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Autism is uniting a slew of celebrities on national television this month from Katy Perry to Paula Deen to the girl behind the summer hit “Call Me Maybe.”

The stars are coming together for Comedy Central’s “Night of Too Many Stars,” a benefit held every other year since 2006 to raise money for autism services across the country.

Hosted by Jon Stewart from “The Daily Show,” this year’s event will feature the likes of Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Seth Rogen and Amy Poehler performing at the Beacon Theatre in New York on Oct. 13.

When the program airs on Comedy Central on Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. ET, celebrities including Matthew Broderick, Anderson Cooper, Jimmy Kimmel, Julianne Moore and Jerry Seinfeld will be on hand to answer phone calls from viewers wishing to donate.

Since the first “Night of Too Many Stars” in 2006, the initiative has brought in more than $9 million, officials at Comedy Central say. The 2010 event alone raised $3.2 million which was distributed to 41 schools, service and other program providers for those with autism in 13 states.

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  1. vmgillen says:

    What, no Jerry Lewis?

  2. Cindy says:

    Ok Comedy Central…if you really care about the integrity and needs of the autistic and disabled in general,stop allowing your Roasts to include disgusting jokes about the disabled. The “R” word gets used and it promotes the bullying of the disabled.

  3. Wendy says:

    “The girl behind the summer hit ‘Call Me Maybe’” — her name is Carly Rae Jepsen. Rather disrespectful and dismissive to refer to her as “the girl,” don’t you think?

    “Autism is uniting a slew of celebrities on national television this month from Katy Perry to Paula Deen to the girl behind the summer hit ‘Call Me Maybe,’ Carly Rae Jepsen.” See? Only three more words to the paragraph, and she gets credit for her pop song AND for being on the show to raise funds for autism.

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