RTE Does Comic Relief airs tonight and it promises plenty of big names, great laughs and opportunities to raise money for great causes.
Usually, when we're this excited about the Friday night RTE schedule, it's because the Toy Show is marking the beginning of the festive season. However, the sun is splitting the stones and Ryan Tubridy hasn't even picked out his Christmas jumper yet so we'll have to make do with RTE Does Comic Relief.
The event aims to raise money for The Community Foundation for Ireland which works with 4,000 non-profit organisations at a national, regional and local level.
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It should be a great night in front of the telly and here's everything you need to know...
What time is RTE Does Comic Relief?
RTE Does Comic Relief kicks off at 8pm on RTE One before taking a break for the news at 9pm. The second part will begin at 9.35pm.
Hosting duties wil be shared between Deirdre O'Kane, Nicky Byrne, Baz Ashmawy, Jennifer Zamparelli, and Eoghan McDermott.
Who's taking part?
A who's who from the world of Irish comedy, music, TV, film and sport. Normal People stars Paul Mescal and Daisy-Edgar Jones will be appearing in character 40 years on from the events of the series. Zig and Zag will be there as will Roy Keane. Other big names set to feature include Dara O'Briain, Hozier, Amy Huberman, Bridget & Eamon, Chris O’Dowd, Jason Byrne, Andrew Scott, The 2 Johnnies, Una Healy, Conor McPherson, Aisling Bea, John Bishop, David Mitchell, Oliver Jeffers, Soulé, Derry Girls, Paths To Freedom, Waterford Whispers News, Anne Doyle, Andrew Maxwell, Ed Byrne, Roisin O, Jimmy Carr and Saoirse Ronan.