Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 26, 2009
Every two years in the United Kingdom, Comic Relief UK stages Red Nose Day, a celebration that brings together everyone from the community level up to the nation's best comedic talent for charity. From everyday people, staging walkathons, to celebrities scaling Mount Kilimanjaro--the entire nation gets involved. An evening of television is devoted to it; some shows provide special skits or even whole episodes; a music single is produced and distributed--it's a big deal. This year's festivities are March 13th.
Unfortunately, it's a big deal that doesn't really exist outside the UK. And Ken Plume and John Robinson thought this was, to say the least, unfair. Why should the UK have all that fun for such a worthy cause, they reasoned, especially when the world is smaller than ever thanks to the Internet? There's no good reason why everybody can't come together on this one special day and join the party to benefit Comic Relief UK and the many wonderful causes it champions.
Thus, they launched Red Nose Net (http://www.rednosenet.com) to help motivate those outside the UK to participate in Comic Relief's Red Nose Day cause. While the site is not affiliated in any capacity with Comic Relief UK--indeed, they direct people to the Comic Relief official Red Nose Day site to make their donations--Plume and Robinson want to do their part to help with the fundraising efforts.
To that end, Plume and Robinson announce that not only are they encouraging the Internet as a whole to take up the Red Nose Day ethos but will also be co-hosting a twenty-four hour marathon webcasting session that will appear on the site. This will begin at Noon EST on March 13th, 2009 and last until Noon EST the following day, March 14th, 2009. Stickam (http://www.stickam.com), a leader in live internet video streaming, has volunteered to provide streaming services for the event. Apart from sadly necessary bathroom breaks and brief trips to refuel their respective coffee mugs, they plan on being on camera the entire time.
In addition to the webcast, the following celebrities have joined up and will take part in the Red Nose Net festivities (at press time):
- John Hodgman - "Daily Show" correspondent, author of "The Areas of My Expertise" and "More Information Than You Require," and "PC" in the Apple Mac ads
- Rifftrax - "Mystery Science Theater 3000" alumni Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy and Mike Nelson
- Jonathan Coulton - songwriter and Internet troubadour
- Graham Linehan -creator of "The IT Crowd" and co-creator of "Father Ted"
- David Mitchell - one half of "That Mitchell and Webb Look" and star of "Peep Show"
- Paul and Storm - Internet comedy music duo, frequent contributor to "The Bob and Tom Show"
- Matt Berry - star of "Garth Marenghi's Darkplace" and "The IT Crowd"
- Mark Evanier - writer of "Groo: The Wanderer" and author of "Kirby: King of Comics"
- Apelad - aka Adam Koford, cartoonist of "The Original Laugh-Out-Loud Cats"
- Len Peralta - artist and co-host of the "Jawbone Radio" podcast
For an up-to-date list of participating celebrities, and more importantly, for people to find out how they too can participate in the Red Nose Net effort-- please follow Red Nose Net on Twitter (twitter.com/rednosenet) or go to the official site (http://www.rednosenet.com).
Ken Plume is the Editor-in-Chief of Kevin Smith's Quick Stop Entertainment and a contributor at Needcoffee.com. He's the co-host of the award-winning KEN P.D. SNYDECAST (with Adult Swim star Dana Snyder) and NUTS ON THE ROAD (with Needcoffee.com's Widgett Walls). He also hosts the weekly live webcast "An Audience With Ken Plume". He has co-written "There's a Zombie in My Treehouse!" with Robinson and with art by Len Peralta, which is due later this year.
John Robinson is the Chief Cook and Bottle Washer of Needcoffee.com and contributes to both the WEEKEND JUSTICE podcast and co-hosts NUTS ON THE ROAD with Ken under his "Widgett Walls" pseudonym. Under his "John Robinson" pseudonym, he is author of two books, "Mystics on the Road to Vanishing Point" and "Magnificent Desolation." His poetry and spoken word (albeit captured in a written form) collection, "No One Wants to Grow Fur Anymore," and a zombie children's book, "There's a Zombie in My Treehouse!," co-written with Ken and with art by Len Peralta, are both due later this year.
Nuts on the Road is the joint production/thinktank organization founded by Ken Plume and John Robinson.
Source: Nuts on the Road