UK's Red Nose Day brings together the UK's greatest comedians


Doing Something Funny for Money as Red Nose Day turns 25!

A star-studded line-up of the UK’s favorite comedians will literally be ‘doing something funny for money’ as Red Nose Day celebrates its 25th anniversary on Friday, 15 March, with a brilliant evening of appointment telly.

As they do every two years, producers of Red Nose Day have assembled an amazing cast of presenters, including Michael McIntyre, Rob Brydon, John Bishop, Zoe Ball, Lenny Henry, Davina McCall, Jack Whitehall, Nick Grimshaw, Jonathan Ross, Dermot O’Leary, Claudia Winkleman, Alan Carr, David Walliams and Russell Brand to name a few, all who will be massively entertaining from start to finish with original sketches from the stars of UK comedy all promising to keep the nation roaring with laughter throughout the evening.

Here’s what we know so far….

  • David Walliams (Little Britain, Yes Prime Minister, Mr. Stink) will be revealing an intimate secret with some of his closest celebrity friends. With his news causing quite a stir, a furious Alan Carr (Alan Carr’s Chatty Man) chases his friend and fellow Red Nose Day presenter down the road with a slipper…
  • Rowan Atkinson is set to appear as the Archbishop of Canterbury…
  • Miranda Hart (Miranda, Call the Midwife) has said she will “…ruin an episode of Call The Midwife” in a comic sketch…

In addition to an evening of brilliant sketches, a number of comedy greats are already lending their talents and efforts in support of Red Nose Day leading up to Friday that include a number of ‘challenges’, many of which are met with pain and suffering. Thankfully, we all know that good comedy comes out of pain and suffering…

  • Jack Dee (Lead Balloon) and Dara O’Briain (The Apprentice: You’re Fired) are amongst a team of celebrities in Africa attempting to navigate the Zambezi River to Victoria Falls. Not sure this would be classified as ‘doing something funny for money’, but Jack Dee and Spice Girl Mel C became trapped under their canoe earlier this week and Dara O’Briain spent more than an hour clinging to a tree in rapids at the beginning of the journey.
  • Miranda Hart, as part of her Miranda’s Mad March where the star of Miranda and Call the Midwife was due to take part in a series of challenges every day this week in different cities but twisted her ankle leaving the rest of the week’s festivities in jeopardy. She is determined to hobble her way through a Strictly Come Dancing challenge where she will have to dance with Strictly professional, Pacha Kovalev.

The brainchild of Richard Curtis and Lenny Henry, Comic Relief was launched on Christmas Day in 1985 live on the BBC to highlight the famine crippling Ethiopia. Before too long, the idea of Red Nose Day was created to focus attention of Comic Relief’s activities and the first ever event in 1988 raised an impressive £15m. After 25 years, over £620m has been raised to help change lives in the UK and Africa.
 

Just so you know, while working very hard on your behalf, I did my part to support Red Nose Day recently, how about you?