Jimmy Pardo’s ‘Never Not Funny’ plans nine-hour broadcast for charity

Jimmy PardoFans of Never Not Funny, rejoice! The high-profile podcast in its fourth year, hosted by comedian Jimmy Pardo, will be running a staggering nine hour live “Pardcast-a-thon” on Friday, Nov. 27 from 9pm to 6am Pacific time.

But this isn’t just rambling – indeed, the marathon podcast is hilarious rambling for a cause. Pardo, along with producer/co-host Matt Belknap and Pat Francis will raise money and awareness for their favorite charity – The Smile Train.

What is the Smile Train, you ask? According to the organization’s official site:

Unlike many charities that do many different things, The Smile Train is focused on solving a single problem: cleft lip and palate. Clefts are a major problem in developing countries where there are millions of children who are suffering with unrepaired clefts. Most cannot eat or speak properly. Aren’t allowed to attend school or hold a job. And face very difficult lives filled with shame and isolation, pain and heartache. The good news is every single child with a cleft can be helped with surgery that costs as little as $250 and takes as little as 45 minutes.

Apparently, Never Not Funny never knows when to quit – and aren’t we all the luckier for it? Make sure you tune on Nov. 27 at pardcast.com. There will be a donation button on the live stream site with a running tally. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do,” Pardo says of broadcasting throughout the night. “I just didn’t really know if it was possible.”

Emma Kat Richardson

Emma Kat Richardson is a Detroit native and freelance writer living in Austin, Texas. Her work has appeared in xoJane.com, Bitch, Alternative Press, Real Detroit Weekly, 944, and Bust.com. She’s enough of a comedy nerd and cat lady to have named her Maine Coon Michael Ian Cat. Follow her on twitter: @emmakat.

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