The time has come once again for all the nation to be charitable in the name of funny, as bathtubs across the nation are filling with baked beans in anticipation of this year's Red Nose Day. In addition to the multiple hours of TV coverage on the BBC this evening, there are plenty of events around the capital to get involved with and raise money for the good causes that Comic Relief supports.
- It's Comic Relief Sports Day at the Scoop, next to City Hall. If you've got a family (and you're willing to brave the rain), there's just enough time to enjoy a coconut shy, scalectrix and climbing wall, until 3pm. A bucket will be going round for donations.
- For those who want to see some live stand-up comedy the 99 Club at Storm in Leicester Square will be donating all profits to Comic Relief - tonight's line-up includes Alistair Barrie, Scott Capurro and Loretta Maine. Tickets from £12 - £20.
- There's a special edition of the popular Literary Death Match at Concrete, 56 Shoreditch High St. Speaking will be Robert Popper, Miriam Elia, Rowland Rivron and Martin Figura, all judged by Jessica Hynes, Helen Zaltzman and Jim Bob. Followed by an afterparty with 6 Music DJ Shaun Keaveney behind the decks. 7pm for the deathmatch, £8. Party starts at 9pm, £5. All profits go to Comic Relief.
- The fantastic and innovative Sock Mob, the "informal volunteer network that engages with London's street people through regular weekly walks", will be holding two of its Unseen Walks today at 5pm and 7pm, with all proceeds going to Comic Relief. Check website for details of locations.
- The Tiger Pub in Camberwell are having an arty sort of day - from 4pm, if you're an artist you can make some art to be displayed and sold for Comic Relief, or you could dress as your favourite historical figure and have your photo taken in a professional photo shoot. Also, cakes!
- Belsize Community Choir will be performing an evening of "light classical songs & music, gospel & folk songs" at St. Peter's Church, Belsize Square, taking donations on entrance.
- The CLF Art Cafe are hosting 'The South London Soul Train' at the Bussey building in Peckham from 10pm-2am. Jazzhead Chronic runs proceedings and there'll be a special old-skool rare funk set from Ray Keith. Entrance is free with donations on the door, and red nose-themed fancy dress is encouraged.