Comedian Doug Benson was a guest on SiriusXM’s Bennington last week and showed his support for #RedNoseDay by wearing an official red nose. This year is the first official year that Red Nose Day is being celebrated in the United States.
Red Nose Day started in England as a way for the country to come together to help multiple programs and charities that support impoverished children, and other children in need in the U.K. and around the world.
NBC and Walgreens are bringing that tradition here to the U.S. with a big three hour show on May 21st featuring stand-up, sketch comedy, music performances, and short films. The charities named that will receive aid from the Red Nose Day fundraising include Save the Children, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Charity: Water, Children’s Health Fund, Feeding America, Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, The Global Fund, Lift, National Council of La Raza, National Urban League, Oxfam America, and the United Way.
You can join Doug Benson, the Bennington show and The Interrobang in supporting Red Nose Day by buying your own red nose at any Walgreens store or visit RedNoseDay.org and watching the special event Thursday, May 21st on NBC.