NBC has tapped Craig Ferguson to host the second annual Red Nose Day Special set to air live on May 26, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT. This year’s fundraising event will feature celebrities including Ellen DeGeneres, Jack Black, Paul Rudd, Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, Sarah Silverman, Tracy Morgan, Key & Peele, Anna Kendrick, Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Ellie Kemper, Kristen Bell, Emma Watson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Rose Byrne, Blake Griffin, Emma Thompson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Steve Buscemi, Danny Trejo, Adam Devine and Ron Funches.
Red Nose Day was created by Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Notting Hill) and since it launched 25 years ago, the campaign has raised more than $1 billion. Curtis, John Irwin, and Lily Sobhani are executive producing the NBC special. NBC hosted the first U.S. Red Nose Day in 2015, bringing in $23+ million to help out children and young people in the United States and 15 countries.
Details on Red Nose Day, Courtesy of NBC: Red Nose Day is on a mission to help lift kids out of poverty. 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, organizing fundraising events and watching and donating during the television special. Following the sell-out success of last year’s inaugural Red Nose Day, Walgreens is making more Red Noses available and expanded to Red Nose Day Flair merchandise. This ranges from red hats and springy novelty headbands to oversized sequin bowties and Red Noses for cars (to name a few), making it even easier for Americans to “Get Seriously Silly” in support of a great cause. The money raised by Red Nose Day in 2016 will help support projects in some of the neediest communities in the U.S. and some of the poorest communities in the world.