Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day 2017 is to be broadcast live from Building Six at The O2. Taking place on Friday 24 March, Building Six will be transformed into Red Nose Day’s Comedy Superclub and will see comic favourites including Sir Lenny Henry, Joe Lycett, Miranda Hart, Jonathan Ross and French & Saunders present a night of unmissable live comedy on the BBC.
The live BBC broadcast at Building Six, which is situated at the heart of The O2, will see today’s top comedy talent join forces with comic legends and preside over a mammoth night of live comedy, sketches, music moments, fundraising films and much more.
The evening’s entertainment will include a musical mash-up of epic proportions as a well-known international music star collaborates on a special track with the stars of People Just Do Nothing aka Kurrupt FM.
Graham Norton will also be on hand to welcome a gaggle of guests to a ludicrously long super-sized sofa; plus Vic and Bob will be bringing back classic characters The Stotts, as well as helping out backstage.
Becci Thomson, head of corporate sales at The O2, says: “We are delighted that Building Six has been chosen by the BBC to host the live broadcast of this year’s Red Nose Day. Building Six’s expansive blank canvas space means we can easily accommodate the set build with ample space for a live audience. Building Six offers so much more than a typical TV studio, making it the perfect fit for Red Nose Day’s big night.”
Lisa Clark, executive producer, adds: “Comic Relief are thrilled to be moving to a new home. Building Six gives us so much space and scope for live comedy, we are confident the audience and the hosts alike are going to feel very welcome there.”