Biennial charity fandango returns with glittering evenings of sketching, stand-up, and fundraising but when can we see it?
Not even a global pandemic can stop the powerful (biannual) power of Comic Aid – the Red Nose Day charity telethon returns on Friday the 19th March, back
Covid-19 regulations have made big celebrations and stunts more difficult this year, but the venerable charity fundraiser has adjusted to bring us a night of thrills and thrills.As always, Red Nose Day – now in his 36th Year – an enviable ability to attract comic book talent
And this year is no different, from old confidants like Lenny Henry and Jack Whitehall to David Tennant and Phoebe Waller-Bridge on board for a great night
Comic Relief 2021 will culminate on 19 March on a special television night that will air on BBC One from 7 p.m.
But there will be other one-off shows like a celebrity edition of Gordon Ramsay’s Bank Balance starring Gino D’Acompo (Jan. March, 6pm, BBC One), followed by Latermit Jools Holland (19 March, 10pm, BBC One), where other guests from the night will appear
As usual, the evening will be a mix of comedy, music, live performances, sketches and updates from Comic Relief’s fundraiser from around the world, for example, last year, the other annual fundraiser Sports Relief 2020 had 40540£ 355 raised for charity projects in the UK and beyond
Comic Relief supports a number of initiatives including the National Helpline on Domestic Abuse, Make Poverty History, and Covid-19 Emergency Response, so expect updates on this work in Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, and India
Hosts Alesha Dixon, David Tennant, Davina McCall and Paddy McGuiness will oversee this night of giggles and sobering observations, and of course, the master of the celebrations, Lenny Henry, will be on hand to safely steer the evening
It wouldn’t be comic book relief without a French twist from Dawn as the unfortunate maker Geraldine Granger Don’t expect so much Mid-England bait this time around after taking the knee in support of Black Lives Matter instead, the pastor is accompanied by Lizzo a real priest, Reverend Kate Bottley, dubbed Juice
Death to 2020, Netflix and Charlie Brooker’s satirical blow in the year most people would forget was – appropriately – a dumpster fire, fingers crossed for this less arduous attempt, starring Keira Knightley, Michael Sheen, among others and Youtuber KSI, Will Not Send the Cringe-O-Meter to Heaven. Billed as “part biography, part disaster film”, time, as they say, will show or at least heal
Do we need to remember the inhuman, soul-damaging realities of virtual meetings? Yes, the BBC controllers, in their abundant wisdom, think we do. Even so, with A-listers like Olivia Colman, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Guz Khan, we can at least take comfort by looking at their decor
Michael Sheen and David Tennant’s lockdown comedy, fresh out of season two, was one of Covid-19 programming’s few original hits, maybe because we realized something of our own plight in their happy little argument, or maybe it was the pleasure of seeing Sheen’s beard transform from a scruffy Hemingway to a full blown messiah, in any case, this special with Lenny Henry seems to be as tightly written and squirming as we expected
“If you can’t leave the house, who needs roads?” As Doc Marty almost said in the 1985 original by Robert Zemeckis and the following two sequels are fireworks of wish fulfillment, nostalgia, and anarchic energy if this sketch, penned by one of the trilogy’s creators, Bob Gale, is half the fun at it Has to film then it’s one of the best things of the night
Do we need to say more? In this particular sketch, the UK’s most popular OAP with the smallest mouth is cleaning the offices of ‘M’ when she hits the spy and presumably twists her thumbs to wait for No Time to Die to come out like the rest of us are we disturbed? Well, if it can capture the magic of Tate’s original sketch show
Originally seen on RTE Does Comic Relief, this meeting of BBC Three’s two biggest shows is a huge treat for fans.We won’t say too much about it in case you haven’t seen it already, but suffice it to say it are shocking confessions and a particular priest
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