Why do we celebrate the Comic Relief event? - News Tech Review

Why do we celebrate the Comic Relief event?

The first Red Nose Day broadcast dates back to April 1986, but why do we celebrate the Comic Relief charity event all these years and who does it benefit?

Red Nose Day was first introduced to the British public on April 4, 1986 via BBC, and 37 later, the annual telethon is still going strong.

Many celebrities have taken part in the live broadcast and pre-recorded challenges over the years, including comic greats such as Dawn French and Catherine Tate, and even Johnny Depp.

This year, David Tennant returns as host, alongside Paddy McGuinness, AJ Odudu, Zoe Ball, and Joel Dommett. Kylie Minogue will alsp appear for a special episode of BBC sitcom Ghosts.

While the event is hours of entertainment on a Friday night, have you ever wondered the true mission of Comic Relief and how it has benefitted the UK? Here’s all you need to know about the annual broadcast.

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Why do we celebrate Red Nose Day 2023?

Comic Relief, a charity launched by comedian Lenny Henry and screenwriter Richard Curtis, was initially founded in reponse to the famine of Ethiopia in 1983 to 1985.

The humanitarian crisis affected 7.75 million of Ethiopia’s 38 million population; it eventually killed up to one million people, making it the worst famine in the country’s history.

The name Comic Relief originates from the concept of using comedy to earn donations. Since then, Comic Relief has expanded to aid disadvantaged and vulnerable communities in the UK, and Africa.

Red Nose Day is celebrated in 2023 as part of efforts to provide aid to those…

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