On the Red Nose Day special show on NBC this Thursday, May 21, hosted by Seth Meyers, Jane Krakowski and David Duchovny, over 100 stars will be “Funny for Money” and will help raise money to change the lives of kids living in poverty in the U.S. and globally for the better. The Red Nose Day special show will last three hours, from 8-11 p.m. ET, and it will include guest stars like the cast of Orange Is the New Black, Chris Pratt, Kermit the Frog, Ed Sheeran, and many others. Nick Cannon will be on hand, holding a Dance-a-thon.
The Red Nose Day special is meant to be a fund-raiser, but it is also intended to be a fun-filled show for viewers to watch, filled with a lot of laughs and entertainment. The three hosts of the show, Seth Meyers, Jane Krakowski, and David Duchovny, will take turns hosting it for an hour each, and it will air live from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
The Red Nose Day special benefit show will feature some great comedy, humorous videos produced by Funny Or Die, and fantastic musical performances. It will also show a few short films about children in need of the help that the funds raised by the benefit desperately need.
Besides the celebrities already mentioned, other ones who will appear on the Red Nose Day show on Thursday night include Jimmy Fallon, Pharrell, Reese Witherspoon, Keith Urban, John Krasinski, Zac Efron, One Direction, Blake Shelton, Jack Black, and Christina Aguilera. They have all donned red noses and are participating in the Red Nose Day show to help raise awareness of the problems that many children living in poverty here in the U.S. and in the rest of the world face, and to raise the funds necessary to make their lives better.
Seth Meyers, the host of Late Night with Seth Meyers, was also recently named one of the 2014 TIME magazine’s most influential people. He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live for 13 seasons, beginning in 2001, was the head writer for the show for nine seasons, and he was also the host of the the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. In addition, Meyers is an executive producer and provides the voice of one of the characters of the animated T.V. series, The Awesomes, on Hulu.
Jane Krakowski was hilarious on 30 Rock, playing Jenna Maroney, and earned four Emmy nominations for her role in the hit series. She also played Elaine Vassal on Ally McBeal. Krakowski is currently in the Netflix comedy series, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, one of T.V.’s funniest shows around. Krakowski has been a guest star on many other T.V. series, like Modern Family, and she has provided voices for animated shows like American Dad and The Simpsons. In 2003, opposite Antonio Banderas, she won a Tony award for playing Carla in the Broadway musical “Nine.” One of Krakowski’s earliest movie roles was in National Lampoon’s Vacation, where she played Cousin Vicki, the pole-dancing daughter of Cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid).
David Duchovny, the third co-host of the Red Nose Day show, stars as a detective in the upcoming NBC series, Aquarius. As he attempts to locate a missing teen daughter of a family, he discovers that she has joined a cult ran by the notorious Charles Manson. Duchovny also starred in the huge hit series, The X-Files, as Fox Mulder, and he played Hank Moody on the showtime series, Californication. Beginning in June, Duchovny will reunite with Gillian Anderson and Chris Carter and begin shooting The X-Files once again, according to a press release from NBC.
The Red Nose Day special this Thursday night on NBC, co-hosted by Seth Meyers, Jane Krakowski and David Duchovny, will feature some of today’s hottest musical artists, comedians and actors, all joining together to help raise funds to benefit children living in poverty in America and around the world. Richard Curtis, Ian Stewart and Hamish Hamilton will be the executive producers. In the U.K., where the concept of Red Nose Day began, over $1 billion has been raised in the past 30 years to help children living in poverty. This Thursday marks the debut of Red Nose Day in the United States.
Written By Douglas Cobb
NBC Universal Media Village