This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
TV Junkie: Interviews at Comedy Central's 'Night of Too Many Stars'
On Saturday October 2, 2010 at the Beacon Theater in NYC we went to Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education" charity event. Before going into the theatre we went to the red carpet where we managed to speak to: John Oliver and Olivia Munn from "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart", comedians Jim Gaffigan and Lewis Black, author and autism advocate Temple Grandin, Emiy Gerson Saines the producer of HBO's film "Temple Grandin", documentarian Soledad O'Brien, and internet phenomenon Tay Zonday, the creator of "Chocolate Rain".
Jon Stewart hosts this event in support of autism education as done by the www.NewYorkCenterForAutism.com. The performances that evening were amazing, and well worth tuning in when the show broadcasts on Comedy Central at 9pm on October 21, 2010, with live auctions, call ins, and additional performances. Text STARS to 90999 to donate $10 to the "Night of Too Many Stars" charity.
We spoke with Olivia Munn of "The Daily Show" at Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars" on October 2, 2010 at the Beacon Theater in NYC [Photo by Thomas Attila Lewis]
Donald Trump was a fading TV presence when the WGA strike put a dent in network schedules.
Pickets are being held outside at movie and TV studios across the city
For some critics, this feels less like a momentous departure and more like a footnote.
Disneyland's famous "Fantasmic!" show came to a sudden end when its 45-foot animatronic dragon — Maleficent — burst into flames.
Leads Ali Wong and Steven Yeun issue a joint statement along with show creator Lee Sung Jin.
Every two years, Desert X presents site-specific outdoor installations throughout the Coachella Valley. Two Los Angeles artists have new work on display.