The event will premiere on Comedy Central on March 8, with Stewart hosting an evening full of performances, sketches and short films featuring comedy stars. The event raises awareness of autism and money for research and support services.
“Night of Too Many Stars” is set to tape Feb. 28 at the Beacon Theater in New York City, and will air with additional live segments, featuring a celebrity phone bank to take donations from viewers throughout the broadcast. The 2012 edition generated more than $4 million in grants awarded to 50 programs in 20 states.
Held every other year, “Night of Too Many Stars” has raised over $18 million since its debut in 2006, and has featured participants including Katy Perry, Steve Carell, Louis C.K., Tina Fey, Tom Hanks, George Clooney, Chris Rock and others.