Craig Ferguson and a star-studded cast of Hollywood stars will team up for the second annual “Red Nose Day Special” charity event on NBC, the network announced Wednesday.
Here’s the lineup: Ellen DeGeneres, Jack Black, Paul Rudd, Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, Sarah Silverman, Tracy Morgan, Key & Peele, Anna Kendrick, Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Ellie Kemper, along with Kristen Bell, Emma Watson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Rose Byrne, Blake Griffin, Emma Thompson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Steve Buscemi, Danny Trejo, Adam Devine and Ron Funches. Additional talent will be announced at a later date.
Ferguson recently debuted his new History Channel show, “Join or Die,” and can currently be seen on the nationally syndicated game show “Celebrity Name Game,” for which he was recently awarded the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host for the second year in a row.
Red Nose Day raises money to help lift kids out of poverty. People from all walks of life are encouraged to get involved, have fun and raise money by buying red noses sold exclusively at Walgreens stores nationwide, organizing fundraising events and watching and donating during the television special.
Following the sell-out success of last year’s inaugural Red Nose Day, Walgreens is making more Red Noses available and expanded to Red Nose Day Flair merchandise. This ranges from red hats and springy novelty headbands to oversized sequin bowties and Red Noses for cars, to name just a few.
The money raised by Red Nose Day in 2016 will help support projects in some of the neediest communities in the U.S. and some of the poorest communities in the world.
Red Nose Day has raised over $1 billion globally in the last 25 years, and in the UK has become a cultural phenomenon where people across the country come together to have fun, raise money and change lives.
Red Nose Day launched in the U.S. in 2015, and raised more than $23 million, with the money now at work in all 50 states and 15 countries internationally.
Created by Oscar nominee and Emmy Award-winning writer-director Richard Curtis, the idea of Red Nose Day was built upon the foundation that mass media and celebrities can help raise money and awareness of poverty to save and change millions of lives.
Curtis is an executive producer for the live NBC telecast, along with John Irwin of Irwin Entertainment and Lily Sobhani.
“The Red Nose Day Special” will broadcast live from Los Angeles on May 26 at 9 p.m./8c.