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Comedy Central lines up all-star autism benefit



Comedy Central proves once again it is more relevant than all three cable news networks combined, drawing millions of celebrities for an autism charity event next month. Well, not millions, but enough to make millions of dollars, anyway.

Stephen Colbert, Larry David, Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais and Sarah Silverman are on board for this year's Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert For Autism Education, the network said Thursday. The AP says the Oct. 21 benefit will include a comedy concert taped at New York's Beacon Theatre, with Steve Carell, Jimmy Fallon, Tracy Morgan, Joel McHale, John Oliver, Chris Rock and Triumph The Insult Comic Dog also lined up. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings will be the house band, automatically making it cooler than any other charity event this year.

Meanwhile, a live telethon from L.A. will break into the recording, with Rob Coddry, Bryan Cranston, Jimmy Kimmel, Jim Parsons, Sofia Vergara and Rainn Wilson among the celebs taking calls for donations. The host of the biennial event will be none other than Jon Stewart, who will no doubt find some way to offend Sarah Palin during the broadcast.


[Last modified: Thursday, September 16, 2010 3:58pm]


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