Comic Relief is back and in addition to contributing to charity by purchasing Red Nose Day t-shirts and other fundraising items, you’ll be able to see great sketches and specials from your favorite TV shows.
Not only will comedy legends, French and Saunders and Matt Lucas and David Walliams reunite, but Kylie Minogue will appear in the brilliant BBC comedy, Ghosts.
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Red Nose Day 2022 will culminate in a TV evening which will air from 7pm on Friday 18 March live from MediaCityUK in Salford on BBC One.
Red Nose Day 2022 will be hosted by Alesha Dixon, David Tennant, Zoe Ball, Paddy McGuinness and Sir Lenny Henry. Additionally, the Great Comic Relief Prizeathon will be hosted by Joel Dommett and AJ Odudu.
As always, the comedy is staged with the particular aim of raising money for good causes across the UK and the world – find out how to donate, here.
And before the day itself, here are the TV specials you can expect.
David Walliams and Matt Lucas are reunited with a comedy show that predates and is much funnier than Little Britain with the return of cult sketch show, Rock Profile.
Vernon Kay will be interviewing familiar faces in the recording studio as they prepare for the release of Comic Relief’s single. Expect to see Adele, Post Malone, Lady Gaga, Lewis Capaldi and more like you’ve never seen them before.
Global superstar Kylie Minogue teams up with the cast of hit BBC sitcom Ghosts in a chilling skit. The legendary musician visits the haunted Button House, but will she find herself “spinning” after a day with the ghouls?
The repair shop
For this Comic Relief special, The Repair Shop welcomes some very special guests to the barn. Desperate to get on TV and meet Jay Blades, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders reprise their characters “The Extras” to offer the team a free fix. As Jay sends them packing, while restorers Julie Tatchell and Amanda Middleditch get to work fixing a special guest, the extras return to the barn and mayhem ensues.
Jack Whitehall’s Mini Golf Challenge
The Mini Golf Challenge 2022 will see Jack Whitehall, Arsenal fan and award-winning comedian, actor and presenter, take on two heroes of English football in the Champions League match. Premier League players and childhood best friends Mason Mount and Declan Rice will swap their football clubs for golf clubs as they compete on the mini-golf course, with a big payout in store for the loser! The pressure is on, but who will emerge victorious and who will end up getting fucked hard?!
bedtime stories for comic relief
Join Stephen Fry and a range of other famous readers for a very special unique bedtime story for Comic Relief. This hilarious tale is strictly for adults, full of truths about the daily battle to get kids to sleep at bedtime that every parent can relate to.
For parents who live in the real world, where a few sleeping animals and cute songs don’t always send a toddler off to winking land.
Comic Opera is back, and Comic Relief and English National Opera are pushing six celebrities to their limits in a unique challenge: learning to be opera singers. Getting to grips with this highly skilled classical art form, they will only have 24 hours to reunite and perform live at the London Coliseum in front of 2,000 paying spectators. Fortunately, they have the support of Sara Cox who will keep everyone in order, as well as ENO’s award-winning choir and orchestra behind them.