Now this is funny.
You need how we have Comic Relief? Robin Williams, Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg used to host the show and i aired on HBO, eight times or so, to help the homeless. Well, we got it from the UK where it is still going strong. Started to aid Ethiopians in 1985, in 2015 they were back for anthor “Red Nose Day”.
This is from the Independent:
“The live show, presented by Claudia Winkelman at the London Palladium, finished by announcing they had raised a total of £1,047,083,706 so far – £78,082,988 of which was raised last night alone.
“That’s the highest total we have ever raised at the end of a Red Nose Day. Thank you so much,” Winkelman told the ecstatic audience.
A host of celebrities, including Rowan Atkinson and Dawn French who reprised their much-loved roles as Mr Bean and The Vicar of Dibley in short sketches, made appearances throughout the evening.
Humour was also provided by comedians Johnny Vegas, Patrick Kielty, Vic Reeves, Jack Dee and Mick Helm. The five took to the stage as “singing” act No Direction – a One Direction spoof.”
All well and good for them, so why am I telling you?
Because Liam Gallagher made an appearance (this is from Gigwise):
“In the sketch, Fry, Miranda Hart and Sheridan Smith are a panel tasked with the finding Britain’s next national treasure. Before them, come the likes of Robbie Williams, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (that’s Cheryl Cole’s new name) and model David Gandy.
Cue Liam Gallagher…”
Hey better than Tee Shirt thief, concert canceller Morrissey…
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