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[10/01/12 - 08:59 AM]
Katy Perry to Give Special Performance During the Taping of Comedy Central's(R) "Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs"
Plus: Matthew Broderick, Anderson Cooper, Jimmy Kimmel, Julianne Moore and Meredith Vieira join the celebrity phone bank.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

KATY PERRY TO GIVE SPECIAL PERFORMANCE DURING THE TAPING OF COMEDY CENTRAL'S(R) "NIGHT OF TOO MANY STARS: AMERICA COMES TOGETHER FOR AUTISM PROGRAMS"

Matthew Broderick, Anderson Cooper, Jimmy Kimmel, Julianne Moore and Meredith Vieira Added To Celebrities Manning LIVE Phone Bank During the October 21 Premiere

Biennial Autism Benefit Tapes at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Saturday, October 13 with Tickets Available at ticketmaster.com or beacontheatre.com

"Night of Too Many Stars" to Air on COMEDY CENTRAL on Sunday, October 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT with Live Wrap-Arounds From Host Jon Stewart and Other Comedic Talent

NEW YORK, October 1, 2012 - COMEDY CENTRAL announced today that international superstar Katy Perry joins the all-star roster of celebrities participating in the network's biennial autism benefit hosted by Jon Stewart. In honor of this charity, Perry will treat the audience to a one-time only special performance of "Firework" at "Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs." The special will tape in New York City at the Beacon Theatre on Saturday, October 13 and will premiere on COMEDY CENTRAL on Saturday, 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, Amy Poehler and Seth Rogen at the Beacon Theatre for the taping on Saturday, October 13. Matthew Broderick, Anderson Cooper, Jimmy Kimmel, Julianne Moore and Meredith Vieira will be joining Fred Armisen, Andy Cohen, Jack McBrayer, Bob Saget, Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Sudeikis manning the phone bank during the live event on October 21.

Katy Perry has cemented her status as a best-selling superstar with the global success of her second studio album, Teenage Dream, which debuted at #1 in eight countries and has spent every week in Billboard's Top 200 album sales chart since its release two years ago. She became the only female artist to have five #1 singles from one album on the Billboard Top 100 chart ("California Gurls," "Teenage Dream," "Firework," "E.T." and "Last Friday Night"). The recently-released special edition, Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, added "Part of Me" and "Wide Awake" to Katy's list of nine Top 40 chart-toppers (dating back to her multiplatinum debut album, 2008's One of the Boys, which generated four hit singles: "I Kissed A Girl," "Hot N Cold," "Thinking of You" and "Waking Up In Vegas"). In 2011, she sold out arenas around the globe on her California Dreams Tour. The tour was the subject of this year's 3D feature film, "Katy Perry: Part Of Me," which is already the fourth biggest music documentary of all time, outpacing films from Madonna, U2, and the Rolling Stones.

Tickets for "Night of Too Many Stars" are on sale at ticketmaster.com and beacontheatre.com. VIP Benefit tickets can be purchased by emailing nightoftoomanystars@eventassociatesinc.com. 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.

Available on-air, online and on-the-go, COMEDY CENTRAL is the #1 brand in comedy and is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc.





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