The 6 Most Adorable Moments From the 2016 'Red Nose Day' Telethon
By Zach Seemayer
The annual Red Nose Day telethon kicked off on Thursday night and a simply ludicrous number celebrities (including Ludacris himself) turned out to support the cause. The live event -- hosted by Craig Ferguson -- featured in-person appearances and pre-recorded segments all while big-name stars worked the phone banks.
The star-studded evening, dedicated to raising funds for a number of charities focused on children's health and welfare, raised an astonishing $30.7 million by the end of the two-hour event. To celebrate the impressive fundraiser, here's a look at the six moments that made us feel all warm and fuzzy inside (or at least had the biggest laughs).
The Ant-Man star challenged the NBA pro to shoot as many three-pointers as possible in three minutes, and pledged to donate $5,000 for every successful shot. After seven successful throws in 30 seconds, Rudd realized he might be in trouble.
2. Tracy Morgan's Snow White
The former 30 Rock star sat down in his old-timey study to tell the tale of Snow White to a group of young children, and things went about as well as you'd imagine. There needs to be a show where Morgan just re-tells old fairy tales from memory, because it would be amazing.
Some of the biggest names in Hollywood came together to share a special message about compassion, which eventually devolved into the stars competing for screen time and arguing about who deserves to say the most about love and charity based on their relative levels of fame.
4. Jack Black Gives Back
The Goosebumps star got a special message from a kid whose life he changed through charity work. But it turns out that, while thankful, Black's young friend isn't a huge fan of his more recent films.
The super-cute couple showed up for the important cause, and actually did the hard work of answering calls in the phone bank. You gotta love their commitment to charity (and how adorable they are together).
6. (Not-So-)Scary Dudes
While Danny Trejo, Steve Buscemi and Iwan Rheon might play violent, murderous lunatics on TV, in real life they are kind-hearted softies who just want to share love and joy with the world -- and now they finally got a chance to sing about it!