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Variety's inaugural Power of Comedy event will honor comedian Russell Brand with an award for his contributions toward women?s cancer research and provide laugh track courtesy of Hollywood's comedy heavyweights. The warmth you'll feel from the upper balcony can only be attributed to poorly timed spontaneous combustion or the side-splitting laughter induced by host Justin Long. The evening will also feature the comedic voodoo of Aziz Ansari, Sarah Silverman, Bob Saget, B.J. Novak, Donald Glover, Brandon T. Jackson, Nick Kroll, Matt Lucas, Patton Oswalt, Garry Shandling, and Rebel Wilson. As sequin-studded spotlights shine down on Brand?s achievement, know that you, too, deserve a 10-minute bout of applause. Ticket proceeds go to benefit the Noreen Fraser Foundation, which funds women?s cancer research and the Men for Women Now awareness program.