Stephen Colbert and Nick Kroll raise $1 million for Puerto Rico with #PuberMe campaign
CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc./Scott Kowalchyk(NEW YORK) — Last week, The Late Show host Stephen Colbert and comic actor Nick Kroll launched a campaign asking celebrities to share embarrassing photos from their awkward teen years, pledging $1,000 to Hurricane Maria relief in Puerto Rico for each photo shared.
Colbert has been airing various embarrassing celebrity photos every night on his show since announcing the campaign, and on Thursday Colbert brought the campaign to an end announcing that the campaign has raised $1 million.
The money, for the One America Appeal, comes from The Americone Dream Fund — money raised from a Colbert-themed Ben & Jerry’s flavor — and from Kroll and his Netflix series Big Mouth, as well as from CBS.
Colbert, himself, as well as Seth Rogan, Henry Winkler, Martin Short and Kristen Bell, were just some of the celebrities who shared photos.
During the show Thursday night, Kroll and Colbert joked that they had come up $1,000 short of $1 million, before Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda emerged from the wings to provide the last photo, or, actually an awkward teenage video of himself singing, good for the last $1,000.
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