Laugh is the best cure for everything. That should be the the new motto of US Surgeon General. Because how else Jon Stewart, Steve Carell, Lewis Black, Ricky Gervais, Tracy Morgan and many other celebrities would have a successful fundraiser to benefit autism awareness and education?
“Night Of Too Many Stars,” a two-and-a-half hour special on Comedy Central aired on Thursday, October 21.
Hosted by Jon Stewart, the broadcast included prerecorded segments in addition to phone-in telethon live from L.A. Tom Hanks, George Clooney, Lary David, Jim Parsons, Lauren Graham, Peter Krause, Jason Alexander, Betty White, Bryan Cranston, Zach Galifianakis took turns at the phone banks.
And who wouldn’t want to loosen up those purse strings if Chris Rock would call your ex and curse him with words only he could come up. Or for $10,000 have Steve Carell exhale your name ( in this case – Naomi Watts) in pre-orgasmic voice over and over again. One lucky lady even got a personal lesson from Conan O’Brien on how to be the infamous Masturbating Bear.
“It’s better to give than to receive—especially in prison,” chimed in Ricky Gervais.
Tina Fey’s swimsuit edition calendars sold faster than popcorn at a movie theater.
“Sadly, the Tina Fey glasses calendar did not sell well,” she said.
Even though the problem of autism is a very serious issue, this event is a living proof of the fact that we can lighten up the atmosphere with laughter, keep awareness in check and keep the money rolling to help the cause.
If you missed the fundraiser, you can still bid on some interesting items at www.ComedyCentral.com
Check out Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert in “Everybody’s Talking ‘Bout Sully!”.
|Night of Too Many Stars||Thursday, October 21, 2010|
|Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert – “Everybody’s Talking ‘Bout Sully|
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About the Author: Svitlana Kurylo is a passionate writer, who loves life, comedy and firmly believes that laughter is the best cure for all diseases, even warts. She is currently trying to prove to the world that dreams do come true.