On Thursday, May 25 at 10 p.m. ET "The Red Nose Day Special" will air live from Rockefeller Center on NBC and you can still get tickets to be in the audience!
Stars joining the special, which will be hosted by Chris Hardwick, include Ben Affleck, Jack Black, Orlando Bloom, Yvette Nicole Brown, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Bear Grylls, Mark Hamill, Matt Iseman, DJ Khaled, Paul Rudd, Dax Shepard, Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Chris Sullivan, Susan Kelechi Watson and Ron Cephas Jones.
NBC’s third annual special will benefit Red Nose Day, which uses the power of entertainment to raise money and awareness for kids most in need in the U.S. and in some of the poorest communities in the world.
Paul Rudd will make an appeals trip to a rural area of Maine that has been hit hard by recession. He’ll show why donations are so urgently needed and spotlight the critical programs relying on Red Nose Day funds to keep children healthy, safe and ensure they don’t go hungry.
Julia Roberts will take part to spotlight the challenges faced by many children internationally as she travels to Nairobi, Kenya to visit an overcrowded hospital full of serious illnesses, most of which are entirely preventable with vaccines that cost as little as $5.
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. Previously announced cast members reprising their roles include Rowan Atkinson, Marcus Brigstocke, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Laura Linney, Martine McCutcheon, Lucia Moniz, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy and Olivia Olson. Patrick Dempsey will play a new character joining the short film from “Love Actually” writer/director and Red Nose Day founder Richard Curtis.
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