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Craig Ferguson to host NBC's Red Nose Day comedy telethon

Ellen DeGeneres, Jack Black, Paul Rudd, Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, Sarah Silverman, Tracy Morgan and Key & Peele will also help out for the event.

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Karen Butler
Red Nose Day telethon host Craig Ferguson appears backstage during the Grammy Nominations Concert Live -- Countdown to Music's Biggest Night event in Los Angeles on December 1, 2010. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Red Nose Day telethon host Craig Ferguson appears backstage during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live -- Countdown to Music's Biggest Night" event in Los Angeles on December 1, 2010. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) -- Craig Ferguson has signed on to host NBC's Red Nose Day charity telethon May 26.

Also slated to participate in the fundraiser -- which was established by British filmmaker Richard Curtis -- are Ellen DeGeneres, Jack Black, Paul Rudd, Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, Sarah Silverman, Tracy Morgan, Key & Peele, Anna Kendrick, Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Ellie Kemper.

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Kristen Bell, Emma Watson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Rose Byrne, Blake Griffin, Emma Thompson, Chloƫ Grace Moretz, Steve Buscemi, Danny Trejo, Adam Devine and Ron Funches will lend a hand, as well, the network confirmed Wednesday.

"Red Nose Day is on a mission to help lift kids out of poverty," a press release explained. "People from all walks of life are encouraged to get involved, have fun and raise money by buying red noses sold exclusively at Walgreens stores nationwide, organizing fundraising events and watching and donating during the television special."

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