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Red Nose Day to Return to NBC in 2016

Charity event benefits children in poverty in the U.S. and around the world

The second annual Red Nose Day two-hour television event will return to NBC on Thursday, May 26, 206, the network announced Tuesday.

Stand-up performances, sketch comedy, parodies and music performances from A-list artists will all be part of the telecast.

“The opportunity to raise money for the most immediate needs of those in poverty through a show that entertains, inspires and educates is truly a privilege. We were thrilled with the way Walgreens, Mars, the entertainment industry, media and America at large embraced Red Nose Day and we could not be more excited to bring it back,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programing, NBC Entertainment.

Money raised during Red Nose Day will be used to fund programs that address the immediate needs of children and young people living in poverty in the U.S. and throughout the world. Money will be split between domestic and international poverty issues.

Last year’s inaugural Red Nose Day special on NBC raised over $23 million and was split among 12 domestic and international charities. The charities for the 2016 Red Nose Day special will be announced at a later date.

The format is based on the UK event of the same name created by director Richard Curtis.

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