Tickets On-Sale on Friday, October 27 for the Return of Night of Too Many Stars — NEXT for AUTISM’s Live Comedy Concert on Monday, December 11, 2023 at the Beacon Theatre in New York
October 25, 2023 (New York, NY)—NEXT for AUTISM (NEXT), the leading nonprofit dedicated to building national programs that enhance the lives of autistic adults, is excited to announce the return of its popular live comedy event, Night of Too Many Stars. The comedy concert and live auction will occur on Monday, December 11, 2023, at the Beacon Theatre in New York City.
Performers for this year’s event include Rachel Bloom, Stephen Colbert, Ron Funches, James Austin Johnson, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Amy Schumer, Jon Stewart, the cast of How to Dance in Ohio, and too many more to come. This event is the perfect setting for businesses and individuals to celebrate the holidays while giving back, with both group sponsorships and ticket options available.
Night of Too Many Stars was created by longtime SNL and Conan O’Brien writer/producer Robert Smigel and his wife Michelle Smigel, who struggled to find effective education for their own autistic son, Daniel. The Smigels’ extended comedy family has been supporting this event over the past 20 years and has raised over 30 million dollars to support programs that enhance the lives of autistic individuals, specifically in the areas of education, home, work, social, health and well-being. Past event performers include Steve Carell, George Clooney, Billy Crystal, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, John Oliver, Katy Perry, Amy Poehler, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, Maya Rudolph, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman, and Ben Stiller.
The incidence of autism in children is 1 in 36, with more than 5.4 million autistic adults in the U.S. At NEXT for AUTISM, we believe each person deserves the opportunity to lead a fulfilling and productive life. To help make this vision a reality, NEXT leverages the insight of neurodiverse and neurotypical stakeholders on our team and our extended network. NEXT for AUTISM has funded more than 350 projects at 145 organizations across the United States and impacted more than 100,000 autistic individuals.
The event committee includes Michal Shtender and Michael Auerbach, Dr. Jen Clark and Andy Korbak, Tanja and James Dixon, Dee and Tommy Hilfiger, Bellanca Smigel Rutter and Mitch Rutter, Jackie and Adam Sandler, Rena and David Schwartzbaum, Laura and Harry Slatkin, Lucia Smigel, Michelle and Robert Smigel, Tracey and Jon Stewart, and Christopher “CJ” Wallace (as October 15, 2023).
Tickets start at $134.55 and will be available to the general public on Friday, October 27 at 11am ET.
Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available in person beginning on Saturday, October 28 at the Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, and Beacon Theatre box offices. Sponsorship and corporate ticketing are available at .
Someone you know loves someone with autism. Join us for a memorable night of comedy, laughs, and goodwill. Together we will create what’s NEXT for autism.
NEXT for AUTISM is the leading nonprofit dedicated to transforming the national landscape of services for people with autism by strategically designing, launching, and supporting innovative initiatives. In 2023, the organization’s 20th anniversary, NEXT remains steadfast in its quest to change the paradigm for how individuals with autism thrive throughout their adult lives. This is done by leveraging a broad range of autistic and neurotypical stakeholders and partnering with national organizations, regional agencies, and local entities to enhance services and maximize resources.
NEXT’s mission is to build national programs that enhance the lives of autistic adults, including NEXT for DSP (Direct Support Professional) professional development training, NEXT for AUTISM FELLOWS scholarship initiative, and NEXT CONNECTS a co-mentorship program aimed at fostering inclusion in the workplace.
Someone you know loves someone with autism. Learn more at: NEXTforAUTISM.org