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Definition of Comic Relief from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Comic Relief

 
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a British charity organization that was started in 1985 by a group of comedy actors to raise money for poor people and people with special disadvantages. Once every two years there are comedy programmes on television in which the actors and presenters ask people to send money for various charities. On the same day people do silly or amusing things to raise money.