Carly Rae Jepsen, Chris Matthews, Paula Deen, Steve Schirripa, Jenni “JWoww” Farley And Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola Added To COMEDY CENTRAL’s “Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together For Autism Programs”

COMEDY CENTRALannounced today thatCarly Rae Jepsen,Chris Matthews,Paula Deen,Steve Schirripaalong with “Jersey Shore” stars Jenni “JWoww” Farley and Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola will join the star-studded line up for the taping of “Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together For Autism Programs” onSaturday, October 13at the Beacon Theatre inNew York City. The special will premiere on COMEDY CENTRAL onSunday, October 21at8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

This year’s event will feature the theme “America Comes Together,” featuring pairings of celebrity rivals or polar opposites coming together and agreeing that Autism is a cause worth supporting. The show will premiere on COMEDY CENTRAL onSunday, October 21at8:00 p.m. ET/PT with additional live wrap-arounds from “The Daily Show withJon Stewart” studio inNew York City, featuring a celebrity phone bank, allowing viewers to call in during the airing to donate while speaking and even video chatting with additional stars and comedic heavyweights. Stewart will also host the live wrap-arounds.

Previously announced talent includes Hannibal Buress,Bill Burr,Stephen Colbert,Tina Fey,Tom Morello,Tracy Morgan,Katy Perry,Amy PoehlerandSeth Rogenwhom will be at the Beacon Theatre for the taping onSaturday, October 13.Fred Armisen,Matthew Broderick,Andy Cohen,Anderson Cooper,Jimmy Kimmel,Jack McBrayer,Julianne Moore,Bob Saget,Jerry Seinfeld,Jason Sudeikis, and Meredith Vieirawill be manning the phone bank during the live event onOctober 21.

Tickets for “Night of Too Many Stars” are on sale atticketmaster.comandbeacontheatre.com. VIP Benefit tickets can be purchased by emailingnightoftoomanystars@eventassociatesinc.com.All VIP Benefit tickets, which begin at$1,500per person, include access to the after-party with talent. For more information about the event, VIP tickets and submitting donations to New York Collaborates for Autism, fans can go towww.cc.com/toomanystars.

Geico is the on-air and digital sponsor for “Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs.” Event sponsors also include White Castle,Tommy Hilfigerand Supersmile.

Since 2006, “Night of Too Many Stars” has raised over$9 million. In 2010, “Night of Too Many Stars,” through its partner organization New York Collaborates for Autism, gave more than$3.2 millionin grants to 41 programs in 13 states. Autism is on the rise and now affects 1 in 88 children and 1 in 54 boys. “Night of Too Many Stars” will benefit a variety of autism schools, services and programs across the country, in support of the overabundance of individuals with autism and their families who so desperately need quality services.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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