Jimmy Pardo’s celeb-filled post-Thanksgiving podcast raises money for charity

Jimmy Pardo rallies his celebrity friends.

 

Rae Votta

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Published Nov 27, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 2:58 am CDT

Comedy podcasts aim to bring a smile to listeners’ faces, but the annual Thanksgiving Pardcast-a-Thon goes the extra mile as a charity benefit for Smile Train.

Smile Train is a clef lip and palate repair organization that Jimmy Pardo and his band of comedy heavyweights annually support with their Black Friday event at the ACME Comedy Theater in Hollywood. This year, for the sixth annual edition, Never Not Funny’s Pardo joins forces with Matt Belknap and Pat Francis to welcome Doug Benson, Weird Al, Sarah Silverman, General Hospital star Jason Thompson, Scott Aukerman, Paul F. Tompkins, and more than 20 more surprise guests.

This is going to be the ultimate PCAT,” Pardo told the Daily Dot. “We literally have more show than time this year. Every star that could do it is… we have an amazing lineup. [We’re] hoping to raise a ton of dough for a great cause.”

Pardcast-a-Thon has helped raise half a million dollars for Smile Train. Past special guest appearances have included Conan O’Brien, Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Bob Saget, Kevin Nealon, and many others.

Fans can catch the event on both  www.nevernotfunny.com and on JASH’s Video Podcast Network. The event runs from noon to midnight PT on Nov 28.

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*First Published: Nov 27, 2014, 12:00 pm CST