History UsefulNotes / ComicRelief

24th Mar '16 6:33:48 PM nombretomado
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The skits in the Comic Relief telethons often either special versions of BBC comedy shows, or specially made for the telethon. These usually include spoofs, pieces involving a comedian with a celebrity, or a CrossOver between two different programmes (which have a good chance of being [[IntercontinuityCrossOver from two completely different shows]]). The most notable of these is the ''Series/DoctorWho'' spoof ''The Curse of Fatal Death'', the centrepiece of Red Nose Day '99, which was written by Creator/StevenMoffat, the writer of {{Coupling}}, some of the most critical and fan acclaimed episodes of the new Who, and current showrunner.

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The skits in the Comic Relief telethons often either special versions of BBC comedy shows, or specially made for the telethon. These usually include spoofs, pieces involving a comedian with a celebrity, or a CrossOver between two different programmes (which have a good chance of being [[IntercontinuityCrossOver from two completely different shows]]). The most notable of these is the ''Series/DoctorWho'' spoof ''The Curse of Fatal Death'', the centrepiece of Red Nose Day '99, which was written by Creator/StevenMoffat, the writer of {{Coupling}}, ''Series/{{Coupling}}'', some of the most critical and fan acclaimed episodes of the new Who, and current showrunner.
18th Mar '16 11:35:39 PM Hossmeister
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* All profits from the sale of ''Literature/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' and ''Literature/QuidditchThroughTheAges'' were donated to Comic Relief.

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* All profits from the sale of ''Literature/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' and ''Literature/QuidditchThroughTheAges'' were donated to Comic Relief.
9th Dec '15 8:52:04 AM HeraldAlberich
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* All profits from the sale of ''Literature/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' and ''Literature/QuidditchThroughTheAges'' were donated to Comic Relief.
22nd May '15 6:19:51 AM twilicorn
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There's an American version of Comic Relief, which is [[{{Dissimile}} like the British version]], except on Creator/{{HBO}} instead of free TV, focused on stand-up comedy rather than sketches, running irregularly instead of every two years (the last HBO Comic Relief special was for a Hurricane Katrina benefit in 2006), and not involving any red clown noses. It was hosted by Creator/BillyCrystal, Creator/WhoopiGoldberg, and Creator/RobinWilliams. On May 21, 2015, Creator/{{NBC}} and Comic Relief USA teamed up to produce a Red Nose Day telethon. The first of its kind in America, and the first Comic Relief-related special across the pond since the aforementioned Hurricane Katrina benefit almost 9 years previously, this telethon is significantly closer to the British version except its focus is mainly on helping children and families who are living in poverty.

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There's For several years there was an American version of Comic Relief, which is was [[{{Dissimile}} like the British version]], except that it aired on Creator/{{HBO}} instead of free TV, focused on stand-up comedy rather than sketches, running ran irregularly instead of every two years (the last HBO Comic Relief special was for a Hurricane Katrina benefit in 2006), and not involving didn't involve any red clown noses. It was hosted by Creator/BillyCrystal, Creator/WhoopiGoldberg, and Creator/RobinWilliams. On May 21, 2015, Creator/{{NBC}} and the charity America Gives Back revived Comic Relief USA teamed up to produce in America in the form of a Red Nose Day telethon. The first of its kind in America, and the first Comic Relief-related special across the pond since the aforementioned Hurricane Katrina benefit almost 9 years previously, this telethon is significantly closer to the British version except its focus is mainly on helping children and families who are living in poverty.
22nd May '15 6:14:33 AM twilicorn
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There's an American version of Comic Relief, which is [[{{Dissimile}} like the British version]], except on Creator/{{HBO}} instead of free TV, focused on stand-up comedy rather than sketches, running irregularly instead of every two years (the last HBO Comic Relief special was for a Hurricane Katrina benefit in 2006), and not involving any red clown noses. It was hosted by Creator/BillyCrystal, Creator/WhoopiGoldberg, and Creator/RobinWilliams. On May 20, 2015, Creator/{{NBC}} and Comic Relief USA teamed up to produce a Red Nose Day telethon. The first of its kind in America, and the first Comic Relief-related special across the pond since the aforementioned Hurricane Katrina benefit almost 9 years previously, this telethon is significantly closer to the British version except its focus is mainly on helping children and families who are living in poverty.

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There's an American version of Comic Relief, which is [[{{Dissimile}} like the British version]], except on Creator/{{HBO}} instead of free TV, focused on stand-up comedy rather than sketches, running irregularly instead of every two years (the last HBO Comic Relief special was for a Hurricane Katrina benefit in 2006), and not involving any red clown noses. It was hosted by Creator/BillyCrystal, Creator/WhoopiGoldberg, and Creator/RobinWilliams. On May 20, 21, 2015, Creator/{{NBC}} and Comic Relief USA teamed up to produce a Red Nose Day telethon. The first of its kind in America, and the first Comic Relief-related special across the pond since the aforementioned Hurricane Katrina benefit almost 9 years previously, this telethon is significantly closer to the British version except its focus is mainly on helping children and families who are living in poverty.



** In the weeks leading up to the 2015 NBC version, ''Series/{{Today}}'''s Matt Lauer engaged in a cross-country bike ride to raise funds. This led to a [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Crowning Moment of Heartwarming]] when his former co-anchor Katie Couric [[http://www.today.com/video/katie-couric-in-nurses-outfit-brings-matt-first-aid-448701507538 showed up in nurse garb to assist him on his quest.]]
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** In the weeks days leading up to the 2015 NBC version, ''Series/{{Today}}'''s Matt Lauer engaged in a cross-country bike ride to raise funds. This led to a [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Crowning Moment of Heartwarming]] when his former co-anchor Katie Couric [[http://www.today.com/video/katie-couric-in-nurses-outfit-brings-matt-first-aid-448701507538 showed up in nurse garb to assist him on his quest.]]
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]] In the telethon itself, [[Franchise/TheMuppets Kermit the Frog]] and Music/EdSheeran [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwVIMN7m-lw duetted]] [[Film/TheMuppetMovie "The Rainbow Connection"]] and Music/{{Coldplay}} attempted to [[AllMusicalsAreAdaptations adapt]] ''Series/GameOfThrones'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAiRvXnL6jE into a musical]].
21st May '15 2:38:14 PM twilicorn
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There's an American version of Comic Relief, which is [[{{Dissimile}} like the British version]], except on Creator/{{HBO}} instead of free TV, focused on stand-up comedy rather than sketches, running irregularly instead of every two years (most recently for a Hurricane Katrina benefit in 2006), and not involving any red clown noses. It was hosted by Creator/BillyCrystal, Creator/WhoopiGoldberg, and Creator/RobinWilliams. In May 2015, Creator/{{NBC}} and the production company behind the HBO telethons revived Comic Relief in America with a Red Nose Day telethon, the first to be held in the country.

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There's an American version of Comic Relief, which is [[{{Dissimile}} like the British version]], except on Creator/{{HBO}} instead of free TV, focused on stand-up comedy rather than sketches, running irregularly instead of every two years (most recently (the last HBO Comic Relief special was for a Hurricane Katrina benefit in 2006), and not involving any red clown noses. It was hosted by Creator/BillyCrystal, Creator/WhoopiGoldberg, and Creator/RobinWilliams. In On May 20, 2015, Creator/{{NBC}} and the production company behind the HBO telethons revived Comic Relief in America with USA teamed up to produce a Red Nose Day telethon, telethon. The first of its kind in America, and the first to be held in Comic Relief-related special across the country.
pond since the aforementioned Hurricane Katrina benefit almost 9 years previously, this telethon is significantly closer to the British version except its focus is mainly on helping children and families who are living in poverty.
21st May '15 1:03:39 PM twilicorn
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There's an American version of Comic Relief, which is [[{{Dissimile}} like the British version]], except on HBO instead of free TV, focused on stand-up comedy rather than sketches, running irregularly instead of every two years (most recently for a Hurricane Katrina benefit in 2006), and not involving any red clown noses. It was hosted by Creator/BillyCrystal, Creator/WhoopiGoldberg, and Creator/RobinWilliams. In May 2015, Creator/{{NBC}} revived Comic Relief in America with a Red Nose Day telethon.

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There's an American version of Comic Relief, which is [[{{Dissimile}} like the British version]], except on HBO Creator/{{HBO}} instead of free TV, focused on stand-up comedy rather than sketches, running irregularly instead of every two years (most recently for a Hurricane Katrina benefit in 2006), and not involving any red clown noses. It was hosted by Creator/BillyCrystal, Creator/WhoopiGoldberg, and Creator/RobinWilliams. In May 2015, Creator/{{NBC}} and the production company behind the HBO telethons revived Comic Relief in America with a Red Nose Day telethon.
telethon, the first to be held in the country.


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** In the weeks leading up to the 2015 NBC version, ''Series/{{Today}}'''s Matt Lauer engaged in a cross-country bike ride to raise funds. This led to a [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Crowning Moment of Heartwarming]] when his former co-anchor Katie Couric [[http://www.today.com/video/katie-couric-in-nurses-outfit-brings-matt-first-aid-448701507538 showed up in nurse garb to assist him on his quest.]]
21st May '15 5:52:19 AM twilicorn
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* The 2015 campaign added a twist to the red noses -- there were ''nine'' designs packaged in blind bags/boxes, so a buyer didn't know which one they received until they opened it. On top of that, 12 noses were ''golden'' instead of red. [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory If that sounds familiar]], it should -- anyone who found a golden nose received a VIP package to the West End musical ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''.

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* The 2015 campaign added a twist to the red noses -- there were ''nine'' designs packaged in blind bags/boxes, so a buyer didn't know which one they received until they opened it. On top of that, 12 noses were ''golden'' instead of red. [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory If that that]] [[CharlieAndTheChocolateParody sounds familiar]], it should -- anyone who found a golden nose received a VIP package to the West End musical ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''.
21st May '15 5:47:31 AM twilicorn
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There's an American version of Comic Relief, which is [[{{Dissimile}} like the British version]], except on HBO instead of free TV, focused on stand-up comedy rather than sketches, running irregularly instead of every two years (most recently for a Hurricane Katrina benefit in 2006), and not involving any red clown noses. It's hosted by Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, and (until his death) Creator/RobinWilliams.

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There's an American version of Comic Relief, which is [[{{Dissimile}} like the British version]], except on HBO instead of free TV, focused on stand-up comedy rather than sketches, running irregularly instead of every two years (most recently for a Hurricane Katrina benefit in 2006), and not involving any red clown noses. It's It was hosted by Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Creator/BillyCrystal, Creator/WhoopiGoldberg, and (until his death) Creator/RobinWilliams.
Creator/RobinWilliams. In May 2015, Creator/{{NBC}} revived Comic Relief in America with a Red Nose Day telethon.
25th Apr '15 2:32:29 AM Patachou
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Creator/TheBBC's other charity telethon. As the name implies, its main focus is on comedy, with many major British comedians often taking part (and some, such as LennyHenry, are almost expected to appear every year), down to the main motif, a red clown nose that takes a different form with every event.

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Creator/TheBBC's other charity telethon. As the name implies, its main focus is on comedy, with many major British comedians often taking part (and some, such as LennyHenry, Creator/LennyHenry, are almost expected to appear every year), down to the main motif, a red clown nose that takes a different form with every event.
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