ALL-STAR AUTISM BENEFIT NIGHT OF TOO MANY STARS: AMERICA UNITES FOR AUTISM PROGRAMS, HOSTED BY JON STEWART, TO BE PRESENTED LIVE ON HBO NOV. 18
Newly Confirmed Participants Include J.J. Abrams, Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper, Howie Mandel, Chris Rock And Ben Stiller, With Others To Be Announced
Airing on HBO for the first time, NIGHT OF TOO MANY STARS: AMERICA UNITES FOR AUTISM PROGRAMS will be seen live SATURDAY, NOV. 18 at 8:00 p.m. (ET)/5:00 p.m. (PT). Presented in partnership with NEXT for AUTISM from The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, the all-star benefit will be hosted by Jon Stewart and include stand-up performances, sketches and short films.
J.J. Abrams, Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper, Howie Mandel, Chris Rock and Ben Stiller have been confirmed as participants, joining a previously announced lineup that includes Stephen Colbert, Abbi Jacobson, Jordan Klepper, Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney, Olivia Munn, John Oliver and Adam Sandler. Other participants will be announced as they are confirmed.
The special will also stream live on HBO NOW and HBO GO and subsequently be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.
With an estimated 1 in 68 children currently affected by autism, NIGHT OF TOO MANY STARS was created by comedy writer and performer Robert Smigel to support autism schools, programs and services and has raised more than $24 million to date. The benefit was originally presented on Comedy Central and has been hosted by Jon Stewart since 2005.
NEXT for AUTISM (formerly New York Collaborates for Autism) is a non-profit organization that strategically designs, launches and supports innovative programs to improve the lives of people living with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Over the past 14 years, it has built five model programs, aiming to address the needs of the autism community, including opening the NYC Autism Charter School in Harlem and building the Center of Autism and the Developing Brain, a state-of-the-art clinical center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. To learn more, visit NEXTforAutism.org.
NIGHT OF TOO MANY STARS: AMERICA UNITES FOR AUTISM PROGRAMS is produced by Busboy Productions and White Cherry Entertainment and directed by Michael Dempsey. The live event will be executive produced by Robert Smigel, Jon Stewart, Chris McShane, Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss.
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