The biggest names in television, film, and music will come together to have fun and raise money for children in need during NBC’s fourth annual The Red Nose Day Special, airing Thursday, May 24 at 10 p.m. ET. Hosted by comedian Chris Hardwick, the telecast will be broadcast live from Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.
NBC’s three-hour star-studded night of Red Nose Day programming will also include the second annual edition of Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day (featuring Zooey Deschanel) at 8 p.m. ET and a special episode of Hollywood Game Night airing at 9 p.m. ET.
The one-hour special will include Kelly Clarkson (here with Blake Shelton) visiting a local elementary school to celebrate students who are raising money for Red Nose Day, while helping them realize their power to make a difference and inspire positive change for children who are in need. Clarkson will visit a third-grade classroom, attend a Red Nose Day Rally, and participate in a student-run fair featuring fun and creative activities to raise funds for Red Nose Day. Clarkson and the kids will team up to shine a light on all of the amazing students who make a difference.
Other stars joining the special in support of the annual Red Nose Day charity campaign include Cedric the Entertainer, Sean Hayes, Jack Black, Jennifer Garner, Kristen Bell, Julia Roberts, Ed Sheeran, Marlon Wayans, Ellie Kemper, Tony Hale, Sasheer Zamata, Jane Lynch, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Matt Iseman, and Jack McBrayer.
Funds raised support programs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and some of the poorest communities internationally to ensure that children who are living in poverty are safe, healthy, and educated.
Supporters have long been able to purchase the campaign’s iconic red noses, but this year there’s also the Sparkle Red Nose, which is new and in recognition of raising over $100 million in just three years and helping over 8 million children in need.
Red Noses are on sale exclusively at Walgreens and Duane Reade locations nationwide. Over 8 million of the Red Noses have already been sold, with all profits from all sales benefitting Red Nose Day.