Comic Relief is an operating British charity, founded in 1985 by the comedy scriptwriter Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry in response to famine in Ethiopia. The highlight of Comic Relief's appeal is Red Nose Day, a biennial telethon held in March, alternating with sister project Sport Relief.

Comic Relief - Netflix

Type: Variety

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 180 minutes

Premier: 1986-04-25

Comic Relief - Comic Relief - Netflix

Comic Relief is an operating British charity, and an independent sister organization of the United States-based Comic Relief Inc. It was founded in 1985 by the comedy scriptwriter Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry in response to famine in Ethiopia. The highlight of Comic Relief's appeal is Red Nose Day, a biennial telethon held in March, alternating with sister project Sport Relief. A prominent biennial event in British popular culture, Comic Relief is one of the two high-profile telethon events held in the United Kingdom, the other being Children in Need, held annually in November. In the United States, Red Nose Day is an annualized event that has raised more than $95 million since 2015.

Comic Relief - 1991 - Netflix

The Third Red Nose Day was held on Friday 15 March 1991, with the slogan “The Stonker”, and Raised £20 million. The charity song was a double A-sided single featuring “The Stonk” performed by Hale & Pace and “The Smile Song” performed by Victoria Wood.

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