Aside from the fact that the BBC Sport Relief efforts happen to be one of the biggest fundraising events in the UK, it’s a country-wide effort to ‘get active, raise cash and change lives according to event organizers. If you are either outside of the UK or the one person within the UK that aren’t familiar with both Sport Relief and Comic Relief (Red Nose Day), the one thing you can always count on is that countless numbers get involved from all walks of life to make a difference, raise an unbelievable sum of money and change lives. Case in point, the 2011 Red Nose Day efforts have brought in a staggering £105 million pounds while this past March saw Sport Relief bring in over £62 million pounds. Comic Relief, as an operating British charity, was created in 1985 by Richard Curtis and Lenny Henry.
Ok, two things you can count on. Great comedy/parody sketches by virtually the entire Who’s Who of British Television, Sport, Film, etc. While the 2011 Red Nose Day parody of the PBS hit, Downton Abbey, from the genius minds of Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley (Uptown Downstairs Abbey), this years Sport Relief was no different as some of the greats in British telly lent their time and talents for some funny bits. Seeing the look Fiona Bruce gives Miranda is worth the price of admission.
Miranda crash the VIP room at Royal Albert Hall
Outnumbered cast takes on the religion that is football
AbFab prepare for a meeting with Stella McCartney & Kate Moss
Strictly Come Dancing – the Underwater Edition