It started way back in 1985 in response to the Ethiopian famine and has been held every two years or so ever since - launched by Noel Edmonds (that gives you some idea how long it has been going!).
Now there is nothing wrong giving to those who are worse off than ourselves but either do something that brings about permanent change or otherwise what is the point?
Great that people tip up their money for one day every two years but what are those in need going to be getting by on for the other 700 plus days until the next Comic Relief comes around?
Where exactly do you put this piddling financial sticking plaster on the world's needs - particularly those of Africa and the Middle East?
Syria and Iraq are in the middle of civil wars, Libya and Somalia are ungovernable. Nigeria doesn't have the will to even find and rescue its own daughters taken at Chibok some years back.
Half of the sub Sahara population seem to be trying their best to sneak into the EU as illegal migrants. Ebola broke out in Africa and threatened half the world's health for a while, resulting from the 'local's' eating infected bats ffs!
Ninety odd year old Robert Mugabe is the despot still of Zimbabwe and rape and murder is common place in the townships of even the most civilised of Africa numerous countrys - South Africa.
China has ploughed absolute billions buying up all of Africa's resources, yet the country's have untold natural wealth still in raw commodities and gold and diamonds, and the elite there live like lords - yet they are happy to continually plunder their own country's and feather their own private bank accounts and let their own countrymen continue to starve and be uneducated.
I know people can't change the world overnight and you have to start somewhere but surely by now someone must have realised that 30 odd years of Comic Relief is not the answer.
Also do we really think all these 'jolly' chap and chapess comedians are truly that altruistic or do they only rock up every other year to get their face seen because it is simply a good PR exercise for them?
It is about time to knock this and other similar things such as Sports Relief on the head, or if they do persist with it, then at least put the money to good causes in this country - our care for the elderly costs are rocketing, the NHS Trust's are millions over spent - the money could be put to better use than to dig a well somewhere so little Winnie or Nelson do not have to walk 6 miles to carry back to their village polluted water full of cow piss - what's the point anyway when the likes of Boko Harem turn up six weeks later and barbarically chop off their arms for having been given a polio vaccination by a western doctor in an attempt to improve their lives in the first place!
Will you be watching funny old Lenny Henry tomorrow and pledging your hard earned?