In honor of Comedy Central’s every-two-year tradition, the Night of Too Many Stars extravaganza, the cable juggernaut decided to pull out all the stops this time around and give fans what they’ve really been itching for: that is, a boozy shoplifting spree with John Oliver, and one lucky audience member’s glimpse of Paul Rudd’s, um, own member. (Almost sounds like one star too many…?)
Hosted by our favorite soon-to-be-ex-fake newsman, Jon Stewart (sob), the annual charity telethon combines two things we really love: fundraising for autism research, and thousands of LPH (that’s Laughs Per Hour). At the show’s taping over the weekend, it was revealed that the prize stakes are higher than ever this year. Namely, donors competed to watch some of their favorite high profile comedians sacrifice dignity for charity. Big names like Chris Rock, Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, and Steve Buscemi all auctioned off strange and hilarious opportunities for the highest bidders, but it was the antics of Rudd that perhaps stole the show. Standing next to a spinning “Wheel of Rudd” (think Wheel of Fortune but more doggishly cute), the actor let donors spin the wheel for a chance to slap him, or touch his face, Travolta-style, or to feed him as though he were a baby bird. And finally, after some wheel manipulation from Stewart, “See Penis” was selected, and the rest is Hollywood wang history.
Check out all the fun of Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars, airing March 8 at 8/7c.