Climate change, which has played its part in worsening this summer’s deadly heat waves, hurricanes, forest fires, and floods, is generally not an issue to laugh at.

But, for a night, seven popular late-night comedy shows hope that they can make that difference.

The goal of this unprecedented coordinated effort is to reach a broad public and to convey the gravity of the challenge that humanity is faced.

The group has been co-sponsored by longtime producer Steve Bodow, whose previous TV credits also include executive producer/showrunner of “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj,” executive producer/co-showrunner of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” executive producer/editor/collaborator of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” and executive producer/co-producer of “The Opposition with Jordan Klepper.”

Why did Trevor Noah decide to organize those efforts?

Stephen Colbert

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Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah is a South African comedian, television host, writer, producer, political commentator, and actor. He is the host of The Daily Show, an American satirical news program on Comedy Central. (wikipedia)

YouTube (channel)

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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is an American liberal late-night talk show hosted by Stephen Colbert, which premiered on September 8, 2015. Produced by Spartina Productions and CBS Studios, (wikipedia)

Exxon Valdez oil spill

The Exxon Valdez oil spill occurred in Prince William Sound, Alaska, on March 24, 1989, when Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker owned by Exxon Shipping Company that was bound for Long Beach, (wikipedia)

Seth Meyers

Seth Adam Meyers is an American comedian, writer, producer, actor, and television host. He hosts Late Night with Seth Meyers, a late-night talk show on NBC. Prior to that, (wikipedia)

Late Night with Seth Meyers

Late Night with Seth Meyers is an American late-night and news satire talk show hosted by Seth Meyers on NBC. The show premiered on February 24, 2014, (wikipedia)

ABC News

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