Jimmy Pardo’s Pardcast-a-Thon Goes for a Record for Smile Train
By Jake Kroeger on November 21, 2013
Comedian and podcast trailblazer Jimmy Pardo has been holding his annual Pardcast-a-Thon to benefit Smile Train four years in a row, and is now making it a great fifth (and hopefully sixth, seventh, and… you get it). Since 2009, Pardo and his plethora of hilarious and famous friends, including Conan O’Brien, Jon Hamm, Sarah Silverman, Amy Poehler, Aimee Mann, and more, have raised over $300,000. That’s over $300K going towards helping children who need cleft palate surgery around the world get exactly that, so they can do basic things like smile.
If that’s not a world record of a podcast raising money for charity, you at least have to stop and clap for the cause they’re supporting.
After you’re done clapping, make sure to make a reminder to watch the live webcast of Pardcast-a-Thon on November 29th and donate to Smile Train (we’d hope that you would have gotten your PS4 or X Box One before Black Friday so you can watch this) at Pardcast.com or Laffster.com/nnf. Stopping by this year with Jimmy and his co-hosts Matt Belknap and Pat Francis over 12 hours are plenty of fantastic guests, including Zach Galifianakis, Patton Oswalt, Scott Aukerman, Doug Benson, Andy Richter, and many more to be announced. Also, if you donate, there will be special prizes you could win from the guests, which could be anything, but also could be something you’d drop money to frame, because it might be from the personal collection of Galifianakis or Oswalt.
Also, it’s not like I need a reason to post Jimmy Pardo doing a panel interview with his boss Conan O’Brien last night, but if that’ll get you more into the Pardcast-a-Thon next week, then that’s more than enough of a reason for me. So, here’s Pardo attempting to get through a single story on Conan, emphasis on “attempting”.