Jimmy Pardo and “Never Not
Funny” are back to host the fourth annual Pardcast-a-Thon
fundraiser to benefit Smile Train. This year’s event airs
“from 12:00 to 12:00 in ’12,” kicking off at 12:00pm PST on
Friday, November 23rd. Jimmy will be joined by
co-hosts Matt Belknap and Pat Francis.
The 12-hour marathon
webcast will stream live via Dailymotion at
www.dailymotion.com from the ACME Theatre in Los Angeles
and feature over twenty all-star comedy guests throughout
the event. Celebrities scheduled to participate include Jon
Hamm from “Mad Men,” Sarah Silverman from “Wreck-It Ralph,”
Rob Corddry from “Children’s Hospital” and Scott Aukerman
from IFC’s “Comedy Bang! Bang!”
To date, the Pardcast-a-Thons
have raised over $100,000 for
“Smile Train is proud and
honored to be a part of the 4th annual Pardcast-a-Thon and
greatly appreciates Jimmy Pardo’s continued support in
helping children with cleft lip and palate in the developing
world," says Smile Train Executive Director Priscilla Ma.
"We thank Jimmy and his fans for generating awareness about
our cause and motivating donors and supporters to give from
their hearts and help those less fortunate. This holiday
season, Smile Train wishes to create a ‘Season of Smiles,’
giving thousands of children the gift of a smile and hope
for a fresh start in the New Year."
“Never Not Funny” is a paid
subscriber podcast currently in its eleventh season. It was
named an Editor’s Pick by Esquire Magazine and “The #1
Relatively Obscure Thing You Need to Be Paying Attention To”
by GQ. It has also been named a top comedy podcast by LA
Weekly, The AV Club, iTunes and USA Today’s pop culture blog
Pop Candy. Full audio and video episodes are available at
http://pardcast.com. The first twenty minutes of each
episode are available for free through iTunes.
In addition to “Never Not
Funny,” Jimmy Pardo hosts the Nerdist YouTube Channel web
series “Write Now!” and the backstage celebrity interview
series “The Pardo Patrol” for TeamCoco.com. He also opens
for Conan O’Brien at “Conan” tapings.
Matt Belknap is the
Editorial Director of
aspecialthing.com and the co-founder and President of
the comedy record label AST Records.
Our mission is to provide a
child born with a cleft the same opportunities in life as a
child born without a cleft.
Every day, Smile Train
provides more than 320 free cleft surgeries. These surgeries
not only provide the precious gift of a smile, but also, a
second chance at life. Smile Train was founded in 1999 and
has become the world’s largest cleft charity with over 2,300
partner surgeons operating in over 1,100 partner hospitals
and has helped children in over 80 countries.
Unlike many charities that
do many different things, Smile Train's mission is focused
on solving a single problem: cleft lip and palate.
Every year more than
170,000 children are born with cleft lips and palates in the
developing world. Each one can be helped with corrective
surgery that costs as little as $250.