Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Jane Lynch hosts 'Hollywood Game Night' Social Distancing Edition with John Legend, Kristin Bell and Kenan Thompson

Let the laugh-filled games begin! Staying in place due to the pandemic wasn't going to keep Five-time Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch from hosting her celebrity friends in a uniquely cool night of fun and games to mark the third annual Red Nose Day edition of “Hollywood Game Night.”       
The first-ever “social distancing” episode airs tonight Tuesday, May 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC, where guests Kristen Bell, Nick Jonas and Kenan Thompson remotely go head-to-head with Sean Hayes, John Legend and Retta as everyone battles it out from their own homes for a very worthy cause. 

We've been looking to family-friendly entertainment to distract us from the stressful headlines surrounding the coronavirus crisis and whenever we're tuned into  "Hollywood Game Night"  we end up belting out tunes, screaming out random guesses and cracking up along the way. The boys are such fans of Jane Lynch they completely geeked out when they met her in the green room before going out on set to tape a toy demo segment. Their faces lit up when she spoke to them in her voice as Sergeant Calhoun from Disney Movie Wreck it Ralph and they loved her even more.

“So many people are facing profound loss and more uncertainty than ever before,” Lynch said. “All of us at ‘Hollywood Game Night’ wanted to do something positive and helpful during this current crisis and since we’re of no use to the heroic medical professionals, a special episode of the show for such a worthy cause seemed like the next best thing!” 

Red Nose Day raises money and awareness to ensure that children in need are safe, healthy and educated in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and in some of the poorest communities in the world. With the outbreak of COVID-19, support for children in need has never been more critical. Throughout the Red Nose Day campaign, funds raised are being directed to address the impact of COVID-19 on children living in poverty and the organizations supporting them.

This includes accelerated funding to many of Red Nose Day's nonprofit grantee partners who are working on the frontlines of this crisis. Grantee partners include Feeding America, Save the Children, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Children's Health Fund, Covenant House, The Global Fund and more.

Technology has definitely been a lifesaver while we all hunker down and shelter in place over these last two months. As a very extroverted family we're thankful we've been able to stay connected to family and friends on chats and group video calls.

Lynch and her stir-crazy guests will connect remotely via interactive teleconference and the two teams will compete in a series of high-energy, pop culture games, including “Trading Faces,” “Dance in Your Pants,” “Song Sung Wrong,” “Smash the Buzzer,” “I Love a Charade” and “Celebrity Name Game.”  

Throughout the show the two teams will have the opportunity to earn money for each game they win, up to a total of $150,000 thanks to fundraising partner, Facebook Groups, a product that connects people with shared interests, needs and life experiences. 

Get excited because there's a newly added interactive twist to an already fun play-along experience. Now viewers will be able to download their very own “play at home” games to enjoy with family and friends through www.NBC.com/HGN. These self-contained games are going to make it super easy for fans to host their own Hollywood Game Night at home or via video chat. Happy Playing! 

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