Stars Sign On For Comedy Central Autism Benefit
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.
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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.