NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- COMEDY CENTRAL announced today that Carly Rae Jepsen, Chris Matthews, Paula Deen, Steve Schirripa along with "Jersey Shore" stars Jenni "JWoww" Farley and Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola will join the star-studded line up for the taping of "Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together For Autism Programs" on Saturday, October 13 at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. The special will premiere on COMEDY CENTRAL on Sunday, October 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
This year's event will feature the theme "America Comes Together," featuring pairings of celebrity rivals or polar opposites coming together and agreeing that Autism is a cause worth supporting. The show will premiere on COMEDY CENTRAL on Sunday, October 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT with additional live wrap-arounds from "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" studio in New York City, featuring a celebrity phone bank, allowing viewers to call in during the airing to donate while speaking and even video chatting with additional stars and comedic heavyweights. Stewart will also host the live wrap-arounds.
Previously announced talent includes Hannibal Buress, Bill Burr, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Tom Morello, Tracy Morgan, Katy Perry, Amy Poehler and Seth Rogen whom will be at the Beacon Theatre for the taping on Saturday, October 13. Fred Armisen, Matthew Broderick, Andy Cohen, Anderson Cooper, Jimmy Kimmel, Jack McBrayer, Julianne Moore, Bob Saget, Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Sudeikis, and Meredith Vieira will be manning the phone bank during the live event on October 21.
Tickets for "Night of Too Many Stars" are on sale at ticketmaster.com and beacontheatre.com. VIP Benefit tickets can be purchased by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Geico is the on-air and digital sponsor for "Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs." Event sponsors also include White Castle, Tommy Hilfiger and Supersmile.
Since 2006, "Night of Too Many Stars" has raised over $9 million. In 2010, "Night of Too Many Stars," through its partner organization New York Collaborates for Autism, gave more than $3.2 million in grants to 41 programs in 13 states. Autism is on the rise and now affects 1 in 88 children and 1 in 54 boys. "Night of Too Many Stars" will benefit a variety of autism schools, services and programs across the country, in support of the overabundance of individuals with autism and their families who so desperately need quality services.
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