Today kicks off the first official Red Nose Day in the US! Originally established in in the UK, Red Nose Day is "a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh.” The day will be commemorated in a three-hour, star-studded entertainment TV special on NBC. The special will highlight the issues for which Red Nose Day is fundraising and feature premier comedy and entertainment in both live and in pre-recorded segments. During the TV special, viewers will be encouraged to donate by phone and online.
Beti Films founder and director Margaret Byrne directed a segment for the special focusing on Feeding America. The segment will be narrated by Matthew Broderick.
Comic Relief, Inc. is working in partnership with NBCUniversal in the production to produce the first Red Nose Day. The Red Nose Day special will premiere on NBC on May 21st, 2015 at 8 PM/7PMc.
Learn more about the special here.