Autism Benefit To Air On HBO
Some of the biggest names in comedy are coming together for a nationally-televised event, all to raise money for schools, programs and services for those on the spectrum.
Louis C.K., Stephen Colbert, Abbi Jacobson, Jordan Klepper, John Mulaney, John Oliver, Ben Stiller, Ellie Kemper, Howie Mandel, Chris Rock and Adam Sandler are among the talent lined up for “Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs.”
The show featuring stand-up performances, sketches and short films is hosted by Jon Stewart and will air on HBO where the former “Daily Show” host has a deal.
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Stewart has emceed the event, which previously aired on Comedy Central, since 2005.
Presented live from The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, “Night of Too Many Stars” benefits the nonprofit NEXT for AUTISM, formerly known as New York Collaborates for Autism.
Over the years, the annual show has raised over $24 million for NEXT for AUTISM, which has developed a charter school to serve students with the developmental disorder in Harlem and created the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain at New York Presbyterian Hospital, among other initiatives.
“Night of Too Many Stars” will air Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. ET on HBO.