Comic Relief

News: Comic Relief Reveals Big Night In Total

Comic Relief has announced how much money was raised by their The Big Night In Appeal in April.

The night, which was broadcast on the BBC, included special performances from Little Britain, Miranda Hart, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, Jason Manford, Nish Kumar, Jack Whitehall, Joe Wickes, Romesh Ranganathan, Catherine Tate and David Tennant and Peter Kay.

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News: Comic Relief Launches Comedy Club

Comic Relief is to the launch of the Comic Relief Comedy Club, a monthly mixed-bill comedy night to be held on the third Tuesday of every month (except December) at The Albany in Fitzrovia (240 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5QU). 

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News: Four Weddings Comic Relief Trailer Released

Comic Relief has confirmed that  ONE RED NOSE DAY AND A WEDDING will premiere exclusively during Red Nose Day 2019 on BBC One on Friday, 15th March. Watch a teaser trailer below.

The short film was made with the full support from Four Weddings and a Funeral rights holder Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios Inc (MGM).

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News: Comic Relief Teams Up With Comedy Central UK For New Sketches

Four sketches will take a knowing sideswipe at modern charity fundraising using Comedy Central UK’s ‘Modern Horror Stories’ format, in an effort to encourage a new generation of fundraisers to get involved. 

The mini-series will see a weekly video released covering topics such as office ‘fashion week’ fancy dress, leg waxing, moustache growing and the horror of being asked to sponsor someone, all with a ‘Modern Horror Stories’ twist.

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Video: Please Help Struggling Edinburgh Performers

Comedian Garrett Millerick makes an appeal in conjunction with Comic Relief on behalf of those having a hard time on the Fringe.

I can relate to this only too well.

Garrett Millerick: The Devil’s Advocate is at the Pleasance Courtyard until August 27. Tickets here.

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News: No Action To Be Taken Over Vic Reeves' Revealing Comic Relief Performance

Ofcom has confirmed that it will not be investigating complaints from viewers about this year's Comic Relief.

News: Peter Kay's Car Share Series 2 To Get Cinematic Comic Relief Premiere

Update: due to overwhelming demand further screenings have been arranged. Click on ticket link below to see availability.

Vue cinemas is to screen two new episodes from the second series of Peter Kay's Car Share on over 250 cinema screens in aid of Comic Relief, alongside an exclusive Q&A with Peter Kay and Sian Gibson answering questions put to them by the public.

The screenings will take place on March 31 at 7.45pm. 

Opinion: Comic Disbelief – Was This Year's Red Nose Day Show A Disaster?

I was unable to watch most of Comic Relief last night due to a family bereavement. What I did see though only added to my grief. I don’t know if this was officially the worst Comic Relief night in recent memory but according to this article here which has some similar criticisms, the £71 million raised is the lowest total on the night in a decade.

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Video: Comic Relief - The Haunted Gun, Starring Beasts

Comic Relief has released the second in its series of original online sketches in the run-up to Red Nose Day. 

TV Review: Comic Relief 2015

Dancing for 24 hours? What a twat. It’s easy to be cynical about Comic Relief. From the bathfuls of baked beans to celebrities raising their profiles for charity there is much to knock about it. But I don’t know why, maybe I am getting softer and soppier, last night’s Comic Relief seemed pretty decent to me. I started off thinking Dermot O’Leary was a bit of a dick, but ended up thinking he was a bit of a hero. If you want a hatchet job stop reading now. 

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