NEXT for AUTISM, a nonprofit dedicated to building national programs that enhance the lives of autistic adults, will welcome a star-studded lineup to the return of its popular live comedy event Night of Too Many Stars.
The show, which will take place on Dec. 11 at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, will feature performers including Rachel Bloom, Stephen Colbert, Ron Funches, James Austin Johnson, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Amy Schumer, Jon Stewart and the cast of How to Dance in Ohio. The event will also include a live auction, as NEXT celebrates its 20th anniversary; the organization has funded more than 350 projects at 145 organizations across the United States and impacted more than 100,000 autistic individuals.
The Night of Too Many Stars was created by longtime SNL and Conan writer-producer Robert Smigel and his wife Michelle Smigel, who struggled to find effective education for their autistic son Daniel. The Smigels’ extended comedy family has been supporting this event over the past two decades and has raised over $30 million to support programs that enhance the lives of autistic individuals, particularly in the areas of education, home, work, social, health, and well-being. Past event performers include Steve Carell, George Clooney, Billy Crystal, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, John Oliver, Katy Perry, Amy Poehler, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, Maya Rudolph, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman and Ben Stiller.
The event committee includes Michal Shtender and Michael Auerbach, Tanja and James Dixon, Dee, and Tommy Hilfiger, Dr. Jen Clark and Andy Korbak, Bellanca Smigel Rutter and Mitch Rutter, Jackie and Adam Sandler, Rena and David Schwartzbaum, Laura and Harry Slatkin, Lucia Smigel, Michelle and Robert Smigel, Tracey and Jon Stewart, and Christopher “CJ” Wallace.
Tickets to the event start at $134.55 and will be available to the general public on Friday via Ticketmaster and on Saturday at the Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, and Beacon Theatre box offices.
Source; The Hollywood Reporter