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Comedians standup for charity

Laff lines deliver the goods at autism benefit

NEW YORK

comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars benefit for autism education, drew comic heavyweights including Ricky Gervais, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Chris Rock and Robin Williams, who helped auction off a “Modern Family” walk-on role for $30,000 to a couple who appeared to be teenagers.

“Ladies and gentleman, the lovely Madoff children are here tonight,” Williams joked.

Other highlights of the Beacon Theater benefit, emceed by Jon Stewart to air Oct. 21, included Tina Fey promoting a faux swimsuit calendar and Rock’s offer, to the highest bidder, to call a guest’s ex and curse him or her out.

For a mere $20,000 a young woman’s wish came true when the comedian put her ex on speakerphone and proceeded to call him every profanity in the book.

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