Ricky Gervais is to appear in a New York charity gig alongside his American Office counterpart Steve Carell.
The Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert For Autism Education will also air on the Comedy Central channel in the States, where it will form the basis of a telethon.
The show, staged by Stewart’s company Busybody Productions, takes place on October 2, with the TV broadcast coming on October 21.
A similar fundraiser was held two years ago featuring Larry David, Will Ferrell, Kelsey Grammer, Conan O'Brien, Adam Sandler, Susan Sarandon and Ben Stiller, as well as many of the acts taking part in this year’s show. It raised around $2.5million.
Carell recently announced he would quit The Office after its next series.
Published: 26 Jul 2010