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Laugh Along with the Biggest Stars in Comedy

Stars joined forces to raise money for autism, and Jon Stewart oversaw it all. Stream the whole show on HBO now.


Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver Clip
John Mulaney Clip
Michelle Wolf Clip
Jodi De Piazzo, Action Play Chorus, Cynthia Erivo Clip
Robert DeNiro, Billy Crystal Clip
JJ Abrams Clip
Lin-Manuel Miranda Voicemail Clip


Felicia M. Johnson Vignette
Dennis Debbaudt Vignette
Spencer Vignette
Carly Fleischmann Vignette
Hosted By

Jon Stewart

J.J. Abrams
Stephen Colbert
Rob Corddry
Robert DeNiro
Edie Falco
Will Forte
Chris Jackson
Abbi Jacobson
Ellie Kemper
Jordan Klepper
Howie Mandel
Hasan Minhaj
John Mulaney
Olivia Munn
Kumail Nanjiani
John Oliver
Chris Rock
The Roots
Andy Samberg
Adam Sandler
Sarah Silverman
Ben Stiller
Michelle Wolf

Get to know us

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Who we are

NEXT for AUTISM is a non-profit organization that transforms the national landscape of services for people with autism by strategically designing, launching and supporting innovative programs.

Jon Stewart returns to television for Night of Too Many Stars, a live show presented from The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. The special will feature stand-up performances, sketches and short films, all part of the effort to raise money and awareness for autism programs.

Our Mission

NEXT For AUTISM believes that individuals with autism have the potential to live fulfilling, productive lives when supported by excellent services and connected to their communities. We continually ask, what’s next for people on the autism spectrum?

The live comedy benefit raises money to create and fund desperately needed schools and services, reaching thousands of individuals, families and communities across the country. Plus, the evening brings a whole lot of laughter.

How we do it

While many organizations engage in advocacy or fund scientific research, NEXT For AUTISM addresses the needs of people with autism and their families across the country, right now. We create and support exceptional educational, clinical, and vocational programs, all cutting-edge, all with an eye towards affecting fundamental shifts in current approaches to autism services.

The famous, funny and famously funny come out for a good cause, and we use their talents to raise awareness and funds for autism programs.