Ahead of Red Nose Day on Friday 15 March, Royal Mail has unveiled a special edition ‘laughing’ postbox with stand-up comedian Hal Cruttenden providing the jokes. The postbox is situated near BBC Headquarters in London – Broadcasting House - and has been created in support of Comic Relief.
The ‘laughing’ postbox - a first for the Company – responds to posted mail by delivering a number of jokes back via audio recorded by Hal Cruttenden. Any member of the public posting mail in the special edition postbox will hear a gag.
The special edition postbox is situated close to Broadcasting House at: 1-2 Langham Place, London, W1B 3DE (opposite The Langham Hotel). It will be in place from 8 March until 22 March 2019.
There will also be a special Red Nose Day postmark that Royal Mail will be distributing across stamped UK mail, driving awareness in the lead up to the night of TV which will be broadcast live on BBC One on Friday 15 March.
A spokesperson for Royal Mail said “In the process of delivering to around 30 million addresses in the UK, six days a week, we really enjoy adding a little extra fun and laughter to the posting of mail – especially when it is in support for such a great cause.”
Liz Warner, CEO at Comic Relief said “We are extremely grateful for Royal Mail’s support on this year’s campaign. The postmark is a lovely way to drive awareness ahead of Red Nose Day.”