Late-night television and news fans miss Jon Stewart. In these politically charged times, his presence and comedy on The Daily Show, or a different medium, would be welcomed. Instead, it will still be some time before he returns to the daily grind of the small screen. However, fans of Stewart’s will be pleased to see his semi-fresh face in promos for HBO’s upcoming Night of Too Many Stars.
The benefit, which will air live November 18 at 8 PM Eastern on HBO, is a comedic show designed to raise awareness and money to fight autism. The full show title is Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs.
2017 makes more than a decade of this star-studded event created by comedy writer Robert Smigel, though the first that will air on HBO. Stewart has been host for 12 years running. Besides raising awareness, Smigel also hopes to raise money for “autism schools, programs and services.”
Stewart is the headliner and host, though he will be flanked by a seemingly endless number of friends, including fellow late-night heavyweights Stephen Colbert and John Oliver. Some of the other big names that will be in attendance and entertaining the viewers are Louis C.K., Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, and Ben Stiller. This cause is able to get some of the biggest names in comedy, television, and film all in one place, all for a great cause.