Robert De Niro is one of the big names just added to the all-star lineup set to appear this Saturday, Nov. 18, on HBO’s “Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs.”
Others who have just been confirmed include Edie Falco, Will Forte, Christopher Jackson, Kumail Nanjiani, Andy Samberg and Sarah Silverman.
The new additions join a roster of previously announced stars including J.J. Abrams, Stephen Colbert, Rob Corddry, Abbi Jacobson, Ellie Kemper, Jordan Klepper, Howie Mandel, Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney, Olivia Munn, Chris Rock, John Oliver, Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller. The house band for the event is the Roots.
“HBO is partnering with Facebook and YouTube to stream the show live from HBO’s pages, which will enable viewers to watch for free and donate directly through social media,” HBO noted in an announcement today.
The special will also stream live on HBO GO and HBO NOW, and will be available to subscribers of affiliates participating in the upcoming Free Preview Weekend, which begins this Friday, Nov. 17, and runs through Monday, Nov. 20.
The show, which will include stand-up performances, sketches and short films, is presented by HBO in partnership with NEXT for AUTISM from The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. The event is hosted by Jon Stewart.