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Check out clips from the Night of Too Many Stars

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 16th 2006 3:41PM

Bob Odenkirk and David CrossThat was quite an impressive lineup of comics on Comedy Central last night, eh? The Night of Too Many Stars was a benefit for autism charities that attracted the likes of Jon Stewart (who hosted), Steve Carell, David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, Jerry Seinfeld, Borat, Will Ferrell, Triumph The Insult Comic Dog, and many others.

CCInsider (that's the Comedy Central site for video and other content) has some great clips of the event, including Cross and Odenkirk's banter about American Idol-type shows, Triumph singing about people like Star Jones and Kathie Lee Gifford, Ricky Gervais' routine about not doing enough for charity, and Jimmy Fallon impersonating Bee Gee Barry Gibb during the auction part of the show.

OK, so I'm not really sure what's up with Fallon's Gibb impersonation. Does Gibb really dance and do karate moves like that?

[via Best Week Ever]

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After reading the other comments, I have to agree that there were some hilarious parts of the show. I guess when I wrote mine it was the ones I hated that were stuck in my mind.

Here's hoping they edit Short and Ferrell out of the show. And as much as I love them, I could do without Colbert and Stiller as well.

Did anyone notice during the part with David Cross there was a brief shot of Silverman and her bf (forget his name) during the clip of the fake talent show? Oh how I would have donated twice as much to hear some material from her.

October 17 2006 at 9:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dan Kalmick

Ok, i'm going to throw this out there...I've seen many many Oscar and Emmy broadcasts...but...was it just me, or was this one of the poorly produced live shows in recent time. The delay between "LA" and NY was terrible and the bit with Ben Stiller, you could actually hear the audio delay. Everyone's mic was static-y and Jon Stewart couldn't find the camera to save his life. I love Jon Stewart, but the production values for a 2 hour live show seemed a little weak. Other than that...it was entertaining as long as you got to skip through the commercials.

October 17 2006 at 1:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I tend to agree that the show was pretty boring for the most part, with periodic bright spots. Both Seinfeld and Gervais had a couple of funny jokes, and the rich cats thing was a riot, but otherwise most of the laughs seemed very forced.

On the other side of the coin, it was very nice to see stars actually pledging money rather than just lip service.

October 16 2006 at 6:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Fallon's Barry Gibb was a character reprise of an SNL skit he did a few years back. He was Barry and Justin Timberlake was Robin. It was one of the few classic, i.e. funny, skits from the past half decade.

Triumph's song was laugh-out-loud funny and Jack Black's song was very clever. The rest of the show was very hit-n-miss, but I must disagree with the first poster and state that Seinfeld's monologue was very good.

The show was very bold and asked for sizable donations right there on the spot from audience members. Jerry Lewis sure never did that.

October 16 2006 at 4:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'm too young to know anything about Barry Gibb, but it seemed to be a somewhat insensitive impression, given the focus of the evening. He seemed like someone with autism + tourette's.

Overall I thought it was kinda boring. Martin Short was the worst part of the evening, but other's were dismal as well. My favorite part would have to be Jack Black's song about other charities taking the night off. Sadly, it was all downhill from there. Jerry Seinfeld's routine on cell phones almost seemed like Jimmy Fallon doing an impression of Jerry Seinfeld. So predictable and boring.

October 16 2006 at 4:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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