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 http://pardcast.com and 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 more than $100,000 for Smile Train.
"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.