Jack Black is probably best known for comedies like "School of Rock" and his voice work in the "Kung Fu Panda" films. So some fans may have been startled a year ago to see how he was affected by his encounter in Uganda with a homeless boy named Felix.
"People were very moved and also a little shocked to see me in that kind of context, because usually I'm just clowning around and making people laugh," Black told NBC's Joe Fryer in a segment that aired Wednesday on "Today."
Black's trip to Uganda was part of the first U.S. edition of Red Nose Day. He is returning this year — with a lighter segment — for “The Red Nose Day Special,” airing Thursday, May 26 (9-11 p.m. ET) on NBC.
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Craig Ferguson will host the live, two-hour extravaganza, which will feature Black, Ellen DeGeneres, Paul Rudd, Key and Peele and many more celebrities.
Red Nose Day, a global movement to fight kids' poverty, has raised over $1 billion globally in the last 25 years.