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[09/16/10 - 10:06 AM]
Talent Added to Comedy Central's On-Air Charity Special 'Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education' Hosted by Jon Stewart
New additions include Rob Corddry, Bryan Cranston, Larry David, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Will Forte, Jim Gaffigan, Jeff Garlin, Jimmy Kimmel, Tracy Morgan, Jim Parsons, Sofia Vergara and Rainn Wilson.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

Rob Corddry, Bryan Cranston, Larry David, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Will Forte, Jim Gaffigan, Jeff Garlin, Jimmy Kimmel, Tracy Morgan, Jim Parsons, Sofia Vergara and Rainn Wilson Added to COMEDY CENTRAL's On-Air Charity Special 'Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert For Autism Education' Hosted By Jon Stewart

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings To Perform Throughout The Evening As The Special's House Band

Appearances By Lewis Black, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Joel McHale, John Oliver, Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman, Triumph The Insult Comic Dog And More To Be Announced

"Night Of Too Many Stars" To Tape At The Beacon Theatre in New York City On Saturday, October 2 With Tickets Available At www.ticketmaster.com or www.beacontheatre.com

"Night Of Too Many Stars" To Air On COMEDY CENTRAL On Thursday, October 21 At 9:00 PM ET/PT With Live Wrap-Arounds From Jon Stewart And Other Comedic All-Stars

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 -- COMEDY CENTRAL announced today that its biennial/bi-coastal event, "Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert For Autism Education," has added comedians Will Forte, Jim Gaffigan and Tracy Morgan, who will join the New York star-studded line-up and Rob Corddry, Bryan Cranston, Larry David, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jeff Garlin, Jimmy Kimmel, Jim Parsons, Sofia Vergara and Rainn Wilson will be manning the phone banks during the LA live event, with more celebrities to be announced. Also joining the New York festivities as the evening's house band will be Brooklyn's own soul/funk sensations Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings. Taping on Saturday, October 2 from the Beacon Theatre in New York City, the benefit for Autism education programs will feature Jon Stewart hosting an evening filled with live performances, sketches and short films from a roster of comedy all-stars.

This year's event will premiere on COMEDY CENTRAL on Thursday, October 21 at 9:00 PM ET/PT with additional live wrap-arounds from Los Angeles, featuring a celebrity phone bank, allowing viewers to call in during the airing to donate while speaking with additional comedic heavyweights. Stewart will also host the live wrap-arounds.

Previously announced performers raising money to help ease the severe shortage of effective schools and education programs for autistic children and adults at the October 2 taping include Lewis Black, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Joel McHale, John Oliver, Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman, Triumph The Insult Comic Dog and more to be announced.

"Night Of Too Many Stars" is sponsored by Pepsi Refresh Project and Geico. Event sponsors also include Tommy Hilfiger and White Castle.

Since 2005, the "Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert For Autism Education" has raised close to seven million dollars.

"Night Of Too Many Stars" will benefit a variety of Autism education and family service programs across the country, in support of the overabundance of autistic individuals that so desperately need quality services. One exciting new initiative is The Institute for Brain Development - an all-inclusive diagnosis and treatment center positioned to undertake groundbreaking collaborative research into the causes and treatment of Autism spectrum disorders. The Institute is the product of New York Center for Autism's partnership with New York-Presbyterian and its affiliated medical school of Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medical College.

COMEDY CENTRAL's "Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert For Autism Education" is a co-production with Jon Stewart's Busboy Productions.

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 98 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of Viacom Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is www.comedycentral.com.





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