How much would you pay to have Steve Carell to passionately shout your name?
Image Credit: Jason Kempin/Getty ImagesWhen Jon Stewart wasn’t busy mocking former CNN anchor Rick Sanchez at the Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education this weekend, he was on the side of the stage trying to contain his laughter as Steve Carell simulated an orgasm.
EW was at the event’s taping on Saturday at the Beacon Theater in NYC and got a sneak peek at what you can expect to see when the special and live celebrity phone bank air Oct. 21. Among the entertaining offerings? A series of charity auctions for big — and mostly strange — prizes, like the aforementioned shout-out from Carell during a fake bout of…ehem…excitement. Two women split the $20,000 price tag for that one. And as if that wasn’t awkward enough, each girl was on stage holding Carell’s hand during the encounter. Stewart — and the audience — nearly lost it.
Also fetching $20,000 was Chris Rock’s donated item: his ability to tell people off. The highest bidder was a woman whose ex-boyfriend had posted pictures of him and another girl on Facebook. “Chris Rock has cursed out presidents; he has cursed out kings. Tonight, he will bring that Emmy Award-winning talent to that piece of s— who broke up with you,” host Jon Stewart quipped. The call was made during the show and can not be quoted here even in part for decency reasons. It was that good.
Other auctions included:
* A chance to stun gun Johnny Knoxville on camera – Sold for $9,000
* A fossilized trilobite signed by George Clooney AND a free trip to L.A. to meet him – Sold for $20,000
* A one-on-one lesson with Conan O’Brien on how to properly use the Masturbating Bear costume. Winner will get to wear the costume during the lesson – Sold for $9,000
* A non-speaking walk-on role on Modern Family – Sold for $30,000
* A non-speaking walk-on role on Criminal Minds – Sold for $16,000
* Dinner with Robin Williams (a last-minute item Williams added) – Sold for $10,000
After the show, comedian Jim Gaffigan summed it up best, saying, “The sum of comedians, as funny people, is much greater than them individually.” And that’s especially true when said comedians auction off weird stuff.
What do you think, PopWatchers? Were these prices right?
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