Olivia Munn was one of many who turned out in New York City for a stellar night of comedy on Saturday as part of the Night Of Too Many Stars – An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education.
A massive number of comedy’s greatest talents hit the stage at the Beacon Theatre for the event, including Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Lewis Black, Jimmy Fallon, Ricky Gervais, Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman, Jon Stewart and many more.
The Night of Too Many Stars benefited a variety of autism education and family service programs across the country, in support of the overabundance of autistic individuals that so desperately need quality services. One exciting new initiative is The Institute for Brain Development—an all-inclusive diagnosis and treatment center positioned to undertake groundbreaking collaborative research into the causes and treatment of autism spectrum disorders. The Institute is the product of New York Center for Autism’s partnership with New York-Presbyterian and its affiliated medical school of Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medical College.
Autism is a lifelong neurological disorder, which makes it painfully difficult for children to function in the world around them. Autism robs children of their ability to communicate and to understand. Even simple play with others is often impossible. One in 110 children and one in 70 boys are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder each year. The number in new cases is staggering. There is no cure.