Greg Davies vs kids – new and exclusive comedy sketch sees the Taskmaster put through his paces in bid to Do Something Funny for Money this Red Nose Day

1st March 2024

  • A Red Nose Day audition takes an unexpected twist, taking this comedian back to his teaching roots in a head-to-head battle of the wits with his old nemesis…school children!

  • New sketch for Red Nose Day stars comedian Greg Davies in visit to Comic Relief HQ as he attempts to land a part in this year’s Red Nose Day

  • Audition to voice an upcoming Red Nose film sees the Taskmaster himself given the runaround by mischievous committee of Comic Relief ‘executives'

  • Watch the film here(opens in new window)

  • Comic Relief is proud to present its funniest and most sustainable Red Nose collection to date – featuring four hilarious characters and a limited-edition, rare Gold Nose

  • The Red Noses are made from plant-based materials and can now be recycled at home

  • Red Nose Day returns on Friday 15 March – it’s time to come together, do something funny for money and make a serious difference

  • New Red Nose collection also modelled by Alison Hammond, Jayde Adams, Jonathan Bailey, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Kyle Thomas and Paul Brunson

  • Money raised this Red Nose Day could help put food on the table, put a roof over someone’s head, and help to protect families from conflict and climate change

  • Amazon is the official home of the Red Nose, with free One-Day Delivery for all customers. Get your Nose now at in new window)

Friday 1 March: A new, exclusive online sketch released today, sees comedian Greg Davies put through his paces by a group of mischievous school children, as he attempts to land a part in this year’s Red Nose Day campaign.

In the sketch, which can be viewed on YouTube(opens in new window), Greg is seen patiently waiting in the reception area of Comic Relief HQ ahead of a meeting with some of the charity’s executives. Here his interest is drawn to a steely eyed, determined group – seen channelling their best Miranda Priestly (The Devil Wears Prada) – as they march past the comedian.

The film hopes to inspire the nation to wear their Red Noses with pride this Red Nose Day which returns on Friday 15 March. The Red Noses, available on Amazon(opens in new window) now, hope to spread joy and laughter across the country, whilst raising spirits and much-need funds.

Confused and perplexed, Greg is soon summoned to the boardroom, where the reality of the situation quickly hits home. If this former teacher was to have any chance of securing a part in this year’s Red Nose Day campaign, he was going to need to impress his old adversary…school children.

With time seemingly of the essence, this group of executives – aged 6-10 – launch straight into a series of questioning that couldn’t be less befitting of Jeremy Paxman, or a Line of Duty interrogation. From ‘what are you famous for?’ to ‘how are you a comedian if you’re not so funny?’, the questions leave the former teacher of 13 years puzzled, but with no choice but to persevere – relying on his powers of persuasion, humour, and wit. Batting away question after question, Greg still has high hopes of winning over the demanding and unruly committee members in this battle of the ages.

However, patience and interest soon begins to wear thin among some of the committee’s harshest members who seem unconvinced by the comedic star. Seemingly on the brink of losing the room, Greg’s hopes take a positive turn when he is tasked with reading a script for the voiceover of an upcoming advert about Comic Relief’s new Red Noses, the funniest and most sustainable collection to date. Will this be enough to save the comedian? Will the interrogators masks slip as joy and laughter sees through?

Greg Davies said: “When my agent first told me I’d be meeting a small committee of Comic Relief execs, your mind naturally goes in one direction – ‘a nice informal chat over coffee with Sir Lenny Henry and Richard Curtis you say…of course, clear the diary and I’ll grab my Red Nose’. I didn't think to take it quite so literally, yet I couldn’t have been more wrong, could I. Though if I’m being totally honest, it’s not the strangest audition in my time.

“Filming the sketch took me right back to my teaching days on Red Nose Day – the chaos of it all and the feeling that kids were taking a bit of ownership. It was brilliant. For me, Red Nose Day was always a lot like the phenomena of there being a dog in the school – something that used to drive the children crazy in the most amazing way. Helped by everyone wearing a big, silly looking Red Nose on their hooter - there was just a positive lunacy to it all that'd make for such a special atmosphere. It’s something I’ll always remember very fondly."

Greg added: “Comic Relief is such an amazing charity that does incredible work, especially at a time when poverty is unfortunately such a big part of so many people’s lives. If anything, it feels more relevant and pertinent than ever, so I’m delighted to be taking part...even if it does mean being dealt the crushing blow of rejection by a 6-year-old."

This year’s brand-new plant-based Red Nose range which is guaranteed to raise smiles as well as life changing money is available now with free One-Day Delivery for all customers on Amazon, the official home of the Red Nose. They can also be purchased from Amazon(opens in new window) Fresh stores and Whole Foods Market.

This year’s Red Nose range are the funniest bunch yet as for the first time they tell jokes. Each Nose comes with a QR code that takes you to the Red Nose Day Joke Generator, in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), which reels off joke after joke to make you smile. There are four fun characters to collect as well as a limited edition rare ‘Gold’ Nose, all of which can be recycled at home for the very first time.

Also new for 2024 is the brand-new range of Red Nose Day merchandise, including byAmazon Fizzy Mini Pencil sweets and tissues, reusable water bottles, and even dog bandanas. A portion of the proceeds from the merchandise will go to Comic Relief.

As well as Greg Davies, a whole host of stars have come together to try out the little Red Nose that makes a really big difference, including Alison Hammond, Jayde Adams, Jonathan Bailey, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Kyle Thomas and Paul Brunson.

With Red Nose Day just two weeks away, there’s still time to buy your Red Nose from Amazon now at in new window)




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About Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day is back on Friday 15 March 2024!

It’s that time of year when incredible cake-bakers, joke-makers, telly-watchers, t shirt-wearers, Red Nose-buyers and laugh-til-you-cryers, do something to fight poverty through humour and fun, for communities here in the UK and around the world.

We know that when people come together, great things can happen. So, this March, Comic Relief is uniting the nation to Do Something Funny for Money. The money raised could help put food on plates and roofs over heads, keep little ones safe and help support families affected by conflict and climate change. Having a laugh can make a serious difference.

There are lots of ways to take part in Red Nose Day. To find out more, visit in new window) or follow @comicrelief on social media.

Red Nose Day is an initiative of Comic Relief.

About Comic Relief

Comic Relief is a UK charity that uses the power of entertainment and popular culture to work towards a vision of a just world free from poverty. We raise money to support organisations that are closest to the communities who can make change happen. We support work that will tackle the impact of poverty, injustice, conflict, and climate change in the UK and around the world.

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