Consummate awards host and one of the nation’s favourite TV comedians Robert Webb, blogs in The Telegraph about Red Nose Day.
Webb likens the high profile Comic Relief fundraising drive to a general election in terms of the tendency towards media saturation and the amount of public moaning in engenders.
Webb claims that telethons are like line-dancing: “boring and embarrassing unless you actually join in.”
He recalls that as family, they never “did” telethons. “You know those repeated moments when you’re watching Children in Need or Comic Relief and some famous person says something like, “You, sat at home, enjoying all this marvellous entertainment; you, who still haven’t called in to pledge any money – you know who you are – well, please call now. Call now. Call. Just call. Call. And if you don’t call: call. You know who you are: call!”
And they never did…
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