Comedy Central’s ‘Night of Too Many Stars’: 6 Parts (Probably) Too Controversial to Air
Last night Crushable attended Comedy Central's Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Benefit for Autism Education, hosted by Jon Stewart. We got some awesome quotes from celebs on the red carpet (including Lewis Black, John Oliver, Jim Gaffigan, Tracy Morgan, Olivia Munn, Ricky Gervais, and Tay Zonday) and then got to watch a live screening of the show that will be shown on Comedy Central on October 21st at 9 p.m. Watching a 3-hour special that will probably be edited down to an hour, we definitely were shown some stuff that is not going to make it to the episode but were friggin' amazing. Here are our top 6 favorite moments from the show you probably won't see.
1. Ricky Gervais' blue ending to his set, “Don't drink and drive. I did it, and almost killed a woman. Didn't: just raped her.” Then he walked offstage.
2. The chick who pledged $20k to come onstage and have Chris Rock call her ex-boyfriend and curse him out. It was maybe the best moment of live television we've ever seen, but we know they are going to censor the hell out of it.
3. The awkward moment where Steve Carell auctioned off the chance to to hold his hand while he faked an orgasm and yelled the winner's name onstage. Two women won, and one of them happened to be Naomi Watts. Too bad no one onstage (Jon Stewart included) seemed to recognize her. Steve Carell had to ask her name several times in fact. She was a good sport about it though, and ponied up $10 grand for the pleasure.
4. Sarah Silverman awarding herself “The Sarah Silverman Award for Autism”…over Temple Grandin. Really funny, but we're not sure if the American public is ready for that kind of joke.
5. Jim Gaffigan's 25 minute set about people who think they're too good for McDonald's. “Oh yeah? Every time you pretend that that Frappacino isn't a milkshake…that's McDonald's. Every time you watch Glee…that's your McDonald's.” We could have watched an hour of this stand-up, but with limited time to show the concert, we doubt it's all going to make the set.
6. Jon Stewart, David Letterman, and several other comics allusion to the firing of Rick Sanchez following the CNN anchor's firing after he made on-air comments about Jews in the media..including Jon Stewart and his own bosses.
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