Red Nose Day – the national fundraising campaign to help end child poverty created by Comic Relief USA – will kick off on Thursday, May 23, 2019 on NBC. The three-hour star-studded night of programming will make it a fun experience as people from all over the world come together to aid this much needed cause. “Red Nose Day is all about making it fun to make a difference. The brilliantly simple idea has really taken off. This past year, we raised almost $47 million thanks to the outsized generosity of Americans across the country and our amazing partners – all coming together to help children in the greatest need,” says Janet Scardino, CEO of Comic Relief USA.
“When we brought Red Nose Day to America, my hope was that we could inspire people to realize we can all truly make a difference for kids living really tough lives and have fun doing so,” said Richard Curtis, co-founder of Red Nose Day. “As Red Nose Day USA enters its fifth year, it’s clear that it’s found a special place in millions of Americans’ hearts already and they have really made it their own. I’m thrilled to see what’s yet to come.”
This is the fifth year NBC will serve as the exclusive broadcaster of the event. “One of the most rewarding parts about having a broadcast network is being able to use that vast reach to make a positive impact on the world,” said Paul Telegdy and George Cheeks, Co-Chairmen, NBC Entertainment. “Year after year we’re able leverage our hit shows, top celebrity talent and strong affiliate network to grow the awareness of and connection to Red Nose Day. The show’s ability to inspire millions of viewers to raise money to help eradicate global child poverty make this one of our most important nights of television all year.”