Red Nose Day

How Red Nose Day Has Empowered Women in Africa

Kirstie Allsopp | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kirstie Allsopp

Scolastica, a 33-year-old single mother and urban chicken farmer in Tanzania, set up her poultry business in 2005, itself a brave step for a woman to make in such a patriarchal society. Things ticked along relatively well. But when three years ago, a virus swept through her flock and killed 600 of her 900 birds in less than a week - even someone with the drive and determination of Scolastica thought her dream was over. That's when Comic Relief stepped in and her luck began to change.

How Red Nose Day Is Changing the Lives of Women and Girls Across Africa

Kimberley Walsh | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kimberley Walsh

As a performer, I totally understand how powerful music and drama is to express yourself and get difficult emotions out into the open. Singer and dancer Mary is one such person. She puts heartfelt emotion into every single performance in an attempt to turn her painful past into a positive force. Her powerful lyrics and support from an incredible project have turned this once shy woman into a local celebrity in the rural part of eastern Uganda where she lives with her husband and children. I recently met Mary, 48, and heard her remarkable story...

'We Got Lucky, They Didn't' - Is It Really as Simple as Comic Relief Would Have Us Believe?

Richard Moran | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Richard Moran

At the end of the film Nighy tries to explain the situation by stating "we got lucky, they didn't, it's kind of that simple". It isn't that simple though, and explanations such a this force people to rely on a logic of bad fortune to explain why people are forced to live in these conditions.

Can Ricky Gervais's Irony Save the World?

David Girling | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Comedy
David Girling

With the recent video's by Mama Hope and Africa for Norway it seems like there is a new genre of ironic videos being produced for International Development.

Happy Red Nose Day From Our Readers!

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK

Happy Red Nose Day! Simon Cowell, Rowan Atkinson and Jessie J are among the stars helping to raise cash for charity for comic relief this year, th...

The Week In Photos - Vote On Your Favourite Picture

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK

The best pictures of the week are chosen by YOU voting on our interactive slideshow and we will announce the winner on Monday morning. Well, where ...

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

She said she was going to do it and true to her word, Jessie J has shaved off her glossy locks for Comic Relief. The 'Price Tag' singer said ha...

My Mad March for Comic Relief

Miranda Hart | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Miranda Hart

Sitting here, as I am, wearing a Union Jack onesie eating luke warm noodles in hotel room on an industrial estate outside Oxford, you'd be forgiven for thinking that I was beginning to finally unravel. But you'd be wrong dear Huffington Post reader, very wrong.

Kate Moss Reads 50 Shades Of Grey Live On Air

PA | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Kate Moss put in a model performance on air when she read an extract from steamy best-seller Fifty Shades Of Grey to raise money for Comic Relief. ...

Comic Relief and GAVI: A Fun Partnership That Is Saving Lives

Bill Roedy | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Bill Roedy

There's something so genuine and heartwarming in sharing a laugh with a little boy or girl. People of all ages love to share their happiness. Laugh, and the whole world laughs with you. That is the power of Comic Relief and its inspiring Red Nose Day fundraising campaign. People throughout the UK will be making fun of themselves on Friday - me, too - to support extraordinary causes.

Comic Relief 2013: A History Of Red Nose Day Singles

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 14.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

As long as there's Comic Relief there will be pop stars and comics (sometimes both, together) willing to lend their support to the charity in musical ...

Smile Simon, It's For Comic Relief!

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 14.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

It may be Red Nose Day on Friday, but Simon Cowell was not seeing the funny side at a gala in aid of Comic Relief last night. The music mogul fail...

FIRST LOOK: Back To Dibley

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

'The Vicar Of Dibley' is returning to TV screens for a one-off special as part of Comic Relief. It has been seven years since we said farewell to ...

It Doesn't Have to Be 'Blacknose' Day

Crispin Flintoff | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Crispin Flintoff

Not only is Cameron's appearance on Comic Relief offensive to many, but it is likely to see fewer people contribute. For this reason, I have set up a petition asking the BBC to edit out David Cameron from Comic Relief.

You Know You're Over 40 When... The First Comic Relief Single Rocked Your World

Andrea Mann | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Andrea Mann

In 1985, Comic Relief was born. The beautiful, bouncing child of Richard Curtis and Lenny Henry, it came into the world kicking and screaming... and in 1988, it started wearing a red nose. And between these two events - the launch of the charity and its first Red Nose Day in February 1988 - came the release of the very first Comic Relief single, in 1986.

How Red Nose Day Is Improving Mental Health Services in Ghana

Alastair Campbell | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK
Alastair Campbell

In 25 years, Comic Relief and its famous Red Nose have helped to raise £600million which has been used to help millions of people both in the UK and Africa. On a trip to Ghana earlier this year I met some of the most recent beneficiaries...

PICTURES: 25 Years Of Red Nose Day In 100 Photos

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Comedy

It's hard to believe that the very first Comic Relief Red Nose Day took place 25 years ago, on 5 February 1988. In honour of this milestone, and Red N...

WATCH: Comic Relief's Funniest Moments

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

Comic Relief's funny moments are a rare example of a deal in which everyone wins. The rich and the famous are presented with a perfect opportunity ...

Simon Cowell 'Gets Hitched' For Charity

PA | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Simon Cowell looks ready to finally tie the knot - with his 'Britain's Got Talent' pal David Walliams. Bachelor Cowell will be seen going up the ai...

Jodie Prenger Reaches Let's Dance Final

PA | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Actress and singer Jodie Prenger strutted her way into the final of Let's Dance for Comic Relief tonight with a flamboyant performance to Cameo's '80s...

How Red Nose Day Is Helping to Combat Malaria in Africa

Brenda Blethyn | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Brenda Blethyn

When Comic Relief invited me to Uganda for Red Nose Day to meet families affected by malaria, I was worried and scared in equal measures. Worried about how I would cope with hearing from parents who have lost children to this deadly disease, and scared that I too could get bitten by a malaria infected mosquito and fall sick.

FIRST LOOK: Ricky Gervais Back As David Brent

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

Ricky Gervais has unveiled the trailer for the Comic Relief special of 'The Office'. The comedian is back as David Brent for a one-off special to b...

'I'm For The People'

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron's incredibly wooden cameo appearance in One Direction's Comic Relief single has been explained. The reason the prime minister looked ...

One Direction Dance Around And Hug David Cameron (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK Politics

Harry, Zayn, Liam, Louis, Niall ... and Dave. The prime minister stars as the extra member of Brit Award winning boy band One Direction by joining the...

Why My Generation Needs to Understand the Truth About Africa

Jamal Edwards | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jamal Edwards

Desperate to save their loved ones, families turned to traditional faith healers, running up huge debts paying for treatment that not only didn't work but was often painful and dangerous. HIV testing wasn't available, and for the few who did know they were infected, there was no support or treatment. People were dying and things seemed beyond hope. And so to people who say that that we shouldn't give aid to Africa because it's not helping, I'd say you're chatting rubbish. I've seen with my own eyes that you're wrong, aid does work. It's real and it's making a massive difference.