Red Nose Day is to make its debut on US television later this year. Christina Aguilera is one of the US stars throwing their support behind Red Nose Day.
The three-hour fundraiser on NBC will raise money for charities in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the US.
Comic Relief Co-found and filmmaker Richard Curtis is an executive producer for the NBC special. He said he hoped it would make a “massive difference” to millions of children around the world, according to BBC.com.
Since the first TV fundraiser in 1988, the biennial Red Nose Day in the UK has seen celebrities and normal people do something funny for money on TV, at home, school, and work.
“Red Nose Day is almost like a national holiday in the UK,” said actress Sienna Miller. “I’m thrilled it’s coming to the US.”
The 12 charities that will benefit from donations to the US show include the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Children’s Health Fund and United Way.