Stewart Hosts Comedy Central Autism Benefit

[caption id="attachment_3852187" align="alignnone" width="460" caption="Courtesy of 123nonstop.com"][/caption] Comedy Central’s annual “Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert For Autism Benefit,” airing Oct. 26 at 9:00 p.m., brings celebrities together to use comedy to help those with disabilities. Hosted by Jon Stewart, the night features names such as Lewis Black, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Joel McHale, John Oliver, Chris Rock and Sarah Silverman. The night will base around prerecorded auctions and taped segments from the Beacon Theater and have live segments from Los Angeles with a celebrity phone bank open for caller donations. Since beginning the benefit event in 2005, the concert has raised just under 7 million dollars for autism education and family service programs including adult autism education. Featured on Comedycentral.com, one preview from the night’s events include Steve Carell auctioning off a chance for a bidder to hold his hand while saying their name and faking an orgasm. In the same spirit of raising money a ridiculous way, Chris Rock auctions off the opportunity for a bidder to have their ex cussed out on stage via speakerphone. Available for bid on the site are multiple items including a Stephen Colbert autographed copy of the Declaration of Independence, a Tina Fey autographed copy of Sarah Palin’s “Going Rouge” and a pregnancy test kit signed by Sarah Silverman. All in all aiming to continue the tradition of doing well with comedy, the “Night Of Too Many Stars” promises to offer up laughs and raise money for a great cause.

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