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Red Nose Day: Comedy For Cure Kids On TV3

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Thursday 23 August, 2012


Red Nose Day: Comedy For Cure Kids On TV3


Red Nose Day: Comedy for Cure Kids, screening Friday 24 August, 7:30pm on TV3, brings together the cream of New Zealand comedy to exercise the funny bone of the country, all in the name of a good cause.

7 Days’ Jeremy Corbett and Paul Ego will play hosts on the night and will be joined by a wealth of TV3 comedic faces including the stars of Would I Lie to You? and Jono and Ben at Ten.

“Red Nose Day in the UK is one of the world’s biggest fundraisers raising over 100 million pounds last year. So the bar's been set pretty high, but a great combination of Kiwi comedy and generosity will no doubt see us raising a significant amount for a great cause,” says event director, Brooke Howard-Smith.

Rachel Jean, MediaWorks Head of Drama & Comedy, added: “It was an obvious choice for TV3 to become the broadcast partner of Red Nose Day: Comedy for Cure Kids. We have New Zealand's best comedians in our stable and working with Brooke and his team we knew that we could put together a spectacular, surprising and entertaining night of television to raise money for Cure Kids.”

The evening will also include a reunion of New Zealand’s best loved family – Robyn Malcolm, Antonia Prebble, Siobhan Marshall and more from Outrageous Fortune will be getting together to add some West humour to the night.

As well as New Zealand’s top comedy talents, Red Nose Day: Comedy for Cure Kids will also premiere the brand new Flight of the Conchords song, which has been specifically written for the event.

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MediaWorks NZ Limited (website: www.mediaworks.co.nz) is New Zealand’s leading private sector broadcast and online media company. Through its specialist divisions – MediaWorks TV, MediaWorks Radio and MediaWorks Interactive, it owns and operates the TV3 and FOUR television networks, national radio brands The Edge, The Rock, MORE FM, Kiwi FM, RadioLIVE, LiveSPORT, The Sound, The Breeze, George FM and Mai FM, plus several local radio stations, and a family of websites.

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