Photo by Tom Van Schelven/Comic Relief)


According to a new survey commissioned by Comic Relief for Red Nose Day, more than eighty per cent of people from Cardiff rely on humour to help them get through lockdown.

Red Nose Day returns on Friday 19th March and aims to unite the nation by spreading joy and humour to homes across the UK, whilst raising money to help people struggling.

Humour has the power to get people through some of the toughest of times. 81 per cent of people from Cardiff agreed that ‘laughter is the best medicine’ with 83 per cent also stating that laughter is important to them in their day-to-day lives.

When it comes to the types of humour enjoyed by Cardiffians, witty jokes came out on top, followed by children saying inappropriate things by mistake  and the sound of babies laughing.

91 per cent of Cardiff folks rated themselves as having a good sense of humour, while almost a fifth claim they are the funniest person they know. 54 per cent also reckon they are funnier than their partner.

And when it comes to laughing, the typical Cardiffian laughs ten times a day.

Red Nose Day hopes to bring a little more joy to homes across the country through its Share a Smile campaign. Laughter can offer some temporary release from problems and so by encouraging people to put their favourite joke in their window, people power can get the nation laughing right across the UK, one home at a time. The downloadable poster is available from the Comic Relief website now.

Comic Relief co-founder, Lenny Henry, said: “We all need cheering up, so this year Red Nose Day will be a bit different. Of course we want to raise as much money as possible for people who really need it in the UK and around the world. But we also want to make you smile and bring you some laughter!”

For 35 years, Comic Relief has shown how laugher can make a difference, raising over £1.6bn to help change millions of lives, all thanks to the enormous generosity and kindness of the British public.

Comic Relief is supporting more than 250 organisations working across the UK, including School of Hard Knocks in Cardiff, which provides health and wellbeing intervention for people with mental health problems through its Reaching Your Potential programme of sport, curriculum learning and counselling.

Money raised this year will help tackle issues such as homelessness, domestic abuse and mental health stigma, and support those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

To find out how to get involved visit