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Jim Carrey on Comic Relief11 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.
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.
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