More stars are joining NBC’s star-studded television event The Red Nose Day Special on Thursday, May 25 (10-11 p.m. ET) to have fun, raise money and change the lives of children in need in the U.S. and in some of the poorest communities around the world.
Bryan Cranston, Mindy Kaling (pictured), Matt Lauer, Rachel McAdams, Seth Meyers, Bobby Moynihan, Al Roker, Ben Stiller and Kenan Thompson have joined NBC’s third annual special to benefit Red Nose Day, an annual charity campaign to help end child poverty.
In support of the Red Nose Day campaign, iconic buildings across the country will light up in red on May 25, including the Empire State Building in New York City, the Willis Tower in Chicago, the U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles, the Miami Tower in Miami, the Bank of America Plaza in Dallas, the Orlando Eye in Orlando, and the WoodmenLife Tower in Omaha. The Terminal Tower in Cleveland will turn red on May 24.
The one-hour "Red Nose Day Special," hosted by comedian Chris Hardwick, will be broadcast live from Rockefeller Plaza in New York City in support of the Red Nose Day charity campaign. Previously announced stars appearing include Ben Affleck, Jack Black, Orlando Bloom, Yvette Nicole Brown, Patrick Dempsey, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Bear Grylls, Mark Hamill, Matt Iseman, DJ Khaled, Julia Roberts, Paul Rudd and Dax Shepard, along with "This Is Us" cast members Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Chris Sullivan, Susan Kelechi Watson and Ron Cephas Jones.
Shedding light on kids in need, Julia Roberts will visit Africa and Paul Rudd visits rural Maine to show how children’s lives can be changed and saved by Red Nose Day funds.
The special will also feature "Red Nose Day Actually," the much-anticipated reunion sequel to "Love Actually," catching up with cast members from the beloved holiday film, including Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Laura Linney, Liam Neeson and Bill Nighy.
NBC is celebrating Red Nose Day with an entire evening of special programming to support the cause, starting with "Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day" at 8 p.m. ET, followed by a special 9 p.m. episode of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls for Red Nose Day" with Julia Roberts venturing to Kenya, leading up to NBC’s third annual "The Red Nose Day Special" at 10 p.m. Throughout the night viewers will be entertained, learn about the programs supported by Red Nose Day that are helping to change the lives of children and have the opportunity to support the charity through calls to donate, making a real difference and keeping kids safe, healthy and educated.
Red Nose Day launched in America in 2015 and, with generous support from millions of Americans, hundreds of celebrities and many outstanding partners, has raised more than $60 million in its first two years in the U.S. People across the country are encouraged to support the cause by coming together and wearing their Red Noses, organizing fundraising events, and watching and donating during the night of Red Nose Day programming on NBC. The campaign’s iconic Red Noses are on sale now exclusively at Walgreens and Duane Reade locations nationwide.
In 2016, Comcast Cares Day, the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer effort and a culmination of Comcast NBCUniversal’s year-round commitment to community service, incorporated the support and amplification of Red Nose Day and Global Citizen. By amplifying Comcast NBCUniversal’s support of these initiatives on Comcast Cares Day, Comcast NBCUniversal, including NBC and MSNBC, is provided additional ways to help drive positive change in the community.
For more information, visit the Red Nose Day website at rednoseday.org.