When it comes to competitive celebrities music superstar Kelly Clarkson is all in. As a coach on this season of The Voice she’s proven she’s in it to win it. The energetic Clarkson is joining a slew of other celebs in a special Red Nose Day edition of Hollywood Game Night on Thursday, May 24 at 9/8c. Clarkson, along with Sean Hayes (Will & Grace), Jack Black (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Chelsea Handler (Chelsea), Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers), Sarah Silverman (I Love You, America), Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live) and Cedric the Entertainer (Why Him) will compete in the Jane Lynch-hosted special in support of ending child poverty.
In this special edition of Hollywood Game Night, the gameplay is going to work slightly different — the team that gets the most points in each game earns money to be donated to Red Nose Day. Games will be themed around Red Nose Day and include fan favorites like Super Smash the Buzzer, Clue-Boom!,Lil Picassos and more. At the end of five rounds, the team that’s earned the most money will go on to play a special Celebrity Name Game for the chance to raise even more funds. As a national partner of Red Nose Day for the past four years, M&M’S will be donating $1 million to the fund and contributing all money raised over the course of Hollywood Game Night that evening. Helping keep score will be blink-182’s Travis Barker who will join the “HGN” house band, The Scorekeepers, as a guest drummer for the evening.
Kicking off the Red Nose Day events on NBC is Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day, which will air at 8/7c on May 24. The live Red Nose Day Special, hosted by Chris Hardwick, will close the night at 10/9c. All three hours of programming will work collaboratively to celebrate Red Nose Day and encourage donations.
The Red Nose Day campaign has raised more than $100 million since 2015 to help end child poverty. Red Nose Day was created by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning writer-director Richard Curtis, (“Love Actually,” “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Notting Hill”). It has raised more than $1 billion globally since its launch 30 years ago in the U.K. in 1988.