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.
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