Comic Relief is a British charity, founded in 1985 by Lenny Henry and Richard Curtis, with a vision of a just world, free from poverty. Using comedy to help raise awareness and funds for those in need. The US Comic Relief aids the homeless and people in need, particularly in regards to disaster relief. The UK Comic Relief is commited to helping end poverty and social injustice in the UK and around the world. The highlight of Comic Relief's appeal is Red Nose Day, a bienniel telethon held in March, alternating with Sports Relief.
In 2015, Robbie participated in a sketch where the National Board (Stephen Fry, Miranda Hart and Sheridan Smith) judges participants who want to become Britain's National Treasure. Robbie has to compete against David Walliams, David Gandy, Sheryl Cole, Russell Brand, Thierry Henry and the Chuckle Brothers, but the board can't make a choice.
Ronnie Corbett demands that the first person who enters the room will become Britain's National Treasure. The first person who enters the room is Liam Gallagher.
Simon Cowell is a British reality television judge and producer and is known for his blunt and controversial comments. In 2013 he participated in a sketch with Robbie Williams. In the sketch Robbie is giving a reading on Simon Cowell's marriage service. The reading is: 'So you can do what you like, do what you like. No need to ask me, do what you want. Do what you like, do what you like. No need to tell me, do what you want.'
In 2011, Robbie Williams joined Take That on a new sketch. Robbie, Gary, Mark, Jason and Howards are judges for Fake That; a reality show for tribute band auditions for Take That.
The members of Take That aren't very impressed with the auditions. One of the audition groups, consisting of Alan Carr, James Corden, David Walliams, John Bishop and Catherine Tate try several times with auditions for Do What You Like, The Flood and Pray, but are shooed away every time. Their audition for Back for Good is very well received though and they perform together with Take That. Later on, the members of Take That are wearing the Do What You Like Uniforms and it seems that Fake That has replaced Take That.
Sport Relief is a biennial charity event from Comic Relief, in association with BBC Sport, which brings together the worlds of sport and entertainment to raise money to help vulnerable people in both the UK and the world's poorest countries. Robbie's song 'Morning Sun' became the official single for the 2010 event.
In 2009, Robbie Williams collaborated with David Walliams and Matt Lucas in a sketch. David is a religious mother and has Candy Marie Candy (Robbie) over as a friend of her daughter Ellie Gray (Matt). The children are playing the 'I love you more than...' game until Ellie Gray says something offending.
This year Robbie participated with David Walliams and Matt Lucas in a sketch. Matt and Lucas are two ladies who own a ladies clothing shop. One day Robbie accidentally walks in, thinking it's a Burns. The ladies convince him to try something on and transform Robbie into miss Roberta Williams. Roberta says she feels herself for the first time and walks elegantly out.
In 2003, Robbie didn't participate in a sketch, but recorded a small video being completely naked.
In 2001, Robbie joined in with Ted and Ralph (played by Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson) on the BBC Comedy sketch show 'The Fast Show'. Lord Ralph Mayhew is an impoverished aristocrat in his early 30s who lives in his family mansion on an expansive country estate. He has never married or had children and is secretly in love with Ted his Irish estate worker. Ralph is painfully shy and reserved, occasionally hinted to have previously suffered from mental illness. Ted had worked for Lord Mayhew's late mother and father before Ralph inherited the estate. Ted is wiser than he seems and occasionally profound: Ralph sees through Ted's social status and takes his opinion very seriously. Ted's affection for Ralph, although usually well-hidden, is obvious. In this sketch Robbie was hired as new estate worker, which upsets Ted so much that he packs his bags.
Robbie signed and auctioned 70 of his personal posessions in aid of his charitable fund Give it Sum. The highest price was paid for Robbie's blue No. 11 football shirt bearing a blue and white RW logo to the chest and a white 'Williams 11' on the back which fetched a surprising GBP 2,955. The online auction raised GBP 55,364.
In 2000, Robbie started his own charity 'Give it Sum', managed by Comic Relief. Give It Sum, which is dedicated to tackling poverty, promoting social justice and helping local people find solutions to local problems, has funded almost 300 projects across North Staffordshire on changing the lives of countless people in the area.
'Hooves of Fire' is one of three animated BBC Christmas comedy television specials, filmed using stop motion techniques, and presented in aid of Comic Relief. Robbie, son of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer arrives at Coldchester, town of the North Pole to follow in his father's footsteps of being a navigator for Santa Claus' sleigh team. Unlike Rudolph's glowing nose, Robbie's possesses a GPS that can find anything. Robbie Williams contributed one of the songs: Come Fly with Me