Comedian, crowd whisperer and the man behind the award-winning podcast Never Not Funny, Jimmy Pardo is holding the third annual Pardcast-a-thon that will kicks off Friday, November 25th at 6:00pm PST / 9:00pm EST.
The 12-hour fundraiser will benefit The Smile Train, an international charity that provides cleft palate surgery to those in need, as well as providing training to doctors in the region. It will feature a round-robin of over twenty all-star comedy guests and stream live at http://pardcast.com/ from the ACME Theatre in Los Angeles led by Pardo and his co-hosts Matt Belknap and Pat Francis. So far, Pardcast-a-thon has raised over 55,000 dollars for The Smile Train.
Never Not Funny is a paid subscriber podcast. Currently in its ninth season, the show was made one of iTunes’ “Best in 2006″ and “Best in 2007″ podcasts. It was nominated for a 2006 Weblog Award, a 2007 Podcast Award in the Comedy category and has won a 2008 Rooftop Comedy Award for best Comedy podcast. It was named an Editor’s Pick by Esquire Magazine and “The #1 Relatively Obscure Thing You Need to Be Paying Attention To” by GQ.
In addition to his podcast hosting duties, Pardo also conducts a backstage celebrity interview series called Pardo Patrol as part of Conan O’Brian’s show Conan.
Check out some stand-up from Pardo here, courtesy of YouTube:
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