We're proud to support Red Nose Day USA 2017 with a giant red nose in Astor Place! Red Nose Day is an annual campaign that uses the power of entertainment to raise money and awareness for children living in poverty. Tune into NBC this Thursday for an evening of comedy and goodness!
Celebrating Red Nose Day for the third year in a row, NBC has anchored a special night of programming on Thursday, May 25 with Chris Hardwick hosting the "The Red Nose Day Special" at 10:00 p.m. In addition, Academy Award winner Julia Roberts and other stars partake in Red Nose Day-themed programming throughout the night that both entertains viewers and gives them an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of kids in need.
Red Nose Day is an annual campaign that uses the power of entertainment to raise money and awareness for children living in poverty.
"Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day" at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT is followed by a very special 9:00 p.m. episode of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls for Red Nose Day," with Roberts venturing to Kenya, leading up to NBC's third annual "The Red Nose Day Special," hosted by Hardwick at 10:00 p.m. The three shows are seamlessly tied together in celebration of Red Nose Day, with calls to action to donate throughout each of the three programs.
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 for kids in need here in the U.S. and around the world. This is the first time the night of programming for Red Nose Day has included special editions of existing NBC shows, which is evidence of the network's deep partnership and commitment to this important initiative.
Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign run by the nonprofit organization Comic Relief Inc., a registered U.S. 501(c)(3) public charity.
Money raised supports programs that ensure children in need are safe, healthy and educated, both in the United States and in some of the poorest communities around the world.
Beneficiaries of Red Nose Day grants include charity organizations such as Boys & Girls Clubs of America; Charity: Water; Children's Health Fund; Feeding America; Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; National Council of La Raza; Save the Children; and The Global Fund.
Red Nose Day launched in America in 2015 and, with generous support from millions of Americans 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 sold exclusively at Walgreens and Duane Reade locations nationwide.