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Watch a Special Edition of 'Billy on the Street' with Martin Short

Last night NBC aired a TV special for their charity event Red Nose Day, and the night included a brand new segment of Billy on the Street with special guest Martin Short. Instead of giving away dollars, this time Billy Eichner and Martin Short are looking for a round of on-the-street charitable donations, and at least one of them is worth it for the anecdote Short shares about working with Chevy Chase.

'Conan' Is Selling Nick Offerman's Wood Emojis for Charity

Since airing a silly sketch about Nick Offerman's handcrafted wood emojis last month, the Conan crew got flooded with requests for the real thing and decided to sell 100 of them for charity. Since the first edition of wood emojis sold out in just 19 minutes, last night O'Brien announced that they're selling more emojis, with all proceeds going to the Children's Defense Fund. Currently, the emojis' Tilt page already has almost 1000 more buyers who want their own 2-inch thick hunk of pine.

'Nathan for You's Dumb Starbucks Episode Is Finally Here, and He's Selling His Parody Art on eBay

Nathan for You's Dumb Starbucks episode aired last night, but before opening up the store Fielder had to prove — for legal reasons — that he had a history of making parody art. To do this, he first hooked up with the LA coffee shop owner he originally intended to help to write some parody songs, but soon after he decided to pursue a parody art career on his own, which you can check out in the above clip. Fielder also announced today that the show is auctioning off his parody art pieces on eBay for charity, so if you've always dreamed of a "T.G.I. Fart" sign hanging on [...]

Dan Harmon Is Doing a QVC-Style Streaming Garage Sale

Community creator Dan Harmon is hosting a streaming garage sale in the vein of QVC with himself and friends from his podcast Harmontown auctioning off their valuables for charity. The event is happening this Sunday from 6pm to 9pm EST (livestream link), and all of the sales benefit LA-based educational nonprofit 826LA. Items like signed books, DVDs, and posters and items from Harmon and friends' closets will be (or already are) available for purchase.

Jasper Tries to Pass Off 473 Subscriptions to 'Lowrider Magazine,' by Pablo Goldstein

Jasper, step into my office.

Now, I realize the student body has gone a little bonkers over the annual magazine subscription fundraiser. This year we really tried hard to round up some great prizes that would encourage you all to give it the ol’ Robert La Follette Middle School try. But in the rush to sell the most magazines, I'm afraid some students haven't been totally honest.

I’ll get right to the point. Jasper, I don’t think you actually sold 473 subscriptions of Lowrider Magazine.

At first I thought, “Maybe he filled out the form incorrectly. He probably sold 47 subscriptions of the magazine that celebrates the underground scene that rose from the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s, [...]

Stephen Colbert Is Giving $800,000 to South Carolina Public School Teachers

As if you needed any more proof that Stephen Colbert is an awesome guy with a heart of gold, Daily Kos reports that Colbert has decided to fund every existing grant request made by public school teachers in his home state of South Carolina via DonorsChoose.org. Colbert made the announcement today at a surprise event at an elementary school in Greenville, where he revealed that he's teamed up with Share Fair Nation and ScanSource to fund all of the crowdfunding projects (nearly 1,000 of them) for over 800 teachers at over 375 schools, with a grand total of $800,000 in donations. Much of the money comes from [...]

Will Ferrell Wants to Play Video Games with You for Charity

If your biggest dream is to win a half-eaten bag of Skittles and the chance to play video games with Will Ferrell, his newest charity push "Will Ferrell's SuperMegaBlastMax Gamer Challenge" might make those dreams come true. Ferrell has set up an Indiegogo campaign at WillFerrellHatesCancer.org to raise $375,000 for children and families suffering from cancer, and everyone who donates at least $10 to the cause will be eligible to win a free video game session with him broadcast live on Twitch.

Kurt Braunohler Successfully Made It From Chicago to New Orleans Via Jet Ski

A couple weeks ago, comedian Kurt Braunohler announced he would be jet skiing Chicago to New Orleans via the Mississippi to earn money to send animals to eat to a African families as part of his new Comedy Central web series Roustabout. It turns out his plan worked out, as he successfully completed his journey yesterday evening, arriving in New Orleans and doing a free show there. Braunohler left on Friday, May 30th, and was traveling for seven days before reaching New Orleans.

Roustabout will debut on Comedy Central's YouTube channel once all the footage is put together. The series features comedians like Jon Daly, Kyle Kinane, Wyatt [...]

Jimmy Pardo Is Hosting His Fifth Annual Podcast Marathon for Charity

Jimmy Pardo, host of the podcast Never Not Funny is set for his the Fifth Annual Pardcast-a-Thon, the annual podcast marathon he does to benefit the charity Smile Train. The event will take place from noon to midnight PST on Friday, November 29th, with Zach Galifianakis, Patton Oswalt, Scott Aukerman, Andy Richter, Doug Benson, Joel Stein, and Phil Hendrie scheduled to participate, along with Pardo's co-hosts Matt Belknap and Pat Francis.

Started in 2009, the annual event has attracted past guests like Conan O'Brien, Amy Poehler, Sarah Silverman, Jon Hamm, and more. Past Pardcast-a-Thons have raised over $300,000 for Smile Train, an international charity that repairs childrens' cleft palates. The event [...]

Seth Rogen Is a Big Jerk in This New Funny or Die Video

Here's a new Funny or Die video Seth Rogen made for an Alzheimer's Association event he's hosting called Hilarity for Charity. Like all good charity videos, it involves the spokesperson committing armed robbery, playing Russian roulette, and making meth with Bryan Cranston.

Amy Poehler Calls Gilda Radner "My Favorite, My Number One"

On Monday night in New York, cancer charity Gilda's Club honored Amy Poehler as part of their first-ever annual comedy festival GildaFest, and Poehler certainly didn't disappoint in her acceptance speech praising legendary SNL cast member Gilda Radner. Here's an excerpt from Poehler's speech:

Gilda Radner was my favorite, my number one. She was the person whose voice was in my head, the woman my mother was laughing at, the person that seemed kind of like me, the first Jewish woman I think I ever met… I truly wish I was Jewish but I'm too lazy to convert. I love how Gilda was just as funny as [...]

Help Chris O'Dowd Make a Hot Air Balloon Shaped Like Peter Griffin's Testicles

It's for cancer awareness, not that you needed a reason. The Daily Dot reports that Chris O'Dowd has teamed up with British charity Male Cancer Awareness Campaign for their new Indiegogo campaign called "Skyballs" to "build, launch and tour the world in a hot-air balloon shaped like a giant pair of testicles." More specifically, the testicles will take on the shape of that of Family Guy's Peter Griffin, and they will tour around the world next year to celebrate MCAC's 10th anniversary and also serve as an obvious reminder to the men down below to "act on the early warning signs of male cancers."

The Indiegogo campaign [...]

Kurt Braunohler Is Jet Skiing the Mississippi to Feed African Families in His Dumb, Important New Web Series

Here's the trailer for Roustabout, Kurt Braunohler's new web series through Comedy Central's digital wing CC:Studios. As Braunohler explains, the show will document him jet skiing from Chicago to New Orleans (if that's possible) to raise money to feed farm animals to a bunch of African families. Here's the IndieGoGo link, in which Braunohler accurately calls this whole enterprise "the dumbest way to make the world a better place."

Watch Amy Poehler Give a Heartfelt Speech About the Importance of Charity

Here's Amy Poehler delivering an emotional speech about her work with the Worldwide Orphans Foundation at a recent philanthropic event (Poehler and Jon Hamm's Emmy "losers party" last month also benefited the charity). The speech is a tearjerker, but Poehler makes a few jokes during it too.