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Comic Relief

Comic Relief

  • TV variety
  • BBC One
  • 1988 - 2024
  • 21 episodes

Every two years the biggest British comedy stars and shows come together to raise money for charity. Stars Lenny Henry, Jonathan Ross, Griff Rhys Jones, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and more.

  • Returns on Friday 15th March on BBC1 at 7pm with Episode 22

Press clippings

Outnumbered siblings reunite for Comic Relief

Tyger Drew-Honey, Daniel Roche and Ramona Marquez - who played Jake, Ben and Karen in Outnumbered - have reunited to show their support for Red Nose Day.

British Comedy Guide, 17th February 2024

Lenny Henry to host Red Nose Day for final time on Friday 15th March

Rosie Jones, Dame Joan Collins and Simon Cowell are amongst the celebrities who appear in a video sketch to announce Red Nose Day 2024 will take place on Friday 15th March. Sir Lenny Henry has announced that this will be his final time hosting the fundraising show.

British Comedy Guide, 31st January 2024

Can Comic Relief survive without Lenny Henry?

Comedy's most famous red nose is about to fade to grey.

Ed Power, i Newspaper, 31st January 2024

Ghosts was the most-watched TV comedy of 2023

Ghosts, Michael McIntyre's Big Show, Have I Got News For You, Blankety Blank and Mrs Brown's Boys were the most-watched British comedies on TV in 2023.

British Comedy Guide, 10th January 2024

Comic Relief in crisis as chairman quits over Gaza ceasefire call

Eric Salama says he thought charity's approach was 'profoundly wrong' after it signed petition that criticised Israeli bombing.

Patrick Sawer and Robert Mendick, The Telegraph, 24th November 2023

Comic Relief raises over £34m with The Traitors and Eurovision sketches

The annual Comic Relief fundraiser, which featured sketches based on the show The Traitors and Eurovision, has raised over £34m.

Annabel Rackham, BBC, 18th March 2023

Tony Robinson on reviving Blackadder's Baldrick for Comic Relief

Tony Robinson tells Radio Times magazine about his delight when Richard Curtis asked him to grab his turnip to become Blackadder's Baldrick one more time.

Toby Earle, Radio Times, 17th March 2023

Comic Relief's outlandish origin story - inside Nether Wallop festival

Was this impromptu event - a farmer's field in Hampshire that hosted comedy talents including Rowan Atkinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Billy Connolly and Rik Mayall - where the first seed of Comic Relief was planted?

Alan Burles, The Guardian, 17th March 2023

Comic Relief 2023: David Tennant leads reassuringly traditional show that tugs at the heartstrings

This year's BBC charity broadcast for Red Nose Day was a chortlefest low on stress and high on laid-back laughs.

Ed Power, The Telegraph, 17th March 2023

Baldrick to read Blackadder Bedtime Story for Comic Relief

The BBC has revealed its plans for Red Nose Day, with Tony Robinson reprising his Blackadder character Baldrick for a Bedtime Story. Other Comic Relief sketches include one themed around Love Island and another around Eurovision.

British Comedy Guide, 9th March 2023

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