|Night of Too Many Stars||Thursday, October 21, 2010|
|Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert – “Everybody’s Talking ‘Bout Sully”|
If not, you should have, because it was spectacular. If you’re not familiar with the event, it’s a benefit for autism education that Jon Stewart hosts on Comedy Central. It’s also incredibly awesome.
Some of my favorite bits include the one where Chris Rock and Tracy Morgan sing “Scarborough Fair” and are later joined by Paul Simon (spoiler alert: the three of them end up performing “Gin and Juice” instead), the one where Steve Carell holds hands with Naomi Watts and another woman while simulating an orgasm, and that video above where Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert sing a jaunty little song about 2009’s favorite pilot, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger. I can’t find any video of my very favorite thing that happened at the event though, which was the part where Jim Parsons and Mike Birbiglia sat next to each other and smiled (Bazinga! and Pachoo!, respectively).
So far, they’ve raised just over $3.2 million for autism education, which is pretty impressive. They’re still taking donations though, so if you happen to have any extra income that you’d like to donate, hop on over to the Comedy Central site, and if you don’t have extra money, go ahead and just enjoy the beautiful clips.