Friday, May 22, 2015

Red Nose Day USA

Red Nose Day

For the first time ever, BBC's Comic Relief-style charity telethon, Red Nose Day, has landed in the USA with a special three-hour telethon aired on NBC and keeping it true to Red Nose tradition, it features a plethora of comedy sketches, musical performances, and watching our favorite celebs giving back to the communities, even for the children from Africa and elsewhere.

Over the course of the telethon, we see Seth Meyers' celebrity phone tree, what happens when ladies do male roles from movies, Ed Sheeran performs with Kermit the Frog, Hollywood Secrets, Nick Offerman vs. Will Ferrell in The Voice, British celebs helping people, and so much more. It's not just about hilarity, it's about helping others like in the case of comedian Jack Black visiting Africa to help the children, Blake Shelton on the Health Fund, and Fast and Furious' Michelle Rodriguez visiting Peru to rebuild people's' lives.

It all ends with boyband Coldplay doing a musical version of Game of Thrones that didn't go exactly as planned.

Over $14 million have been donated by the viewers and the sponsors, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the numbers continue to grow even after Red Nose Day USA ends.

For ongoing donations (US residents): http://rednosedayusa.org/

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