL" Weekend Update sketch and more.

A look back at the short film "Red Nose Day Actually," reuniting writer-director Richard Curtis and the cast of his beloved film "Love Actually" will also be featured.

The special will also include stories that highlight the impact of donations to Red Nose Day and how they help children across the U.S. and around the world. A rebroadcast of the Red NoseDay episode of "The Wall" will follow the special at 9 p.m.

Red Nose Day, the annual fundraising campaign by Comic Relief US to help end child poverty, returns for its 10th year on May 23. Known for its iconic Red Nose and using the power of entertainment to drive social change, Red Nose Day is about people coming together to have fun, raise money and change lives.

Celebrating a decade of life-changing impact, Red Nose Day has raised more than $370 million since it began in the U.S. in 2015, positively impacting more than 35 million children and young people to date. The funds raised directly support programs that keep children safe, healthy, educated and empowered.

"It's truly been a gift for NBC to partner with the Comic Relief US team and Red Nose Day for 10 years to help bring positive change to millions of children around the world," said Jen Neal, Executive Vice President, Live Events and Specials, NBCUniversal Entertainment.

"Red Nose Day is all about using the power of laughter and entertainment to change lives and help create a world with less childhood poverty, more childhood," said Alison Moore, CEO of Comic Relief US. "Having this special highlighting the best TV moments and extraordinary impact of Red Nose Day's first 10 years makes this milestone an even bigger celebration. We're so grateful to NBC for their longtime support and partnership, and for all the corporate partners, celebrities and millions of Americans who have supported this cause and helped create meaningful impact in the lives of children."

NBC has supported Red Nose Day for 10 years with primetime Red Nose Day specials featuring comedy, music performances and many of the biggest stars across entertainment. The specials have also highlighted critical programs supported by Red Nose Day funds that provide children with food, shelter, health services, education and more.

Special Red Nose Day episodes of NBC shows have also marked Red Nose Day through the years. These include a celebrity edition of "American Ninja Warrior," "Hollywood Game Night," "The Wall" and "Running Wild with Bear Grylls," in which Julia Roberts ventured to Kenya and helped deliver life-saving vaccines to a remote village before the vaccines expired. "Celebrity Escape Room" also raised awareness and funds to help children experiencing poverty, with a competitive cast of A-listers immersed in the hilarious, high-energy, no-holds-barredescape.

Hundreds of stars have supported Red Nose Day, including Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Garner, Jack Black, Julia Roberts, John Legend, Jane Lynch, Idris Elba, Paul Rudd, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Kenan Thompson, Ben Stiller, Adam Scott, Sean Hayes, Kristen Bell, the Jonas Brothers, Jocko Sims, Tony Hale, Elizabeth Banks, Blake Shelton, Ed Sheeran, Mindy Kaling, Coldplay, Daniel Craig, Will Ferrell and many more.



Comic Relief US is a nonprofit committed to breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty. It harnesses the power of entertainment to drive positive social change. To date, the nonprofit has raised over $436 million by mobilizing donors of all ages to engage with causes through powerful content-driven campaigns and new digital platforms. Since 2015, Red NoseDay, Comic Relief US' signature campaign to end poverty, has raised over $370 million and positively impacted more than 35 million children and young people in the US and around the world. Donations are invested in grantee partners and social impact programs that ensure children are safe, healthy, educated, and empowered and that address the root causes of poverty in the most impacted communities. Comic Relief US, also known as Comic Relief US, Inc., is a registered U.S. 501(c)(3) public charity. For more information about Comic Relief US and its impact, visit www.comicrelief.org. Follow @ComicReliefUS on LinkedIn, X, Instagram, and Facebook.

Source NBCUniversal

May 23, 2024 10:00am ET by NBCUniversal  

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