'The Red Nose Day Special' donations are 'important this year than ever' due to pandemic, say viewers
While fans were there for all the big names, some celebrities spoke of the importance of the day and their voices didn't go unheard
NBC's sixth annual 'Red Nose Day Special', hosted by Mandy Moore and Justin Hartley, has been a big hit so far having started at 9 pm ET, many performances have had fans excited. The 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.
"I am absolutely loving this #RedNoseDay special! These children are amazing and need our love and support, and the celebrities are bringing the entertainment! If you aren't watching on @nbc or donating, what are you doing?!," tweeted a viewer. "There have been more than a few performances so far, and fans were loving the lineup. One of which included Steve Martin playing the banjo. "I oddly don't mind Steve Martin playing the banjo. #RedNoseDay" tweeted one fan. Some others enjoyed Heisenberg's performance. "Haha, that sketch by Bryan Cranston was funny! #RedNoseDay," tweeted another fan.
While fans were there for all the big names, some celebrities spoke of the importance of the day and their voices didn't go unheard. "Also Paul Rudd highlighted a lot of great organizations doing amazing work. But please also remember the smaller nonprofits with smaller donor bases, who are being hit the hardest and serve local populations with food, rent & health care. @RedNoseDayUSA #RedNoseDay," tweeted another supportive viewer.
This year, 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. Fans continued to encourage people to donate as they enjoyed their favorite singers and actors perform, "Cute AND will change the world. That's what I call a Win-Win #RedNoseDay," tweeted a fan.
"If you’re worried about deductions you can write off money you donate to charities, including this one. Stop judging celebrities that are participating, you have no idea what anyone has or hasn’t given. @Walgreens foots the bill to bring awareness to raise funds. #RedNoseDay," tweeted another viewer.
"#RedNoseDay is more important than ever this year, thanks to some ludicrous laws put in to cave a disease that (forgive me for saying this) is WAY overblown," tweeted another viewer
"Even though we're not together, this initiative is more important than ever to support as the ripple effects of this pandemic are devastating to children in need," posted another viewer.
"I donated three times today, y'all have Paul Rudd and @MiloVentimiglia to thank for the two extra times #RedNoseDay," said a viewer while another tweeted, "Proud doesn’t begin to describe. Plus - what a great cause #RedNoseDay is and also an important acknowledgment of #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth"