Jon Stewart and Crew Give it Up For Autism

Jon Stewart autism benefit
Jon Stewart hosts autism benefit Thursday

Jon Stewart hosts a benefit for autism eduction this Thursday night. The TV event, “A Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education” will raise money for autism education and family services programs around the country.

Comedy Central gives us a sneak peak at the show and it looks well worth the watch — watching Jon Stewart alone for 2 hours would be enough for me — but, for example, Chris Rock auctioned off the chance to have him cuss out your ex, and Steve Carell sold the chance to have him hold your hand while he recreates the diner scene from When Harry Met Sally — two lucky ladies on stage for that.

Since 2006, the show has raised $7 million for the cause. Bringing together the extensive line-up of stars (see below) is former writer and producer for “Saturday Night Live” Robert Smigel, whose son is on the severe end of the autism spectrum.

The show is taped live from the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan.

Here’s the line up of comedians: 

Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell, Tracy Morgan, Tina Fey, Adam Sandler, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Sarah Silverman and more — hence the name, “too many stars.”

Oh, and special appearances that are too many to name, but include Temple Grandin!

Catch the 2 hour event on Comedy Central this Thursday, October 21 at 9pm ET/PT.


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