Comedy Central’s autism benefit airs Thursday, quirky items on auction now

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night of too many starsWhat’s the secret to making Hot Pockets diarrhea proof? Well, what if those Hot Pockets were signed by Jim Gaffigan? Right, you’d still have the runs, but you’d have a swell conversation piece.

Gaffigan’s autographed Hot Pockets are just one of many quirky items being auctioned off for Comedy Central’s benefit Night of Too Many Stars which airs this Thursday at 9pm EST.

The fundraiser, featuring a comically overbooked line-up of celebrities, aims to raise money for autism research. Filmed at the Beacon Theater in New York City, John Oliver, Tina Fey, Chris Rock, and more came out to support the cause. Punchline Magazine gave you a sneak peek at the red (blue) carpet that night.

The list of items up for auction are both hilarious AND practical. For example, when I write thank you cards to people, I get hand cramps signing each card over and over. It will be much easier with my very own box of “Thank You” cards signed by Late Night host Jimmy Fallon!

And what do you call a great comedic book signed by a great comedian? A copy of Sarah Palin’s autobiography signed by Tina Fey!

Lots of autographed foods are also up for bidding this year. John Oliver from The Daily Show is auctioning off a signed package of English muffins (get it? he’s British!?) and David Letterman is auctioning off a package of canned ham.

Tune in Thursday at 9pm EST on Comedy Central for Night of Too Many Stars. To bid on items from the auction click here. Or, you can simply donate to the cause here.

Donations of $75 and higher will receive a White castle burger-scented candle (yum). For donations $100 and higher, you will receive an 2011 Tina Fey swimsuit calendar (yum). For more on that, check out the video below.

Night of Too Many Stars Thursday, October 21, 2010
Preview – Tina Fey Swimsuit Calendar
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And after the jump, check out three more preview videos, featuring Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Steve Carell and Chris Rock from Night of Too Many Stars.

Night of Too Many Stars Thursday, October 21, 2010
Preview – Triumph’s Charities
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UPDATE! We’ve added new preview clips below. Enjoy!

Night of Too Many Stars Thursday, October 21, 2010
Preview – Steve Carell and Chris Rock’s Special Auction Items Pt. 1
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Night of Too Many Stars Thursday, October 21, 2010
Preview – Steve Carell and Chris Rock’s Special Auction Items Pt. 2
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