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Today is Red Nose Day in the US. Here are the best celebrity videos.


May 25 marks NBC's third annual celebration of Red Nose Day. The network is running a special night of programming supporting the campaign. Red Nose Day, started by the organization Comic Relief, aims to raise awareness and funds for children in need worldwide.

Since the first Red Nose Day in the U.K. in 1988, the biggest names in entertainment, from Jack Black to Ed Sheeran to Julia Roberts, have created short films to help spread the word. So, before you tune in to NBC's special at 8 p.m. EST, check out these incredible videos. 

Red Nose Day Actually - Trailer

Want to catch up with the characters of "Love Actually" after all these years? Good news! This year's special will include a sequel to the holiday film called, appropriately, "Red Nose Day Actually." 

Ed Sheeran Discovers a Red Nose Day Success Story

Earlier this year, Ed Sheeran visited Liberia to connect with children whose lives were impacted by the country's Ebola outbreak. While there he met Bill, "a perfect example of someone that has been helped by Red Nose Day." This video makes clear what viewer donations can actually do.

Jack Black and Felix Episode Highlight

Sheeran isn't the only celebrity who traveled to Africa for Red Nose Day. In 2015, Jack Black headed to Uganda where he met a boy named Felix. Felix's story illustrates a heartbreaking scenario many children around the world face.

Last year, Ludacris visited a school in Atlanta to take a look at hunger in the U.S.

When Ali G met the Beckhams | Comic Relief

Many videos focus on serious subjects but Red Nose Day is famous for getting funny, too. In 2001, David and Victoria Beckham dared to be interviewed by Ali G, who grilled the couple about pretty much everything. Check out that interview for a total throwback.

BBC One - Comic Relief - Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais faked an African appeal in this Red Nose Day sketch from 2007. In this video, and true to form, Gervais surprised the audience with his audacity!

Coldplay's Game of Thrones: The Musical (Full 12-minute version)

Coldplay created "Game of Thrones: The Musical" for NBC's first Red Nose Day special in 2015. The first NBC Red Nose Day special aired on May 21, 2015, and raised $23 million for the charity.

Uptown Downstairs Abbey Part One - Red Nose Day 2011 - BBC Comic Relief Night

Comic Relief and the BBC famously created a spoof of "Downton Abbey" enlisting an incredible amount of stars. It ran as part of the BBC's Red Nose Day coverage in 2011. (Love this video? There's also a part two!)

Smithy to the Rescue - Red Nose Day 2011 - BBC Comic Relief Night

In this 2011 sketch, Smithy, played by James Corden, is called upon to save Comic Relief. The sketch is famous for inspiring Corden's super popular Carpool Karaoke and features appearances by some of the biggest names in music, including Justin Bieber.

Here's another throwback from 1995 where Dawn French and Hugh Grant raised money with a kiss.

The Vicar of Dibley with Johnny Depp | Comic Relief

In 2009, a special Red Nose Day edition of "The Vicar of Dibley" featured an appearance by Johnny Depp. The 14 minute clip revolves around Johnny Depp's attendance at a party and the celebrity friends he has in tow.

Ben Stiller anchored "The Red Nose News National News Network" promoting this years show.

Want to get involved?

Be sure to watch NBC's Red Nose Day programming at 8 p.m. EST to learn more about Comic Relief's mission and what you can do to help children around the world. In addition to "Red Nose Day Actually," get ready for "Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day" and "Running Wild with Bear Grylls for Red Nose Day," the latter of which features Julia Roberts making a trip to Kenya.

If you'd like to make a donation, visit this page to learn exactly what your contribution can do.

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