Hollywood Gives Back | Red Nose Day – Jack Black and Felix In Uganda (Episode Highlight)

Posted June 11, 2015 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Charity ~ 6,556 views


Jack Black recently traveled to Uganda to meet with underprivileged kids as part of the Red Nose Day campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness and money for impoverished children and young adults. In the clip below, Jack meets with Felix, a 12-year-old homeless boy.

In the beginning, Jack promises his viewers that he’ll try his best to gold back tears and not cry, but this proves to be very difficult. While visiting an underprivileged community, Jack speaks about the good he sees in the locals, even though the town in tarnished by desperation and danger. “It’s no place for a kid to grow up,” he says, fighting back tears.


When he talks to Felix, he is immediately overcome with emotion as he listens to the homeless boy. Felix simply has one wish – he wants an education.

“He wants an education, and I think that’s not a lot to ask,” the actor says.

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Thomas Jacob “Jack” Black (born August 28, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, singer, and producer. His acting career has been extensive, starring primarily in comedy films. He is best known for his roles in High Fidelity, Shallow Hal, School of Rock, King Kong, Nacho Libre, Tropic Thunder, The Holiday, Bernie and the Kung Fu Panda films. Black is considered a member of the so-called Frat Pack, a loose grouping of comic actors who have appeared together from an early age in various Hollywood films. He has been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. He is the lead vocalist of the comedic rock group Tenacious D, which he formed in 1994 with friend Kyle Gass.

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