Red Nose Day returns Thursday, May 23, 2019!

And we’re not the only ones. Our amazing partners NBCUniversal, Walgreens, Mars Wrigley Confectionery, and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have all returned for another year to help end child poverty – both here in the U.S. and around the world.

Ed Sheeran supports Red Nose Day

What’s with the Nose?

Simple yet powerful, visible and playful, the Red Nose has always been our symbol. It brings us together, breaks down barriers, and reminds us of the power of laughter. 

What happens on Red Nose Day?

Every year, thousands across America buy Red Noses at Walgreens and go Nose to Nose to raise awareness and funds to help children in need. Then, in late May, the nation comes together to wear our Red Noses and tune into NBC for a special night of prime-time programming celebrating Red Nose Day.

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Who’s wearing the Red Nose?



Our History

Comic Relief launched in the United Kingdom with the goal of using comedy to raise money and help those leading tough lives. The vision? Creating a just world free from poverty. 

The movement continues to grow with every fundraiser held, TV special aired, partner enlisted, and Red Nose sold. Globally, Red Nose Day has raised over $1 billion since its launch in the U.K. in 1988. 

1985       1988      2015      2018


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