Set to air this Sunday night is Comedy Central's Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs.. Those easily prone to tears when something really sweet and inspiring happens may want to grab a tissue before watching this clip from the event, which features Katy Perry and a young girl as they sing "Firework."
Hosted by Jon Stewart, the biennial autism event is an on-air charity special featuring various celebrities as they aim to promote awareness and earn money for autism programs. In the clip below, Katy Perry duets with a girl named Jodi DiPiazza. The segment begins by chronicling some of what Jodi has gone through in her struggle with autism and how far she's come thanks to the education and support she's received. The set up leads into this very sweet and emotional stage performance, with Jodi at the piano and singing, and Katy Perry joining her.
I refuse to believe I was alone in getting sniffly watching this. Beautiful and inspiring.
Here are a few things to know about Night of Too Many Stars, which airs on Comedy Central on Sunday, October 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Among the celebrities joining the live phone bank are Ed Asner, Samantha Bee, Dane Cook, Bill Hader, Tom Hanks, Jason Jones, Hoda Kotb, Seth Meyers, John Oliver, Al Pacino, Lara Spencer, Kenan Thompson, Allison Williams and Wendy Williams.
LIVE Video Chats with Phone Bank Celebrities will include Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, Bob Saget and Jason Sudeikis to Be Offered to Donors During the Sunday, October 21 Broadcast.
Donor participation to determine the outcome of special stunts. This may include Conan O'Brien getting a spray tan (if you're aware of how pale O'Brien is, you'd understand the true value of such a stunt), and Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman doing a striptease. Make it happen!
Those who donate $100 or more will get a DVD featuring Tracy Morgan and JB Smoove giving audio commentary on Game of Thrones. (That sounds priceless.)
And there will be online auction items, including an Opra Winfrey recording personalized ringtones.
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