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Comic Relief

BBC One variety show for Red Nose Day. 17 episodes, 1988 - 2019. Stars Lenny Henry, Jonathan Ross, Griff Rhys Jones, Dawn French and others.

Comic Relief - Face The Funny (2015)

The biennial comedy and fundraising event comes live from the London Palladium.

Further details

Lenny Henry and Davina McCall kick off the evening with a brand new Mr Bean sketch starring Rowan Atkinson alongside guest stars Ben Miller and Rebecca Front.

Plus the culmination of Dermot O'Leary's 24 hours of non-stop dance and the announcement of the winner of The People's Strictly with Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly.

David Walliams then joins Davina to present a special instalment of The Vicar of Dibley, which sees Geraldine finding herself in the frame to be the next female bishop and facing stiff competition from some very famous faces.

10pm - News

The comedy continues on BBC2.


The fundraising spectacular continues from the London Palladium, with stars including Claudia Winkleman and Sarah Millican.

There is also sketch comedy from Stephen Fry, Miranda Hart, Sheridan Smith and a horde of other national treasures.

As Comic Relief heads late into the night the comedy gets edgier, with performances from Russell Brand, Doc Brown and Trevor Noah. And finally, a live sketch from Cardinal Burns takes viewers through to the night's conclusion as the fundraising total is revealed.

1am - Comic Relief - Making it Funny for Money

Radio 1's very own Comic Relief hero Greg James takes viewers later into the night with an hour-long celebrity-packed extravaganza which gives a behind-the-scenes look at how the legendary night of TV comes together, featuring exclusive interviews from the star-studded cast of thousands who've made this year's show such a success.

David Walliams shares his experience of filming with the legendary Professor Stephen Hawking for Little Britain, Stephen Fry gives us the lowdown on being a national treasure, Ben Miller reveals all about the return of Mr Bean, and there's much more Red Nose Day gossip to fuel the fundraising and even more laughter.

Broadcast details

Friday 13th March 2015
480 minutes


David Walliams - Rimmel Red Nose advert

David Walliams portrays Cara Delevingne, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Cindy Crawford in this advert filmed by lipstick company Rimmel London. They're supporting Red Nose Day.

Mark Watson 27 Hour Comedy Marathon Highlights

Highlights from comedian Mark Watson's marathon 27-hour comedy show at London's Pleasance Theatre, all in aid of Comic Relief.

Comic Relief 2015 Trailer

New sketches from Mr Bean, The Vicar Of Dibley and Little Britain are amongst the TV offerings on Red Nose Day 2015.

Doc Brown - Comic Relief rap

Doc Brown has created this comic rap to explain why you should give to Comic Relief.

Featuring: Ben Bailey Smith.

No Direction

Comic relief presents their One Direction 'tribute band', No Direction.

Featuring: Jack Dee, Johnny Vegas, Vic Reeves, Nick Helm, Patrick Kielty.

Toast of London

Matt Berry appears on the Comic Relief stage, in character as Toast Of London.