There were a number of extraordinary moments during Comedy Central's Night Of Too Many Stars benefit for autism programs, but there was one in particular that drew tears from the audience rather than laughs.
Katy Perry performs onstage at Comedy Central's night of too many stars with autistic Jodi DiPiazza
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The theme for the night was bringing together unlikely couples: Bill O'Reilly and Chris Matthews, Harvey Keitel and Carly Rae Jepson, Paula Dean and butter (well, unlikely now). But the most unexpected of them all was little Jodi DiPiazza, a young girl living with autism, and superstar Katy Perry. In a pre-taped profile on DiPiazza, the audience learned of her struggles with the disorder as well as how she began to find a way forward through music.
Following the video, DiPiazza, seated almost comically at an enormous grand piano, was joined on stage by Katy Perry for a duet of the star's hit song, "Firework." What followed was a performance that left not one dry eye in the theater. Watch the video: