• Night of Too Many Stars: Paul Rudd’s Wang, Shoplifting with John Oliver, And So Much More

    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,

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    Comedian, father of a child with autism blasts the term ‘photo wrecker’ and lazy comedy

    Unlike anyone else I know, I live in a world of very conflicting points of view. The comedian side of me knows how hard it is to make an audience laugh. If you want to kill the humor, try to make comedians behave like politicians–- going over every word they say to the point where nothing ever feels off-the-cuff. My stand-up idols were always the most shocking, in-your-face comics– George

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    First autistic Miss America contestant will perform stand-up comedy

    Although we’re not huge fans of beauty contests, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention this cool little tidbit about Miss Montana’s role in tomorrow night’s Miss America pageant. It turns out that Alexis Wineman, 18, is the youngest contestant ever competing this year and she’s also the first contestant with autism. And, get this– she’ll be performing stand-up comedy during the talent portion of the show. Even better, her

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    Tears flow after Katy Perry and 11-year-old sing at Comedy Central autism benefit (Video)

    If you were following along with my live blog from last Saturday’s taping of Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars, you’ve already heard about Katy Perry’s incredibly moving duet with 11-year-old autistic girl Jodi DiPiazza. The special airs this Sunday at 8 pm ET, but Perry’s entire performance is here now. I challenge you to watch it and not cry.

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    Rob Riggle will claim your fart for charity (Video)

    Rob Riggle is an actor, comedian and marine. And now he’s a fart claimer. It’s that time of the year(s) again, time for Comedy Central’s biennial telethon/fundraiser/cornucopia-of-comedy charity event to benefit Autism charities, Night of Too Many Stars. Along with a long list of like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Fred Armisen, Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Rogen, Rob Riggle is doing his part by claiming your fart. Later this month, the

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    How improv comedy makes me a better parent to my autistic daughter

    Seriously, I can’t bitch. I’ve gotten everything I asked for. As a kid, I had only one prayer: “Jesus Christ (for, that was my God) please make my life not so boring.” Action was what I expected out of suburban Ohio and I got it. In Ohio, yes even in Ohio, freaks abide, my friends, freaks do abide. In the early ‘90s I spent most of my free time in

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    Louis C.K. surprises Boston with a charity show for autism awareness

    Louis C.K. has just made Boston-area comedy fans’ Monday a lot less crappy. We’re told he decided to perform at the Wilbur Theater this Monday to raise money for the New England Center For Children, whose mission is “to transform the lives of children with autism worldwide through education, research, and technology.” The organization has been long-supported by C.K.’s friend, Robert Smigel, famous comedy writer and creator and voice of

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    Bridgetown Comedy Festival: Day 1

    PORTLAND, OR – The first night of Portland’s 4th annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival began last night and the skies of Oregon shined down. Literally. Like, it was over 50 degrees, you guys. There was sunshine. Every hipster in attendance was excited, but they would never tell you that. With 19 shows at eight venues along the popular Hawthorne Boulevard – there was a lot of laughter to be had. Though

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    Comedy Central's bi-annual autism benefit returns

    Comedy Central and Jon Stewart’s Busboy Productions will join together again for their third bi-annual charity event Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert For Autism Education. The concert will be hosted again by Jon Stewart and will have appearances by comedians Lewis Black, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Joel McHale, John Oliver, Chris Rock, and Sarah Silverman with many more to be announced.

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    Comedian's televised autism joke outrages viewers

    Did this comic take it too far when joking about autistic kids? Australian comic Russel Kane has viewers of the show Good News Week, recorded during the Melbourne comedy festival, enraged over a comment he made on the air regarding children with autism. Here’s what went down: Earlier in the festival, Kane had engaged in a lively televised comedy debate with show host Paul McDermott. Referencing back to that moment

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    Exclusive photos from Comedy Central's 'Night of Too Many Stars'

    Photos by TRACI GILLAND Robert Smigel and Triumph Sarah Silverman Blue Man Group Amy Poehler and Will Arnett Richard Belzer and his pooch Rosie O’Donnell Kelsey Grammer and wife Camille Jonah Hill Susie Essman Tina Fey  

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