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Comedy Central has joined forces with The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart’s Busboy Productions for its star-studded 4th biennial special event, “ Night of Too Many Stars.”   As you all know, some exemplary people give generously to charity because they sincerely want to. While other people have a hard time helping out unless they know they’re getting something in return. This October, Jon Stewart is making sure that you both give and get!

In exchange for your charitable contributions to support Autism programs, Stewart is offering one night of unforgettable television, with a cast packed with so many of his hilarious comedy superstar friends that you just might think that there are “too many.” But honestly, the title is much funnier than it is likely.

Jon StewartJon Stewart also hosts the event, which benefits Autism programs, schools and services across the country. Autism now effects 1 in 88 children and 1 in 54 boys, and this event helps to support the growing number of individuals with this mysterious ailment, and their families in need of quality services.

The show happens every two years, with each show having its own theme. This year’s theme, “America Comes Together”, will feature pairings of celebrity rivals and other grudge-holding talent, who agree to come together on this one night to support the cause. Be prepared to laugh until it hurts as comedic all-stars unite for an evening filled with live performances, sketches and short films.

Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart and Steve Carell

This year’s hilarious talent lineup includes Fred Armisen, Hannibal Buress, Bill Burr, Andy Cohen, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Jack McBrayer, Carly Rae Jepsen, Tom Morello, Tracy Morgan, Bill O’Reilly, Amy Poehler, Seth Rogen, Bob Saget, jerry Seinfeld, Jason Sudeikis and special guest Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.

Tina Fey and Triumph

Some memorable moments from past NOFMS include funnyman Chris Rock cursing out a woman’s ex-boyfriend, SNL alum and 30 Rock star Tina Fey presenting her swimsuit calendar, and Paul Simon rapping to Snoop Dogg’s “Gin & Juice” along with Tracy Morgan cloning Art Garfunkle, appropriately dressed in a 70’s style sweater and signature Garfunkel ‘fro. If you missed any of this, don’t be a dope and miss out again this year!

Chris Rock Tracy Morgan

What memorable moments does NOFMS have in store for you this year? There are two ways to find out: you can purchase tickets for the Saturday, October 13 live taping at 7:30 et in New York City, or you can watch the hilarity by tuning in to Comedy Central on Sunday, October 21 at 8pm et/pt.

Even if you can’t make it to the show in NYC, you can still phone in when the special airs and support this great cause. You will also have a chance to speak to, or even video chat with one of your favorite stars, as celebs will be manning the phone lines, ready to answer your calls and assist you in making a donation. In 2010, “Night of Too Many Stars” and “New York Collaborates for Autism” gave more than $3.1 million in grants to 41 programs in 13 states, and they hope to do even more this year.

The taping is scheduled for Saturday, October 13 at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com or beacontheatre.com, and range in price from $151.25- $649.60.

For more information on the event, the programs it supports or to make a donation, visit nyc4a.org/nightof2manystars. (The Beacon is not very big folks, so if you want to attend the live show, don’t wait to buy your tickets)

VIP Benefit tickets can be purchased by emailing nightoftoomanystars@eventassociatesinc.com. All VIP Benefit tickets, which begin at $1,500 per person, include access to the after-party with talent. For more information about the event, VIP tickets and submitting donations to New York Collaborates for Autism, fans can go to www.cc.com/toomanystars.

“Night of Too Many Stars” airs on COMEDY CENTRAL on Sunday, October 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT

www.Dishmag.com / Issue 139 - September 2018
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