Jim Carrey Online
Latest News
11/17  Memorable Moment: ...
11/09  Jim Carrey the car...
11/03  Jim Carrey dresses...
10/27  20th Anniversary T...
10/24  Jim Carrey Online ...

Latest Forum Postings
12/09 Re: :(
12/09 Re: Jim Carrey att...
12/09 Re: Movie.Night
12/09 Re: Alzheimers
12/09 Re: Jim Carrey the...
12/09 Re: His Twitter
12/09 Re: Our favourite ...
You are here: Home > Recent > News > Jim Carrey on Comic Relief
» Send to friend
Jim Carrey on Comic Relief
11 Mar 2011    

By Nicola West (Editor/Writer (UK))

Over recent years Jim Carrey's philanthropic and charitable activities have become higher profile, headlined primarily by his own 'Better U Foundation'.

No newcomer to charitable work though, Jim's been involved in assorted activities from the early days of his career. One such charity is 'Comic Relief' a UK based charity started up in 1985 to raise money for the starving in Africa, and provide help at home and to those in disaster zones.

Comic Relief

Bob Zmuda then brought the event to the USA in 1986 where it has become an irregularly held event, televised on HBO, raising $50 million toward providing health care services to homeless people throughout the United States. Since then Jim has regularly participated in various events organised by the charity and you can see a clip from the 1992 fundraiser featuring Jim, who in his own unique way, managed to bring humour to the painful subjects of poverty and homelessness and shared a method of winding up traffic police.

Comic Relief (new page)

-- Click to comment this article.

» Send to friend

» Send to friend
« Newer article | Overview | Older article »