EDITORS, PLEASE NOTE:
Robert De Niro, Edie Falco, Will Forte, Christopher Jackson, Kumail Nanjiani, Andy Samberg and Sarah Silverman have been confirmed as participants for the all-star benefit NIGHT OF TOO MANY STARS: AMERICA UNITES FOR AUTISM PROGRAMS, to be seen live SATURDAY, NOV. 18 at 8:00 p.m. (ET)/5:00 p.m. (PT) on HBO. In addition, The Roots has been confirmed as house band for the show. The previously announced lineup includes J.J. Abrams, Stephen Colbert, Rob Corddry, Abbi Jacobson, Ellie Kemper, Jordan Klepper, Howie Mandel, Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney, Olivia Munn, Chris Rock, John Oliver, Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller.
HBO is partnering with Facebook and YouTube to stream the show live from HBO's pages, which will enable viewers to watch for free and donate directly through social media.
The special will also stream live on HBO GO and HBO NOW, and be available to subscribers of affiliates participating in the upcoming Free Preview Weekend, which begins this Friday, Nov. 17 and runs through Monday, Nov. 20.
Including stand-up performances, sketches and short films, NIGHT OF TOO MANY STARS: AMERICA UNITES FOR AUTISM PROGRAMS is presented in partnership with NEXT for AUTISM from The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York and hosted by Jon Stewart.
Information on tickets for the live event is at: https://toomanystarshbo.com/ and http://itsh.bo/NOTMSTickets.
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.