Why so serious? William Shatner is a little too solemn in the latest promo for NBC's new charity initiative, Red Nose Day. In Us Weekly's exclusive preview of the 30-second spot, Captain Kirk doesn't seem to understand that the comedy-themed telethon isn't the place for Charles Dickens.
In the sneak peek above, watch the Canadian actor, 84, recite A Tale of Two Cities while he figures out what to do with the charity's trademark red clown nose. As the promo's helpful voiceover guy later explains, Red Nose Day is "a night of fun and laughs to raise money for children worldwide."