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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

On his way out the “The Daily Show" door, Jon Stewart helped raise $2.2 million for an Autism charity

photo: Jon Stewart, host of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
The ticket raffle Jon Stewart announced back in April spurred entries from more than 47,000 people from 78 countries. Most of them made small donations — $10 or $20 each — but it added up to $2,235,520.
The raffle winner, identified as Sameer P. from Santa Clara, received two tickets to Thursday’s finale of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”
The donations will go to New York Collaborates for Autism.
On Thursday August 6, 2015, a few hours before Stewart’s sign-off was televised by Comedy Central, Omaze released the fundraising totals and said it was “fitting that he leveraged his final show to raise over $2 million for this incredible cause.” The raffle marked the second time Stewart has partnered with Omaze.

Watch the last episode of  “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” at:http://thedailyshow.cc.com/full-episodes/pjkw01/august-6--2015---jon-stewart-s-final-episode

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