'Night of Too Many Stars' Celeb Phone Bank Really Lets You Chat With Celebs & It's All For A Great Cause
Wanna talk to a celebrity? It might be easier than you think — and it'll involve a great cause. On Sunday night, Comedy Central aired the fundraiser Night of Too Many Stars , which takes place every three years and has raised more than $18 million towards educational programs and services for the autistic community since 2006. Jon Stewart hosted the star-studded laugh fest that was taped on Feb. 28 at the Beacon Theater in New York City and aired with live segments from the celeb-filled phone bank on Sunday night. And yup, you can actually talk (or FaceTime!) with a star as you donate.
Celebrities answering phones include Martin Short, Seth Meyers, Larry David, Susan Sarandon, Fred Armisen, Cecily Strong, Aidy Bryant, Andy Cohen, Ronan Farrow, and Ben McKenzie, among many others. The special noted that just like PBS, Night of Too Many Stars is also offering gifts to those who donate. If you donate $75, you can get a Night of Too Many Stars tote bag adorned with the special's logo and the words "Suck It, PBS." They've also teamed up with Omaze to offer a lot of fun experiences to benefit the cause, which include tickets to Stewart's final taping of The Daily Show, the opportunity to be drawn into The Simpsons, and to have Judd Apatow direct a six-second Vine video for you.
You might be saying thinking that sure, there are celebs in that phone bank, but no real people are getting to talk to them — and you would be wrong. Real folks who actually got into the celeb queue and got to chat with the stars shared their reactions on Twitter. Pretty cool, eh?
Chatting With Orange Is The New Black's Uzo Aduba
Call & Watch What Happens With Andy Cohen
Can't Curb Your Enthusiasm While Chatting With Larry David
Gab About Gotham With Benjamin McKenzie
Talking With Today's Hoda Kotb & Willie Giest
Chatting With Late Night Host Seth Meyers
And FaceTime With Fred Armisen
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