Watch nerdy stars like Lin-Manuel Miranda and John Boyega try to be Stephen Hawking's new voice

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Mar 27, 2017

Friday was Red Nose Day in the U.K., which meant a fundraising telethon packed with celebrities. The biennial event raises millions for Comic Relief, and it's always a great source of filmed sketches starring everyone from actors and musicians to legends in other fields.

Among this year's offerings was a new sketch starring physicist, author and all-around science legend Stephen Hawking. After using the same now-famous electronic voice for three decades, Hawking is in search of a change. He wants a new sound, and he's holding auditions to find the right one. Hawking is so beloved and revered that numerous celebrities are eager to take the job, and they all send in their audition videos. Among the stars vying for the position: Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega, Rogue One star Felicity Jones, Into the Woods star Anna Kendrick, Microsoft co-founder Bill GatesĀ and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Spoiler alert: Yes, Hawking does "choose" a new voice by the end, but I won't spoil who it is for you. Just watch. The reveal's worth it.

Check out the full sketch below, and head over to the Comic Relief website if you like to donate in support of Red Nose Day.