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Stephen Colbert and Nick Kroll raise million dollars with #puberme campaign

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. Additional contributions by Kroll, the cast of Netflix's Big Mouth, CBS chairman Les Moonves and the Americone Dream Fund brought the grand total to a whopping $999K.

To that news, Colbert revealed that Les Moonves and CBS had made a decision to match that amount, bringing the total funds raised to $666,000.

"That'd the devil's donation", Kroll joked via a phone call from Argentina. Such was the case during a special guest appearance alongside Michael Moore at his one-man Broadway play, The Terms of My Surrender on Wednesday, when the usual nice guy Colbert let his feelings be known in no uncertain terms.

Then everyone started "double-donating": Colbert pledged another $266,000 from Americone Dream to reward the regular folks who posted their own #PuberMe photos, and Kroll threw out another $66,000.

You've likely seen a lot of awkward puberty photos recently on social media from famous celebrities with the hashtag #PuberMe.

Stephen Colbert and Nick Kroll raised $1 million from their #PuberMe campaign!

Miranda said while he didn't have an awkward teen photo to share with Colbert, he played a video of his 13-year-old self making up a song about Puerto Rico.

Stephen Colbert on Thursday got a last-minute assist from Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda in his fundraising efforts to help Puerto Rico rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Maria.



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