Monday, October 09, 2006

Comedy Central Benefit for Autism Awareness This Sunday

Comedy Central is producing its first live, on-air and online special event this Sunday at 8 p.m., to raise money to benefit education and research programs for children and adults with autism.

"Night of Too Many Stars" is taking place at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show, hosts this event. Performers include musicians like Elvis Costello and Moby, comedians like Stephen Colbert, Will Ferrell, Mike Myers, Ben Stiller and Steve Carell. NBC News anchor Brian Williams also is slated to appear.

The live performance will benefit two education centers for students with autism, the Alpine Learning Group in Paramus, N.J., and the New York Center for Autism Charter School in New York City, among other autism education programs and the Autism Speaks advocacy group.

So if you can't go, you can watch on TV and the Internet. And if you have Apple iTunes, you can buy a video of the show for $1.99 starting on Monday, and the proceeds go to the autism organizations cited above. See more information about that option in this press release.

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