The star-studded event will be hosted by Craig Ferguson and features comedy, music and more.
Other stars include Jay Leno, Celine Dion, Mel B, Bill Gates, Tyler Perry, Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Vince Vaughn, Bono and Jeff Goldblum who are all lining up to take part in the FUN-raising Special to keep kids safe, healthy and educated.
The special will feature Julia Roberts’ recent trip to Phoenix to visit projects that take care of children who are facing serious health issues without the means to afford basic medical treatment. Jack Black, who went to Uganda last year to shed light on the issue of children living in poverty, returns to give a heartwarming update on Felix, a young boy he met there who had been living on the streets for three years. He will reveal what life is like for Felix today after being helped by a program that aims to change the lives of homeless kids.
Music will also take centre stage, with both Elton John and Blake Shelton performing very special songs, while Paul Shaffer will bring his signature brand of great music and high energy as musical director with the Red Nose Orchestra.
“The Red Nose Day Special” also delivers a great night of comedy, from Tracy Morgan putting his own unique spin on the classic “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” while reading to kids, to Paul Rudd committing more money for Red Nose Day than he ever imagined when he promises to donate $5,000 for every three-pointer basketball superstar Blake Griffin makes in three minutes. The fun continues with a comedy sketch featuring “The Walking Dead” cast as viewers have never seen them before.
Red Nose Day launched in the U.S. in 2015 as a special day to come together, have fun and make a difference for kids who are most in need. In its inaugural year in America, more than $23 million was raised for the Red Nose Day Fund, with the money now at work in all 50 states across America and 15 countries internationally through programs to keep children and young people safe, healthy and educated.
The money raised by Red Nose Day USA 2016 will help support projects in some of the neediest communities in the U.S. and some of the poorest communities in the world. People from all walks of life are encouraged to get involved, have fun and raise money by buying red noses sold exclusively at Walgreens stores nationwide, organising fundraising events and watching and donating during the television special.
Red Nose Day in the USA is run by Comic Relief Inc. which is an independent sister organization of Comic Relief UK. Comic Relief Inc. and Comic Relief UK are independent organizations related through their shared vision of a just world free from poverty, and a same mission to effect positive change through the power of entertainment. To find out more visit rednoseday.org.