Red Nose Day

A Surprising Amount Of Ofcom Complaints Were Made About Friday's Comic Relief Telethon

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Entertainment

More than 150 viewers complained to Ofcom after Friday’s (24 March) Red Nose Day telethon, it has been revealed. The show featured a host of famous...

A Full Breakdown Of What The 'Love Actually' Red Nose Day Special Revealed

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 25.03.2017 | UK Entertainment

After much hype and anticipation, the Red Nose Day special of ‘Love Actually’ aired as part of Comic Relief on Friday (24 March) night. Picking up...

Here's Everything We Can Tell You About This Year's Red Nose Day

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Entertainment

We can barely believe it has been two years since the last Red Nose Day, but sure enough Comic Relief’s biennial fundraiser is here again. And there...

When Massive Dad Met Comic Relief

Stevie Martin | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Comedy
Stevie Martin

When Johnny Depp appeared in the Vicar of Dibley. When Ricky Gervais did that spoof African appeal sketch. French and Saunders doing the Harry Potter rip off, where Dawn French played Hagrid who couldn't quite see Jennifer Saunders' Harry over her own boobs.

Jeremy Kyle To Be A Guest On His Own Show For Comic Relief Red Nose Day Special

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Entertainment

‘The Jeremy Kyle Show’ is going to get the Comic Relief treatment later this month, when its host becomes a guest on the programme. The BBC has r...

I Visited Ghana to See How Red Nose Day Cash is Changing Lives And Building Brighter Futures in Ghana

Kimberly Wyatt | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Kimberly Wyatt

When Cynthia invited me to help prepare lunch at her home in the rural village of Dwabor in Ghana I was so excited. Winning Celebrity MasterChef has really ignited my passion for food and I didn't expect to find such yummy cuisine in Ghana, like Cynthia's groundnut soup. It was also a great opportunity to speak to this incredible woman, mum to mum, about the huge dreams she has for her triplets Eric, Erica and Isobella. Money raised by UK schools and the public and matched by the UK government is improving education across Africa, giving children like the triplets a brighter future and the tools they need to escape poverty for good.

Stars Unite For Hilarious All-Female Film Parodies

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

Red Nose Day took place in the US for the first time ever on Thursday night, and some of the States’ biggest film and and television stars helped ra...

Thanks a Billion!

Lenny Henry | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lenny Henry

It was such a spur of the moment notion when Richard Curtis and a few of us got it going that it's hard to believe it has gone on to become so close to people's hearts. Back in 1985 Ethiopia was being torn apart by famine, and a gaggle of fresh faced comedians thought they might be able to raise a bob or two to help. Three decades and a billion pounds later though what's changed? For starters there's still a big perception that it's only Africa that benefits. The reality is very different. Since Comic Relief began, projects funded in the UK have touched the lives of more than 10million people.

Russell 'Rants About Comic Relief' Days After Fronting The Charity's Telethon

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Russell Brand has launched a bizarre attack on Comic Relief, just days after fronting the BBC’s Red Nose Day telethon. Russell was among the sta...

Emma Stars In 'Vicar Of Dibley' Sketch

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Emma Watson made a surprise appearance during Friday night’s Comic Relief telethon, starring in a ‘Vicar Of Dibley’ sketch. The ‘Harry Pot...

Watch Out 1D! No Direction Perform For Comic Relief

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

One Direction need to watch their backs, as there’s a hot new band on the block - No Direction have arrived. The group performed ‘Best Song Ev...

Mwah! David And Orlando Pucker Up After Stephen Hawking Sketch

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

David Walliams was one of the many A-listers who did something funny for money on Friday night, in a bid to raise cash for Comic Relief. In previo...

How Much Cash Did #DancingDermot Raise For Comic Relief?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Dermot O’Leary's efforts weren't in vain and the ‘X Factor’ presenter's danceathon raised a whooping £643,336 for Comic Relief. Dermot’s...

Which Former Bond Has Daniel Craig Teamed Up With For Comic Relief?

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Two Bonds are set to meet when Daniel Craig and Roger Moore star in a special one-off 007-themed sketch for this year’s Comic Relief Red Nose Day. ...

Kids in Camps

Jezza Neumann | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK
Jezza Neumann

It should be the right of every child to have an education but more than that - as Grace also says - education is the way to build a country. As a film maker, what I have witnessed is a tragedy. In Africa today, thousands of bright young minds are being lost in a sea of war and displacement.

Girls Should Have the Right to Say 'You're Not Cutting My Parts Up'

Tolu Aderinto | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK
Tolu Aderinto

We are so excited to be part of the BBC Three Comic Relief documentary, Stop Cutting Our Girls: A Comic Relief Special. We have been on a journey trying to publicise FGM. To go from learning about it amongst ourselves in a little room to talking about it on national TV is really exciting and we're all really proud of ourselves.

Stephen Hawking? Yeah, I Know

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Professor Stephen Hawking is to appear with David Walliams in a special sketch for Red Nose Day. SEE MORE: Stephen Hawking Reacts To Eddie Redmayn...

24 Cats And Dogs To Inspire You To Make Your Face Funny For Red Nose Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Comedy

The theme of this year's Red Nose Day is 'Make Your Face Funny For Money'. So if you're after some ideas for how to do just that, may we suggest fo...

Mr. Bean Returns For Comic Relief

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

We’ve got some good news for fans of gurning men in tweed suits, Rowan Atkinson is set to reprise his role as Mr. Bean. The love-him-or-hate-him ...

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 ...