Stewart hosts fund raising for autism education.
Jon Stewart to host
Mon. Mar. 10 2008 8:25 AM ET
-- After being surrounded by the dramatic heavyweight stars of the
Oscars, Jon Stewart will play host again, this time to a bevy of
will host the second biannual "Night of Too Many Stars: An
Overbooked Benefit for Autism Education" on April 13 at the
Beacon Theater in New York City. The show will air live on Comedy
Central (8 p.m. ET).
night will feature standup routines, sketches and short films from
comic talent, including Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler, Steve Carell,
Tina Fey, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, Sarah Silverman and Amy
second such benefit and was organized in part due to Robert Smigel,
whose son, Daniel, is autistic. Smigel's most famous character,
Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, will also be attendance.
night will raise money for schools and education programs for
autistic children and adults. A portion of the proceeds will also
go to the advocacy group Autism Speaks. The first "Night of
Too Many Stars," held in October 2006, raised more than $2.6
also the first event to air live on Comedy Central. This year's
broadcast will also be streamed online the day after. A $1.99
download of the show will be available on iTunes and xBox Live
Marketplace, with all proceeds going to charity.
appearing will be Matthew Broderick, Jonah Hill, Kevin James,
Rosie O'Donnell and Susie Essman.
Alliance for Autism Research
New York City Walk (Walk F.A.R.)
New York City Walk F.A.R. for NAAR - Spring 2005
M. Fass, New York City Walk Manager