Comic Relief: Game Master Jay’s Darwen Quiz for Red Nose Day

East Lancashire’s favorite quiz master is running six special quizzes to help with this year’s Red Nose Day.

Darwen’s Jay Flynn, who received an MBE this year, is involved in fundraising for Comic Relief and will host six quizzes in March.

His live quizzes will take place every Thursday and Saturday night from March 3-19 and will help raise funds for Red Nose Day 2022, which returns on Friday March 18.

The money raised will help support vital, life-changing work, tackling issues such as homelessness, domestic violence, poverty and mental health issues in the UK and around the world.

Jay said: “I’m so happy to be supporting this year’s Red Nose Day. Looking back on the past two years, I’m very proud of the money we’ve raised and how the quizzes have brought people together from all over the world. Supporting charities is central to everything we have done.

“The generosity of our quiz community is overwhelming. It’s amazing to think that together we have raised over £1.3m and been able to help so many different charities large and small.

“I know they will all be supporting Red Nose Day this year to raise money and have fun doing it.

“All the money raised for Comic Relief will help people here in the UK and around the world to free themselves from poverty, violence and discrimination.”

Lancashire Telegraph: Jay Flynn with his first world record.  Photo credit: Guinness World Records

Jay’s quizzes became a viral sensation during the pandemic when, in March 2020, a lockdown-inspired online quiz aimed at friends and family was accidentally made public on Facebook and attracted more than 180,000 people.

The bi-weekly quizzes have raised money for various good causes and in 2021 Jay was awarded an MBE for his services to charity.

Jay’s Pub Virtual Quiz still attracts thousands of players each week.

Jay also wrote a quiz for the Red Nose Day 2022 fundraising pack, which is full of ideas on how to raise money for Comic Relief and have fun doing it.

If you’d like to take part in Jay’s Virtual Pub Quiz for Comic Relief, you can go to, follow @thevirtualpubquiz on Instagram and @TheVirtualPubQ1 on Twitter, or like Jay’s Virtual Pub Quiz on Facebook.

To learn more and for lots of great fundraising ideas, visit:

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