9:04pm PT by Katherine Schaffstall
Bono, Will Ferrell, Kristen Bell and More Visit 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' for Charity Special
Jimmy Kimmel Live! aired its fourth annual (RED) benefit show on Monday.
The host was joined by Bono, Will Ferrell, Kristen Bell, Channing Tatum, Snoop Dogg, Mila Kunis, Pharrell, Chris Rock, Brad Paisley and Zoe Saldana throughout the night.
“It’s refreshing to see so many stars joining forces to put a stop to something other than our president,” Kimmel said of his all-star roster of guests.
The special episode also featured a (RED) Shopathon, which showcased many (RED) products and experiences for the most recent campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to raise money and awareness for the fight against AIDS.
The special began with Kimmel and Bell hosting a QVC-style showcase of products for viewers to bid on to raise funds for (RED). Shortly thereafter they were joined by Rock, when they recognized his voice coming from an Alexa speaker.
"Chris, you're the voice of Alexa?" Bell asked.
"Yeah, I'm the voice of a lot of things," the comedian replied. "I've actually been living up Shaq's ass for the last few years, I voice him."
When the trio opened the floor to questions from the audience, a familiar face showed up: Ferrell. The Saturday Night Live alum had a number of queries and asked each while wearing a different costume. He then stole a Vespa scooter.
Later, Bell, Kunis and Tatum posed for a selfie with Kimmel’s head of security and sidekick, Guillermo.
Bono and Pharell took the stage to perform a stripped-down version of “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees.
Saldana, whom Bell referred to by her Marvel character’s name, Gamora, joined the show to help sell beauty supplies, but Guillermo had already taken most of the supplies. While the two actresses were tending to the mess he had left, Paisley appeared to lend a helping hand.
Later, the night took a more serious turn as Kimmel sat down with Bono to talk about the foundation and the crisis that AIDS still poses. "It’s like, can you imagine Neil Armstrong getting in sight of the moon and then turning back?" Bono told the host of efforts to fight the deadly virus. The U2 singer went on to talk about his partnership with Lady Gaga. The two are currently working on a song together as part of a sweepstakes contest to raise funds for (RED).
Snoop Dogg offered a cooking experience for one of his fans, including some special brownies, while Paisley promised to auction off a signed guitar and a chance to come onstage at one of his concerts to play the encore with him and his band.
The show concluded with all the stars convening onstage for a sing-along, the theme of which was their fame and fortune and resulting obligation to help those with AIDS. “If we don’t help people with AIDS, we’re going to hell,” they sang together in the chorus.
Bono, who co-founded the (RED) organization, sat down with Kimmel for an interview during last year's special episode. Barack Obama, Ashton Kutcher, Bryan Cranston, Rita Wilson and Bell also appeared during the third annual benefit show.
The event took place ahead of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1.