21 out of 22 people found the following review useful:
Good comedy, An even better cause.
matrixbandit from United States
19 October 2006
Hosted by Jon Stewart of the Daily Show, this special brought together
quite an eclectic mix of celebrities; Some known for their comedy,
others just.. well.. known. The one thing they all had in common was
their willingness to put aside their time to help raise money for
people living with autism.
What this special lacked in comedy it more than made up for with an
underlying sense of honest concern for the cause. At times it did seem
to be a little disorganized and some moments that you knew were
supposed to be funny just weren't, but given the impromptu format I
think they did a great job with what they had available. (It's hard to
rehearse something when you aren't even completely sure which celeb's
will actually end up attending)
Jon Stewart did a great job recovering the event from any hiccups that
came his way, and amidst the comedy he succeeded in not letting the
audience attention waver too far from the issue of autism. I laughed
out loud several times and ended up making a contribution via comedy
central's website, so I have to conclude the event was a success.
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