Comedy Central is bringing back its “Night of Too Many Stars” benefit fund-raiser show for 2012, with Jon Stewart returning as host.
The performance lineup so far includes Hannibal Buress, Bill Burr, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Amy Poehler and Seth Rogen — plus Bill O’Reilly from FOX News and Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello. It’ll tape Oct. 13, 2012, at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. When the special airs on Oct. 21, 2012, Comedy Central also will have live phone banks, with Fred Armisen, Andy Cohen, Jack McBrayer, Bob Saget, Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Sudeikis among those answering your phone calls to make donations.
More lineup additions are expected both for performers and phone-bank workers.
Night of Too Many Stars, 2012 edition, also will include live wrap-around coverage from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart studio in New York City, with Stewart hosting that as well.
Tickets 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, $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.
The “Night of Too Many Stars” benefits have raised more than $9 million since 2006 to help a variety of autism programs across the country. The most recent benefit, in 2010, gave more than $3.2 million in grants to 41 programs in 13 states.