RTÉ have announced an emergency Comic Relief fundraiser for Friday 26th June - you can watch it live on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player from 8pm, and see the highlights here on rte.ie


So what's happening? 

In the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, RTÉ in association with Comic Relief are bringing the cream of Irish comedy and entertainment together to raise a laugh - as well as much-needed funds for the Irish charity sector - on Friday 26th June.

RTÉ Does Comic Relief will be hosted by Deirdre O'Kane, Nicky Byrne, Baz Ashmawy, Jennifer Zamparelli, and Eoghan McDermott and will feature an array of memorable performances and contributions - no to mention the occasional glitzy showbiz reunion - from the likes of (deep breath) Dara O'Briain, Hozier, Amy Huberman, Bridget & Eamon, Chris O’Dowd, Jason Byrne, Normal People’s Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar Jones, Andrew Scott, The 2 Johnnies, Una Healy, Conor McPherson, Aisling Bea, John Bishop, David Mitchell, Oliver Jeffers, Soulé, The Derry Girls, Paths To Freedom, Waterford Whispers News, Anne Doyle, Andrew Maxwell, Ed Byrne, Roisin O, Jimmy Carr, Saoirse Ronan, Mairead Farrell, Risteard Cooper, Neil Delamere, Brian O’Driscoll, Lenny Abrahamson, Nathan Carter, Paul Howard, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Dustin, Ray D’Arcy, Zig & Zag, Christy Moore, Dawn O’Porter, and many, many more...

Where does the money go?

RTÉ and Comic Relief's charity partner for the event is The Community Foundation For Ireland who will distribute the funds raised. One of Ireland’s leading philanthropic organisations with extensive expertise in grant making in Ireland, the Community Foundation for Ireland was established in 2000 and has a strong working relationship with over 4,000 non-profit organisations at a national, regional and local level throughout Ireland. Find out more below...

What can you do?

It's a three-part process - tune in on June 26th, laugh and make a donation! Stay tuned for further updates.

Watch it live on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player from 8pm.