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[02/03/15 - 09:15 AM]
Comedy Central Announces Talent for "Night of Too Many Stars," Taping Saturday February 28th at the Beacon Theatre in New York City
Jon Stewart will once again host the annual event, airing Sunday, March 8 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

COMEDIC ALL-STARS UNITE FOR COMEDY CENTRAL'S "NIGHT OF TOO MANY STARS: AMERICA COMES TOGETHER FOR AUTISM PROGRAMS" HOSTED BY JON STEWART

Talent Includes Bill Burr, Louis C.K., Larry David, Jon Hamm, John Oliver, Paul Rudd, Amy Schumer, Martin Short and Larry Wilmore

"Night of Too Many Stars" Tapes at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Saturday, February 28

"Night of Too Many Stars" to Air on Comedy Central on Sunday, March 8 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT with Live Wrap-Arounds From Jon Stewart and Other Comedic Talent

NEW YORK, February 3, 2015 - Comedy Central and Jon Stewart's Busboy Productions announced today the first group of comic all-stars booked for its autism benefit, "Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs." Taping on Saturday, February 28, from the Beacon Theatre in New York City, the benefit for autism programs will feature Stewart hosting an evening filled with live performances, sketches and short films from a roster of comedy all-stars. "Night of Too Many Stars" will premiere on Comedy Central on Sunday, March 8 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Performers including Bill Burr, Louis C.K., Jon Hamm, John Oliver, Paul Rudd and Amy Schumer will join host Stewart at the Beacon Theatre for the taping on Saturday, February 28. Celebrities manning the phone banks during the March 8 live event will include Larry David, Martin Short and Larry Wilmore. Additional talent for both nights will be announced shortly.

For more information about the event and submitting donations to New York Collaborates for Autism, fans can go to www.cc.com/toomanystars.

This year's event will premiere on Comedy Central on Sunday, March 8 with additional live wrap-arounds featuring a celebrity phone bank, allowing viewers to call in during the airing to donate while speaking with additional comedic and celebrity heavyweights.

Since 2006, "Night of Too Many Stars" has raised over $18 million. In 2012, "Night of Too Many Stars," through its partner organization New York Collaborates for Autism, gave almost $4 million in grants to 50 programs in 20 states.

Autism now affects an estimated 1 in 68 American children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls), a ten-fold increase in prevalence in 40 years. "Night of Too Many Stars" will benefit a variety of autism education and family service programs across the country, in support of the overabundance of individuals with autism and their families who so desperately need quality services.

Available on-air, online and on-the-go, Comedy Central (www.cc.com) is the #1 brand in comedy and is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB and VIA).

Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, apps, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 160 countries and territories. Viacom's media networks, including MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, Comedy Central, TV Land, SPIKE, Tr3s, Paramount Channel and VIVA, reach approximately 700 million television subscribers worldwide. Paramount Pictures, America's oldest film studio, is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com. Keep up with Viacom news by following Viacom's blog at blog.viacom.com and Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/Viacom.





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