Jon Stewart to host autism benefit
Published Sep 16 2010, 19:06 BST | By Mike Moody
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has signed to present Comedy Central's star-studded autism benefit.
Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and Sarah Silverman will appear on Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert For Autism Education, reports The AP
Other stars due to star include Larry David, Steve Carell, Jimmy Fallon, Joel McHale, John Oliver and Chris Rock.
The show will consist of a comedy concert to be filmed at the Beacon Theatre in New York.
Soul funk group Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings will serve as the night's house band.
Rainn Wilson, Rob Coddry, Bryan Cranston, Jimmy Kimmel, Jim Parsons and Sofia Vergara will be on hand to take calls from donors during the two-hour broadcast to raise funds for education programmes for autistic children and adults.
The benefit will be broadcast on October 21.