Red Nose Day is also celebrated in many countries across the world, including the Finland, Germany, and Iceland. In the US, Red Nose Day is celebrated on May 25. Donations in the US have gone towards supporting children in the poorest countries across the world. Comic Relief, the charity behind Red Nose Day, aims to use laughter and comedy to bring people together and reflect on the issues and problems that affect many people’s lives. In February, Comic Relief announced that the biggest celebrities from the film would be coming back together for a new short film (“Love, Actually”), directed and written by Richard Curtis. According to the charity’s website, Red Nose day promised a star-studded lineup of celebs, including Sir Lenny Henry, Joe Lycett, Rob Beckett, Romesh Ranganathan, Warwick Davis, Sally Phillips, Jonathan Ross and French & Saunders, as well as music from Ed Sheeran, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man and Emeli Sande. Comic Relief was launched live on Noel Edmonds’ Late, Late Breakfast Show on BBC1, on Christmas Day 1985 from a refugee camp in Sudan.