It’s set to be one star-studded event all for a fantastic cause on Thursday, May 21. NBC is prepping for the three-hour Red Nose Day charity special that will involve a multitude of A-listers. Appearances are to be made by Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Jodie Foster, Coldplay, Neil Patrick Harris, Julianne Moore, Reese Witherspoon, Eddie Redmayne, Orlando Bloom, Paul Rudd, and Benedict Cumberbatch. The list goes on and on.
As TV by the Numbers shares the event will feature “great comedy, videos produced by Funny Or Die, incredible music performances and Hollywood’s favorite stars.” The event will help to benefit “12 charity organizations and lift children and young people out of poverty, in the U.S. and throughout the world.”
The event has been enormously popular in the UK for years and has now made its way over the pond in order to pull in some more donations for a fantastic cause while offering great fun to attendees and viewers. Over the 30 years the charity event has been put on annually in the UK, it has raised over $1 billion for the charities to which the donations are allocated. TV by the Numbers offers information about the big night for those who wish to take part.
“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. For more information, please go to www.rednosedayusa.com.”
It seems as though the production will not be short on the laughs either. Additional guests who are set to keep viewers and audience members in stitches include Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Martin Short, and Jeff Goldblum. To complement the chuckles with some star musicians, be sure to watch for Sam Smith, John Legend, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, and Pharrell Williams.
Ad Age notes the words of the executive VP for entertainment group advertising sales at NBC Dan Lonvinger in regards to his take on the anticipated event that both NBC and Walgreens are putting their all into.
“The full force of NBC Universal is behind this project. It’s starting to remind me of the momentum that was built around the ‘SNL’ 40th.”
As Paul Telegdy, president of alternative late-night programming at NBC Entertainment states, “It’s just good for the business of good.”
Don’t forget to head to Walgreens and pick up your red nose to join in the fun and support a great initiative.
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