Red Nose Day, a self-proclaimed “FUN-raising TV special,” has gathered the celebrity troops for a very special announcement.
The celebrated bi-annual U.K. charity drive Red Nose Day debuted in America last year, and for its second outing (airing tonight on NBC), it’s gonna be bigger than ever!
This promo definitely brings the big guns, featuring no less than 26 high-profile celebrities. They may never be in the same room, but they still manage to finish each other’s sentences. Check out that sweet movie magic right here:
Participating talents in order of appearance are: Ellen DeGeneres, Tracy Morgan, Kristen Bell, Emma Watson, Liam Neeson, Chloë Moretz, Zac Efron, Tyler Perry, Anna Kendrick, Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Connie Britton, Celine Dion, Kobe Bryant, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Vince Vaughn, Lena Dunham, Adam Devine, Julianne Moore, Jason Alexander, Bill Gates, Rose Byrne, Michelle Rodriguez, Trevor Noah, and Bono!
After a long spiel about the various amounts of time everyone gets to talk for, they finally get to the point: “It’s not about us.” (Wait, really?)
It’s about donating to a good cause, of course! Red Nose Day is absolutely worth your time and attention, celebrities or otherwise. Its purpose is to raise money for children worldwide, and has already raised more than $1 billion globally in the last 25 years.
More than 65 celebrities will be attending, and a lot of them will of course be donating as well. Paul Rudd, for instance, will donate $5,000 for every three-pointer Blake Griffin makes:
About Red Nose Day
As per the official website:
“Red Nose Day is the day in the U.S. annually and every two years in the U.K., when people across the land can get together and do something funny for money at home, school and work. There’s a fantastic night of TV, with comedy and entertainment to inspire the nation to give generously. The event debuted in the U.S. in 2015 and is back again this year for another star-studded live TV event and day of fun-raising in the U.S. on May 26!”
The two-hour primetime special will feature a lot more familiar faces from the entertainment industry, hoping to draw as much attention as possible to the good cause. It airs tonight on NBC, hosted by Craig Ferguson.