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Stephen Colbert Campaign Raises $1M for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

Stephen Colbert Campaign Raises $1M for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief
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By    |   Friday, 06 October 2017 01:17 PM EDT

Stephen Colbert joined with comedian Nick Kroll and other celebrities for a combined effort that raised $1 million for hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

Colbert, the host of CBS' "The Late Show," and Kroll announced the campaign last week, saying that Colbert would donate $1,000 for each celebrity who posted a photo of themselves during their teenage years on Twitter using the hashtag #PuberMe.

The campaign raised $233,000 from the #PuberMe tweets, Colbert announced Thursday on "The Late Show."

Kroll and his Netflix series "Big Mouth" announced Thursday night they would donate more, and the CBS network said it would match their donations, which reached $999,000.

Then Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the Broadway play "Hamilton," added the remaining $1,000 and showed a video from his teenage years singing a song about Puerto Rico.

Actors and politicians played along, including Ryan Seacrest, Henry Winkler, Kristen Bell, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and former President Bill Clinton. Colbert showed their photographs in a separate clip from the show.

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Stephen Colbert joined with comedian Nick Kroll and other celebrities for a combined effort that raised $1 million for hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
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