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Tina Fey, Chris Rock and Steve Carell are among the stars who will perform on Comedy Central next month to raise money for education programs for children and adults with autism, the network said Thursday.

Hosted by Jon Stewart, the “Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education” will tape Oct. 2 and air Oct. 21. It will be the third biennial benefit for autism education to be broadcast on Comedy Central.

Other stars scheduled to perform include Lewis Black, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Ricky Gervais, Joel McHale, John Oliver, Sarah Silverman and Triumph The Insult Comic Dog.

What’s more, Sofia Vergara, Rainn Wilson, Larry David, Jimmy Kimmel and other celebrities will be on hand to answer calls from viewers wishing to donate while the program airs.

Since the event began in 2005, it has raised nearly $7 million “to help ease the severe shortage of effective schools and education programs for autistic children and adults,” the network said.

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  1. nicocoer says:

    Dis scoop, normally I like how you address your articles- simple, with the key facts displayed.

    However, the lack of mentioning what org will be managing the funds collected from this event is upsetting. Some orgs are not at all liked by thew community, so stating who is doign this helps people decide if they want to promote it or not.

    For others with my concern, The only explicitly listed org on the comedy Central Website is New York Center for Autism. I don’t know much about this org, but if someone could share what they know it would be greatly appreciated.

  2. mpuma719 says:

    I found this article to be very encouraging. After reading that Steve Carrell, Chris Rock, and many others were performing on Comedy Centrak in order to raise money for educational programs for kids I was excited. Hopefully this will cause more people to be aware of autism and try to devote much more of their time to helping those who have it.

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