Chorus of Autistic Kids Steals Show at 'Night of Too Many Stars’ (VIDEO)

With celebrities manning the phone banks and plenty of talent onstage to perform, Comedy Central's Night of Too Many Stars joined together once again to benefit the New York Collaborates for Autism, and featured plenty of performances and star power. But one, especially, stole the show. Weird Al Yankovic, along with Jodi DiPiazza, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of two, performed "Yoda." And together with the Actionplay Chorus, they brought down the house.

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The hilarious comedian and the teen musician, who performed "Firework" with Katy Perry at the last show, showed off the kids' talents in a great rendition. Take a look:

While their performance naturally deserved a standing ovation, it was just one of the many great parts of the show. Comedians like Sarah Silverman, Gilbert Gottfried, Jim Gaffigan, Maya Rudolph, Paul Rudd, Chris Rock, Will Forte, Amy Schumer, John Oliver, and even Triumph the Insult Comic Dog all made appearances. Several celebrities auctioned off private moments to benefit the charity. Judd Apatow offered to direct a Vine video, Comedy Central is auctioning tickets to the Justin Bieber roast, and viewers can even bid on an opportunity to be drawn into a Simpsons episode. And the list goes on from there.

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At a time when one in 68 children in America is diagnosed with autism, the need for education, awareness, and treatment is all the more important. Since its start in 2006, Night of Too Many Stars has raised more than $18 million to benefit people with autism, particularly through education. The organization, along with New York Collaborates for Autism, raises money to aid autism schools, programs, and services to children and adults. And everyone has the chance to help.

You can bid on any of the auction items at Comedy Central, or donate to the cause through the website, or texting "STARS" to 50555 to donate $10.

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