'Red Nose Day Special': Air date, time, hosts, performances and all you need to know about 6th annual NBC charity event

The funds raised during this year's campaign will help in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic


                            'Red Nose Day Special': Air date, time, hosts, performances and all you need to know about 6th annual NBC charity event
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NBC's sixth annual 'Red Nose Day Special', which helps raise funds for the Red Nose Day campaign to help end child poverty, will include music performances and sketches along with short films that showcase how the donations to Red Nose Day help change and save the lives of children living below the poverty line. The funds raised during this year's campaign will help in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.

"Some of the most vulnerable parts of our population are obviously going to be children. The need has never been more critical to make sure that kids have health care and education and housing and food, all of the things that Red Nose Day and the campaign supports,” ABC News quoted Mandy Moore, a co-host of the special, as saying.

This year, in order to ensure safe social distancing, the Red Noses will not be sold in drugstores as they used to in the previous years. People are being urged to visit NosesOn.com to donate and get a 'digital Red Nose' that can be shared on social media, said NBC. This gives a way for the public to still participate in the event even while quarantined. Here is what we know of the upcoming sixth annual 'Red Nose Day Special'

Air date and time

Don't miss the sixth Annual 'Red Nose Day Special' on Thursday, May 21, 2020, on NBC at 9 pm ET/PT

Duration

The event will run for two hours to raise awareness and funds for needy children in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and other communities in the world that are in need.

Hosts

'This Is Us' stars Mandy Moore and Justin Hartley will co-host the NBC’special.

Performances

The special will have a starry cast with big names from Hollywood and the music industry as they come together to help change lives. The line up is below:
Julia Roberts
Kelly Clarkson
John Legend
Paul Rudd
5 Seconds of Summer
Elizabeth Banks
Jennifer Garner
Ricky Gervais
Joel McHale
Stephen Merchant
Sarah Silverman
Susan Kelechi-Watson 
Bryan Cranston
Blake Shelton
Gwen Stefani
OneRepublic
Jim Gaffigan
Ellie Goulding
Tony Hale
Noah Jupe
Mario Lopez
Steve Martin
The Steep Canyon Rangers
Ray Romano
Lilly Singh
Sam Smith
James Taylor
Meghan Trainor
Milo Ventimiglia
Adrienne Warren

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