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Robert Smigel Talks About His Son With Autism, Night of Too Many Stars

March 03, 2015

Robert Smigel, the comedy writer known for creating "Triumph the Insult Comic Dog," appeared on "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart on Monday to discuss an event close to his heart: "Night of Too Many Stars."

Since 2006, "Night of Too Many Stars" has raised over $18 million, giving children and adults with autism the opportunities they deserve to learn, contribute and live the fullest lives possible. While many great organizations focus primarily on autism research, "Night of Too Many Stars" and New York Collaborates for Autism raise funds to support autism schools, programs and services.

Smigel is the creator and executive producer of the event, and a member of the board of directors for New York Collaborates for Autism.

Autism Speaks partnered with New York Collaborates for Autism, the Kessler Foundation, the May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust, and Poses Family Foundation to collectively commit almost $7.5 million to support groundbreaking work in disability and inclusion in employment in 2014 and 2015. The funders joined forces with leaders across sectors to pursue a new collaborative strategy that seeks to expand employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities and accelerate the adoption of disability inclusion initiatives.

Watch "Night of Too Many Stars" on Sunday at 8pm ET on Comedy Central. 

Help spread the word about the night! Check out the social media toolkit here: http://www.nyc4a.org/toolkit