America’s first-ever Red Nose Day will be hosted by Seth Meyers, David Duchovny and Jane Krakowski as just announced by NBC. Red Nose Day originated in the UK and the annual fundraising event has earned more than $1 billion for charities since its first airing in 1985. The U.S. version will air on May 21st from 8-11pm ET, and Meyers, Duchovny, and Krakowski will each handle one hour of the live telecast.
More than 100 celebrities have signed on to help raise both funds and awareness of the 12 non-profits that have been designated as the official charities. The list includes the casts of Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black, and The Voice as well as Jack Black, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Josh Groban, Elizabeth Banks, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Jimmy Fallon, Richard Gere, Jennifer Garner, Helen Mirren, Robert Pattinson, Liam Neeson, Sienna Miller, Paul Rudd, Olivia Wilde, Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sir Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Leslie Mann, January Jones, and Simon Cowell. Also helping out are Christian Slater, Kellan Lutz, Kermit the Frog, Reese Witherspoon, Michelle Rodriguez, Julianne Moore, Keith Urban, John Mellencamp, John Krasinski, Zac Efron, and Nick Cannon.
Matt Lauer, Carson Daly, Nick Offerman, Jeff Goldblum, Billy Eichner, Martin Short, Laura Linney, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, John Michael Higgins, Bill and Melinda Gates, Stephen Merchant, Naomi Campbell, Anna Camp, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Yvette Nicole Brown, Retta, Natalie Morales, Danny Pudi and Rob Huebel will also be involved in the three hour television fundraising special.
For more info, visit www.rednosedayusa.org/.
-By Rebecca Murray
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